(Closed) VENT : can't believe how much attending a friend's wedding will cost!!

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 62
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If the wedding is on Long Island, fly Southwest into Islip airport, then cab or take lirr or Hampton jitney.  ask the groom for suggestions to get a ride to the rehearsal dinner and wedding! It stinks that LI/ ny is so expensive! Good luck!

Post # 63
1285 posts
Bumble bee

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@cestvrai:  If you take a cab from the airport into NYC, you’ll have to pay tolls.  The cab driver won’t, plus you’d have to pay him once you arrive.  If you get a car, parking garages are expensive, unless you can get a 24 hour rate deal. You can check on that, or have someone that lives there check on what the best rate is around your hotel. 

Post # 65
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@cestvrai:  Congrats about getting a good rate on the blocked hotel. I would venture to guess that they will provide a shuttle, OR you could at least carpool with others – that will bring your cost down.

Post # 66
2185 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I feel your pain. I am in a wedding this summer and it’s costing me an arm and leg. And no, I can’t drop out, it’s family. FML. I won’t agree to be in any other weddings for the rest of my life though!

Post # 67
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Wedding related travel costs can be tough. We live across the country from my hometown and 400 miles from his, so basically every wedding we get invited to is a destination wedding. In the past two years we’ve had to travel for two weddings in San Diego, one in Los Angeles, and one in Portland, Oregon. This coming year we have one in Massachusetts, one in Maine, and our own in New Hampshire (which will require 50%+ of our guests to travel, most from Southen California). I definitely feel bad about the money many of our guests will have to spend to attend our wedding – cross country flights, rental cars, and hotel for at least two nights – but most of our friends are entering their 30s and a little more established career and thus finance-wise, and I would hope that if there is anyone who truly cannot afford it they would graciously decline rather than overextend themselves. What are you going to do when two people from disparate places decide to get married…holding our wedding in New Husband rather than LA where he grew up, or SF where we live, significantly reduced both the cost of the wedding and the cost that out of town guests will have to bear. Yes, rural New Husband is a pain to get to, but the hotels are a heck of a lot cheaper there, and we will be able to host our guests for other events besides the wedding since our money is going so much further.

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