Weddings are a joyous occasion. But if you’ve recently received an invitation, be sure you carefully consider the potential impact on your budget before you RSVP.
Be sure to consider all of the possible expenses. Think beyond just a wedding gift. You might need to factor in airfare, hotel and car rental expenses. There could be costs associated with a bachelor or bachelorette party, and you may need to buy a new outfit — especially if you’re going to be part of the wedding party. Remember to consider childcare costs too. If you need to hire a babysitter, this can be a significant expense.
If you foresee a busy wedding season coming up, it may be helpful to carefully review your budget so there are no surprises. At the end of the day, you want to save your tears for the happy couple, not for your pocketbook.
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