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Attending Weddings

Strapped: How the Bridal Beast Is Bankrupting the Lowly Wedding Guest

Sarah Elizabeth Richards | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weddings
Sarah Elizabeth Richards

For just one holy union, it's not uncommon to be invited to several engagement parties, showers or teas (where you have to bring gifts and are often expected to chip in for expenses). As the cost and scale of weddings continue to escalate, it's not just the bride and groom or their parents who are feeling pinched.

Notes From a Marathon Wedding Season

Lilibet Snellings | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings
Lilibet Snellings

I have seven weddings this fall. Seven. Not this year. Not this spring and summer. This fall. My boyfriend and I are only going to six of them. "Only." The first stop on our fall tour was Des Moines, Iowa. Nothing says, "I do" like Des Moines.