(Closed) Yikes! Just found out how expensive our friend's wedding is gonna cost!!

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Wow, that accommodation is really expensive. Are there maybe apartments you could share with a few people? That might cut down the cost.

People who are having destination weddings (which I’m presuming this is) will always have a wishing well/present table just in case guests turn up with something, but they won’t expect anything from anyone, they know that their guests have already spent enough money getting to their wedding. Also, being a best man, your Fiance has probably forked out a lot more money that most guests.

Post # 4
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@cuddlz88:  Yikes! I agree with the PP, I would check out any suites to see if you could share. 

Post # 5
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This is why I hate destination weddings! That’s a lot of money for 3 days!!!

Post # 6
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

@cuddlz88:  have you booked the accom? Have they provided alternative accom options?

Post # 7
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

That’s rough, I would honestly try to share a room with someone else or skip it. That’s a large chunk of change.

Post # 8
438 posts
Helper bee

I wouldn’t pay that, I couldn’t even afford that haha! I think as PP have said how about shared accomodation?

Post # 9
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@cuddlz88:  I have a friend who’s in this exact situation, except she’s going to Mexico for a Destination Wedding. If I was in your situation, I would have my fiancé go by himself as he is the best man, and I would sit this one out. It is too expensive for you to both be going and having your wedding 2 months later is a time crunch and a financial crunch. Obviously it is not ideal to stay back when I’m sure you want to be with Fiance and on a vacation, but to me, my wedding is more important than others (especially since you know they won’t be paying a fraction of this for your wedding)

Post # 10
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

that’s as much as we are spending on our 5 night honeymoon! i personally wouldn’t go, but if you really want to i would think about sharing a room or something. i hate destination weddings..

Post # 11
13289 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh, wow, that’s really expensive!  It’s tough trying to balance the perfect wedding location with the costs the guests have to manage ๐Ÿ™

Post # 12
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ugh, we got invited to a wedding on Airlie Beach, but it was going to cost us a fortune to get there so we had to decline. I think only 30 people made it over there!

Post # 13
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That is an expensive wedding!! Any accommodations a little further away that are cheaper in the area?!? They can’t be expecting gifts with the amount attendees are going to have to spend to be there! You presence is the wedding present ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We would regretfully decline and send them a nice congratulatory gift.  $2K is way too much to attend a three day wedding as a guest, even if your SO is a groomsman.

Post # 16
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@cuddlz88:  If I was spending $2k to go to someone’s wedding, I wouldn’t be gifting them a cent, honestly.

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