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To go or not to go to an out-of-state wedding ...

A few of you might remember that I was invited to a friend's wedding in northern Michigan, and right now I am really, really struggling with the decision to go or not. My main hang-up is money. I've researched what seems like countless combinations of transportation, and I can't get the total cost of the trip below like $300 (which would be about most of a paycheck — yay, part-time work). This friend is very dear to me: she was one of my three housemates my senior year of college, and we've definitely been through some rough times together. However, I'm not sure I can justify blowing a whole paycheck in one weekend. I could split some of the cost with my girlfriend, but she can't go because she doesn't have enough vacation time saved up. I desperately want to go, but fuck, it's just so far away, and I don't think I can afford it. Anyone ever been in a similar situation? I'm really torn up about this.


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