If you’re going to a wedding this summer, it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re a bridesmaid — expect to drop $700 just for being there.
Further proving the astronomical costs of American weddings, a spending report released this week by American Express revealed that the average wedding guest will pay $703 per night and attend three weddings this year. Meaning: You’ll flush away $2,100 of your annual income on airfare, fancy outfits, strapless dresses you’ll never wear again, etc. (Woe is me: This report doesn’t include bachelorette parties or wedding showers.)
Millennials, America’s largest living and most hated generation, spend the most extravagantly (because, millennials): $893 per wedding, or 27 percent more than everyone else. Millennials who appear in wedding parties spend the most: $928.
Just saying: Better to be a plus-one.