Wedding season is right around the corner. While most of us are excited to watch our close friends and family tie the knot, it can tug at the purse strings as much as it does at the heartstrings. Between a new outfit, travel, and a gift, guests who have been invited to watch one (or 12) of their friends get married this summer might find that come Labor Day, their bank accounts are looking pretty depleted.
As of last year, the average cost of attending a wedding rang up at a whopping $592 — and chances are, that number is only going to climb in 2015. So, what’s a budget-conscious wedding-goer to do? If you want to keep your expenses down, consider these creative cost-cutting hacks.