Now, this is going to sound bad, but I understand it's mostly due to timing. One of my girlfriends I know for ten years now is getting married. First wedding and she's 39. She wants it all... I can understand, who wouldn't. She calls me in December and asks me to be in the wedding. I accept. It was supposed to be in March, but she calls in Feb and says they have to move it to September as most vendors can't do it that quick. Here's the budget buster: #1- I no longer live in Jax, FL. 262 in airfare. 112 in a rental car/50 on gas. 200 on hotel room. #2- 150 on a dress I will never wear again. She wants us to wear silver heels (30). Hair 40. #3- Bachlorette Party... I don't even know yet ;( #4- Eating out for the 4 days I will be there. All of that and guess what... it's the weekend before I go to Disney. ;( I know it sounds horrible... but am up to almost 1000 dollars. I love her, but I never realized how expensive being in someone else's wedding could be.