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Thank you for your question. I am a Pennsylvania licensed professional. Please permit me to assist you this evening.To answer your question directly, the father of bride cannot legally pursue the other party for the expenses. Here is why:Ultimately the choice to pay for the wedding was the father's. If he would have refused to pay the other parties would not have been able to legally compel him to do so. Since the choice to pay was his, so is the risk under the payment. The only potential way he could pursue the other party for the bill would be if that person agreed in writing that the funds were a 'loan' and that he would pay back those funds at a later time. Even if fraud was committed, it was against the daughter and not against the father, which would not permit him under PA law to seek recourse. I wish I had a different answer for you, truly, as I sympathize, but without anything in writing from the husband promising repayment, there are no viable grounds to seek repayment.Good luck.
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