That's what I'm saying! I'm in a wedding on the 26th and with my dress, shoes, flight, rental car, and hotel I'm right at $1000! I hope she's not expecting a gift. My presence will be her gift.
And they all kill me, saying they're gonna choose a dress that you can wear again. I've been in about 7 weddings, and I haven't worn a single dress again. One of them I hated so much, I gave it away as soon as I took it off to my cousin who was planning to use the material to make another dress.