Q: I am getting married next September and my fiance and I are inviting around 100 guests. We are paying for the wedding ourselves and are realizing the financial burden that it will soon become. Is there a tactful way to indicate to our close friends and family. but not our guests, that we are in need of sponsorships or financial help in paying for the wedding?
A: No, you can not charge people to attend your wedding nor do you ask them for financial help. As hard as it is, instead you need to scale back your plans to something you can afford, even if that means cutting your list in half. You should only plan what is realistically feasible.