Travel Trials: My Friend Is Getting Married In A City I Hate; Can I Skip The Wedding?

July 29, 2016  |  

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(As relayed by Lauren R.D. Fox based on a culmination of experiences)

A college friend of mine became engaged at the top of last year and sent our her Save-The-Dates about six months later. Much to my dismay, I saw that she and her fiancé decided to tie the knot in Kansas City. Why? I don’t know. Neither party has any ties to the city and I, personally, have never had any desire to visit the location, including now.

Though, initially, I was planning to attend — I even asked my homeboy to be my stand-in date –as money has gotten tighter during the past year, my resolve has lessened. I don’t necessarily have a lot of excess cash to blow and when I do splurge, I want it to be on an experience I’ll actually enjoy. Yes, I know I should support my girl on her big day but the wedding is 30-minutes out of the day. If I travel anywhere I want to make a trip out of it, but Kansas City just isn’t the place to do that. To be honest, I’d rather send her some cash and save the rest of mine for a real vacation. Is that wrong?

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