Guest Fees Will Surge At Weddings In New York State
The spring is finally here and that means it is just about to be wedding season across New York State. From Buffalo to Albany, love is in the air in the Empire State!
WHEN IS WEDDING SEASON
The weather in New York State really dictates when people choose to get married. For most, the late spring through fall seems to be the most popular. A fall wedding in New York State is ideal since the weather is normally nice and warm and the colors of the leaves and flowers are picture perfect!
HOW MUCH FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE
The price to get married, without the party, dress, cake and such, is $35 here in parts of New York State. The marriage license is good for 60 days in New York State.
GUESTS WILL PAY MORE IN 2023
It is also that time of the year when the save the date or wedding invitations start to arrive. If you have lots of younger friends, that could mean you will be invited to many weddings this year! Get ready to shell out lots of money.
The average wedding guest plans to spend an average of $611 per wedding this year. Wedding guests plan to spend a total of $456 on travel and accommodations, $321 on gifts and $274 on attire and grooming in 2023.
The hardest part of attending any wedding is trying to figure out how much to give as a gift? If they are family, are you expected to give more? If you pass on the invite, are you still required to send a gift? What about registries? Do people just want money?