Dear Shravs, I can understand ur pain that ur parents spent so much on wedding due to inlaws denands .U should have asked that all expenses be divided fairly and equally between both parties . And both parties should have choice of arrangements equally or as per their responsibility in the arrangements . I think expecting gold and expensive gifts from inlaws is wrong . Let them give as per their capacity . Two wrongs can't make one right. I think ur main resentment is not gold but how they dictated ur parents to spend on ur wedding . The only solution is that as a working woman , u can return considerable money to your parents from ur salary , for what they spent on ur wedding, if u feel ur parents have financial issues. But don't expect gold from ur imlaws or complain about the incident . When we demand expensive gifts from others , somewhere we also lose the freedom to say no to others demands . Use ur salary to buy whatever u want for urself and don't let anyone interfere in that .