What really makes me sad is that if any groom does not finalize financial part with my dad before marriage, my dad will try to save as much money as possible and marry me cheaply. He was thinking on same lines with this alliance before the groom said i want to make financial part clear. After the groom said yes, he and my dad met and the first discussion was regarding the functions. Then the discussion spilled over to fixed deposit and cash in lieu of gifts. I am not against decent and reasonable dowry. It is my right that my dad should do what his budget allows.