July 15th, 2013

Wedding Etiquette Woes: How To Turn Down a Wedding Invitation and More

by Jacqueline Whitmore

Anyone who has ever gotten married knows that it’s expensive to throw a wedding, but it’s also expensive to attend one.

According to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, 69 million Americans will attend one or more weddings this year, and they expect to spend 59 percent more than last year.

What’s even more shocking is that guests will most likely spend upwards of $539 per wedding, and most of that budget will go towards travel, new clothes, and the couple’s wedding gift.

I was recently interviewed by HLN’s Natasha Curry about wedding etiquette including the correct way to turn down a wedding invitation when you know you can’t afford to go.

What kind of wedding dilemmas have you faced? I’d love to read your comments!

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