I have a cousin(bride)who is getting married very soon. The grooms family is richer than the bride. My cousin is from a middle class who is living in a rented home. They were hesitant to accept the proposal due to the difference in the status. But since they were trying for quite some time they had to proceed further. Now her concern is after marriage whether if she and her parents will be respected by her in-laws and other family members. And obviously after marriage my cousin’s parents will have to attend their family functions and so on.. So her worry is that her parents would not be able to afford expensive gifts and they may look down on her and her parents. After hearing this I too felt the same. But then I explained her that since the guys family know about my cousins status they had no issues with it and agreed for the marriage. I asked her not to worry much. But just like any girls parents my aunt and uncle are happy that my cousin would be entering a well settled family. Somewhere deep down I still wonder the intentions of the guys family. There are many cases were a guys family wants a girl who isn’t as rich as them only so that they want a sanskaari bahu and also who doesn’t have any say in anything. On the other hand there are some nice people who genuinely care and respect the DIL irrespective of the economic status. What’s your opinion on such marriages? Do you think the girl gets the respect and love from her inlaws ?