It’s nearly May and we’ve emerged from hibernation. The days are finally longer, peonies are available at the grocery store and many Americans are packing up their down comforters. However, these days, the feeling of rejuvenation that comes with spring is often met with a bit of anxiety – we have officially entered wedding season, when the refrigerator door starts getting overrun with a collage of save-the-date announcements.
Depending on where you live, the true timing of “wedding season” may vary, but for the most part spring and summer are primetime for nuptials. With over 2 million weddings occurring in the US every year, chances are you’ve been invited to one…and maybe even multiple.
But, being invited to celebrate one of the most important days in someone’s life is an honor and weddings are a proven good time – so why do people fret when the invitations start rolling in? We have a pretty good guess: according to American Express, Americans intend to spend $673 on average to attend a single wedding. At that rate, you might as well tack on a zero if you’re part of a couple and have multiple ceremonies to attend this year.
But fear not, wedding goers – this is where a few savvy choices can help you afford to RSVP “Yes!” to all of those invites this year and hopefully try cake in a few new cities.
- The second largest expenditure when attending a wedding is booking a hotel room and lucky for you, there are plenty of deals for up to 60% off hotels – with tons of options in America’s #1 wedding destination…Las Vegas!
- Hotwire also offers great discounts on flights, with airfare being the biggest expense for destination wedding guests.
- If you’re up for an adventure, fly into a cheaper airport a few days earlier (mid-week is usually more affordable) and make a road trip out of it. Rent a car and drive the rest of the way to your wedding destination.
Take our advice and RSVP “Yes!” to more weddings this year! Maybe this will be the season you finally master the Cha Cha Slide.