This makes us not want to go to weddings, ever.
What Jane mentioned yesterday is true: Reportedly, the average wedding guest now coughs up almost $600 every time a buddy decides to join their beloved in holy (eternal?) matrimony. Wait … what?
Arghhh -- it's true, at least according to a survey via American Express, which found that "the collective cost of bachelor and bachelorette parties, transportation, hotels, clothing and personal grooming has soared by 75 percent in the past two years."
Oh, and if you're wondering? No, that number doesn't include the price of a wedding gift, which, for me, generally runs between $100 - $175 per wedding (I don't want to seem stingy, but I also don't want to fork over my entire paycheck for a zillion-dollar Le Creuset baking pan thingey that may or may not survive the possibly ensuing post-divorce move-out).
Read more at xoJane: GUESS HOW MUCH IT NOW COSTS, ON AVERAGE, TO ATTEND SOMEONE'S WEDDING?
This article was originally published at xoJane. Reprinted with permission from the author.