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  • Weddings are expensive affairs, there's nothing new or surprising in that statement.

  • When we talk about the costs of a wedding, we often think about the financial toll on the person paying for it.

  • The outlay on tiered cakes, the dress with a long train, appliques, and veil, and canapes at the reception can all add up.

  • But what about the guests?

  • The cost to your friends and family to attend.

  • The first thing to think about when attending is the price of getting there.

  • Even just a few hundred miles from where you live can bring some expenses, be it transport or staying in a hotel.

  • But some people like to tie the knot in exotic locations, thinking it will make their special day even more special, on a beach in front of palm trees rather than somewhere closer to home.

  • Going to far-flung corners of the earth to watch the event can really be a dealbreaker for some when deciding if they can make it.

  • Then there is the gift.

  • What do you give a person on their wedding day?

  • In some cultures, asking for money isn't the done thing.

  • Sometimes, the bride and groom may issue a list of items they want to receive that you have to pick from.

  • But what do you buy?

  • And if it's money, how much do you give them?

  • How much is too much?

  • These are questions all attendees face, give too little and you may cause offense, too much and you may be out of pocket.

  • And of course, you don't want to be outdone by a friend giving more than you, finally, the last thing you want to feel when going to a wedding is regret about the amount you've spent.

  • If you give a good gift and spend a lot on getting there, and the event isn't great, or the food at the reception isn't perfect, you might feel a little resentment.

  • Therefore, only give what you can afford to give Weddings can be expensive for everyone concerned.

  • But people often overlook the cost for guests, I in the end, though, that special day is supposed to be a celebration of love above anything else.

  • Weddings are expensive affairs, there's nothing new or surprising in that statement.

  • When we talk about the costs of a wedding, we often think about the financial toll on the person paying for it.

  • The outlay on tiered cakes, the dress with a long train, appliques, and veil, and canapes at the reception can all add up.

  • But what about the guests?

  • The cost to your friends and family to attend The first thing to think about when attending is the price of getting there.

  • Even just a few hundred miles from where you live can bring some expenses, be it transport or staying in a hotel.

  • But some people like to tie the knot in exotic locations, thinking it will make their special day even more special, on a beach in front of palm trees rather than somewhere closer to home.

  • Going to far-flung corners of the earth to watch the event can really be a dealbreaker for some when deciding if they can make it.

  • Then there is the gift.

  • What do you give a person on their wedding day?

  • In some cultures, asking for money isn't the done thing.

  • Sometimes, the bride and groom may issue a list of items they want to receive that you have to pick from.

  • But what do you buy?

  • And if it's money, how much do you give them?

  • How much is too much?

  • These are questions all attendees face, give too little and you may cause offense, too much and you may be out of pocket.

  • And of course, you don't want to be outdone by a friend giving more than you, finally, the last thing you want to feel when going to a wedding is regret about the amount you've spent.

  • If you give a good gift and spend a lot on getting there, and the event isn't great, or the food at the reception isn't perfect, you might feel a little resentment.

  • Therefore, only give what you can afford to give weddings can be expensive for everyone concerned.

  • But people often overlook the cost for guests, I in the end, though, that special day is supposed to be a celebration of love above anything else.

  • Weddings are expensive affairs, there's nothing new or surprising in that statement.

  • When we talk about the cost of a wedding, we often think about the financial toll on the person paying for it.

  • The outlay on tiered cakes, the dress with a long train, appliques, and veil, and canapes at the reception can all add up.

  • But what about the guests?

  • The cost to your friends and family to attend.

  • The first thing to think about when attending is the price of getting there.

  • Even just a few hundred miles from where you live can bring some expenses, be it transport or staying in a hotel.

  • But some people like to tie the knot in exotic locations, thinking it will make their special day even more special, on a beach in front of palm trees rather than somewhere closer to home.

  • Going to far-flung corners of the earth to watch the event can really be a dealbreaker for some when deciding if they can make it.

  • Then there is the gift.

  • What do you give a person on their wedding day?

  • In some cultures, asking for money isn't the done thing.

  • Sometimes, the bride and groom may issue a list of items they want to receive that you have to pick from.

  • But what do you buy?

  • And if it's money, how much do you give them?

  • How much is too much?

  • These are questions all attendees face, give too little and you may cause offense, too much and you may be out of pocket.

  • And of course, you don't want to be outdone by a friend giving more than you, finally, the last thing you want to feel when going to a wedding is regret about the amount you've spent.

  • If you give a good gift and spend a lot on getting there, and the event isn't great, or the food at the reception isn't perfect, you might feel a little resentment.

  • Therefore, only give what you can afford to give.

  • Weddings can be expensive for everyone concerned.

  • But people often overlook the cost for guests, I in the end, though, that special day is supposed to be a celebration of love above anything else.

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Weddings are expensive affairs, there's nothing new or surprising in that statement.

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