Wedding season is here. While your friends may be headed down the aisle, you may be worried about the cost of attending.
According to a new survey from Bankrate.com, one in five Americans say they have declined a wedding invitation due to financial reasons.
Seven out of nine experts say it's perfectly acceptable to decline a wedding invitation if you can't afford to attend. One thing experts unanimously agree on: Always send a gift, regardless of attendance.
A separate Bankrate survey found it costs $628 on average to attend the wedding of a close friend or family member.