Ask Amy: Quinceanera guests’ drinks may drain dad’s funds
Dear Amy: My daughter is going to be celebrating her quinceanera this summer.
I am divorced from her mom, who has re-married and is extremely comfortable financially.
I do not begrudge her this and am happy for her new life.
To put it into perspective, she's bought a new home, put a pool in, traveled all around the country, etc.
On the other hand, things are very tight for me moneywise, and this costly celebration will put a strain on me.
While I'm happy to split most costs of the extravaganza 50-50 (as I should), I am only going to have about a dozen people present, while my ex-wife will have nearly 100.
My family drinks very little alcohol, while my ex's friends and family are known to go overboard in this area.
I fear the alcohol portion of the bill is going to be astronomical, and I am not convinced I should be expected to pay half of it.
I was curious if you agree with me and how I may go about approaching this with her so as not to ruffle feathers.
– High and Dry