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I'm planning a family girls getaway for my Mom's bday. We're planning to head to a bed and breakfast out of town with dinner, shopping and manis/pedis. I've talked to my Mom's sisters and they're in. Then realized I need to invite her sister-in-law and my cousin, too. We're not as close to them but definitely don't want them to feel left out.

Etiquette question. I can only afford to pick up the tab for myself and my Mom. My SIL and I have already discussed splitting Mom's cost as her bday gift. Do I need to say something point blank in my info email to avoid a problem? I originally typed: "Seeing as how I haven't hit the lottery yet I can't pick up the entire tab for the weekend. I hate to invite everyone to get together and then make you responsible for your own but I just don't have the choice." I know 2 of my aunts and their 2 daughters are prepared for the cost but I'm not sure about the 3rd aunt and cousin...

Is that tacky? Normally I would say yes because *I* would come prepared to pay for my own and be pleasantly surprised if someone offered to pay for everything. But I can't be put in that position. I want the expectations to be realistic, I guess.

Thoughts? Opinions? Criticisms?
danig: (Default)
I'm planning a family girls getaway for my Mom's bday. We're planning to head to a bed and breakfast out of town with dinner, shopping and manis/pedis. I've talked to my Mom's sisters and they're in. Then realized I need to invite her sister-in-law and my cousin, too. We're not as close to them but definitely don't want them to feel left out.

Etiquette question. I can only afford to pick up the tab for myself and my Mom. My SIL and I have already discussed splitting Mom's cost as her bday gift. Do I need to say something point blank in my info email to avoid a problem? I originally typed: "Seeing as how I haven't hit the lottery yet I can't pick up the entire tab for the weekend. I hate to invite everyone to get together and then make you responsible for your own but I just don't have the choice." I know 2 of my aunts and their 2 daughters are prepared for the cost but I'm not sure about the 3rd aunt and cousin...

Is that tacky? Normally I would say yes because *I* would come prepared to pay for my own and be pleasantly surprised if someone offered to pay for everything. But I can't be put in that position. I want the expectations to be realistic, I guess.

Thoughts? Opinions? Criticisms?

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