Q: Our son’s fiance is planning a large reception for their wedding. It’s her first marriage and his second. We paid for his rehearsal dinner the first time around. Are we expected to do so again?
A: Absolutely not. You’ve already done your duty by treating him to his first dinner and are under no monetary obligation for the second one. However, if you want to and are financially able to do so, you can offer to pick up some or all of the tab. Otherwise, you’re only responsible for offering the couple your emotional support. Of course, a gift would also be nice.