Fortunately, my parents generally have their act together when it comes to money, and assuming I can buy the family farm from them (which will happen barring some catastrophe like an Act of God or something), they will have millions. They already have hundreds of thousands (but like to spend).
BUT, my future in-laws in one month and one day:
Please don't book the fancy restaurant and invite everyone you know for my bridal shower w/ your side of the family. I will be quite happy in your living room. In fact, I had asked for my "home" bridal shower to be in a house, but my mom doesn't want to have to clean for extended family. But now that you've booked it, please stop making side comments about "how much money we're spending on this for you" and "can't do x activity b/c the bridal shower takes up all of your money". You've seen this coming for a year, and it was your choice to host it that way. This does not mean I should be guilt tripped.
Emergency funds exist for a reason. You should try it. Don't get new plates, and restain the cabinets, and repaint 3 rooms b/c you're now hosting family Christmas. And then take out a loan against your 401(k) to help your son pay lawyer fees for an unexpected incident (yes, we paid them back within 3 months). And then, once paid back over $2,000, not have $350 on hand to pay the small amount the insurance doesn't pay for getting your leaking roof and damaged rooms fixed and call your son lamenting your problems. Now I'm leery of even telling you how much we're paying off in student loans each month, and am considering not telling you when we pay them off in 3 years because you know how much money that is.
Don't call us panicked saying you can't even afford 4 nights in a hotel room for our wedding when the month before you were talking about taking a 2 week vacation on the east coast. Then decide that the bride, groom, parents, 6 grandparents, 8 person bridal party, and their dates are all invited to the rehearsal dinner that you're paying for. With what money? I'm just waiting to be informed the week before that they can't actually buy $25-$30 meals for all of them. We have already earmarked some funds for this sad outcome. (Yes, we're not all that mustachian when it comes to big events. Mostly just in day-to-day, which allows us to throw those big events.)
Please get your act together and live within your means. Because in 20 years when you're nearly 70 and still working with no hope for retirement, I hope you won't turn to the kids who are trying to get their own kids through college for help.
Ok, that felt good to get off my chest. I think some wedding-planning anxiety and frustrations might have come into play on this one... :p