A mum has been hammered online after asking her husband to finance her son's wedding – with some his young daughter's college fund money.
The man refused to dip into the account and the whole episode has played out on Reddit.
The unnamed family – said to be from America – got people talking after the disagreement threatened to cause a shadow over the big day.
The mum said her son hasn't got the cash to marry his girlfriend so asked for some support.
His parent was short herself, so asked her husband if they could take out some money from the fund of his daughter, who he had from a previous relationship.
He refused to allow her to use the 16-year-old savings.
The mother-of-the-groom wrote: "My son is getting married in December.
"He's been struggling to get a new job after he left his old job and job search took way longer than expected.
"We can't afford the whole wedding now and we can't change the wedding date since his fiancée refused.
"My husband was upset and told me that he was surprised I even suggested this.
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"He said taking money from her college fund would destroy the relationship completely.
"He yelled at me and told me to drop it."
The story later resurfaced on the Facebook group That's it, I'm Wedding Shaming.
But she didn't get the sympathy she hoped for.
One user wrote: "A one time event vs an education – sure yeah that’s a fair swap."
Another said: "How could you even ask that? That’s her college money, not your son's wedding money. Your son and his fiancée need to figure something out, in a way that doesn’t involve stealing from a 16-year-old. Sheesh lady."
A third chipped in: "How about pay for your own damn wedding, it's 2020, better yet wait til the pandemic is over."
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