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Chantay Bridges expects to spend more than $4,000 to attend the weddings of three close friends this cheap Canada Goose summer.

That tidy canada goose outlet uk sale sum is going to dresses, shoes and gifts, as well as tuxedo rentals for her husband. canada goose outlet store uk Two of the weddings also require plane tickets and hotel stays. But there are still more costs she can plan for yet, such as spa days, spontaneous group dinners or canada goose outlet jackets other events that are likely to happen as the big day gets closer.

really hard to figure out all the expenses, says Bridges, a real estate agent in Los Angeles. comes up all the time. invited to a wedding can put Canada Goose online a major dent in your canada goose outlet cheap canada goose in usa finances. Ditching the wedding often is not an option. buy canada goose jacket New outfits and cash stuffed envelopes add up. Canada Goose Jackets So does the cost of travelling to out of town celebrations. But advance planning can help you from going broke.

big on relationships. I have to be a part of their big day, says Bridges. can always make more money. has been putting away $400 canada goose factory outlet a month since save the date cards started rolling in.

said, my God, we actually have to save up for this.’ should start even before the invitation hits your mailbox. Begin when a close friend or family canada goose outlet parka member gets engaged, says Kelley Long, a Chicago based certified public accountant and member of the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission.

Don forget to set aside money for expenses beyond the main event. You may need funds for wedding shower gifts or trips for bachelorette or bachelor parties, says Long. If you can afford them, don feel obligated to go, but let the bride or groom know early that money is tight.

And when weddings are out of town, ask the couple to be married if they know anyone with a spare bedroom who could host you, says Long. Or rent a house with other guests, instead of staying at a hotel, says Kevin Kautzmann, a certified financial planner at EBNY Financial in New York. If that not an canada goose clearance option, try looking for cheaper alternatives than the hotel the soon to be newlyweds selected.

A side job is helping Jackie Murtha pay canada goose coats for the six weddings she going to this year. The Cranford, New Jersey, teacher tutors two or three times a week and will use that money to pay for the weddings. She expects to spend more than $4,000 on dresses, cash gifts canada goose outlet shop and overnight bachelorette parties.

If you have more than one event to go to, Kautzmann recommends wearing the same outfit more than once to save Canada Goose Outlet money.

But that may be harder to do in the age of Facebook and Instagram. don want to be seen in the same dress twice in pictures, Lauren Lorenzo, a publicist at New York public relations company LKPR, who has four weddings to go to this summer.

Instead, she scoured sale racks for dresses. She bought three for a total of $150 at a department store, using a coupon. She will have less control over the cost of a bridesmaid dress goose outlet canada she has to buy for one of the weddings canada goose outlet uk.