And brides and grooms, everyone loves a party. Trust that a nay-response isn't a slight against you. We'd be there if we could.

It's easy for financial barriers to get in the way of friendships. Whatever your situation, remember that those around you are all working with their own particular circumstances. When it comes to financial realities, do what's right for you. Be open, honest, and give freely to friends the resources you do have, whether that be a listening ear, some tea and sympathy, or an idle afternoon.

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