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Ultimate Wedding Guest Survival Guide

It's wedding season. This means a flurry of love, matrimony and eternal bliss, right? Kinda. It also means that as a wedding guest, you're forking over an alarming slice of your salary, burning through your vacation days and spending more time in the airport than in your bedroom. Here are 5 quick rules for survival.

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Book Your Travel Early

Obvious? Maybe. But on top of the usual book-early-for-cheaper-flights maxim, there's this to consider: wedding hotels often have a finite capacity. If you're not in the early wave, you might get relegated to the second- or third-tier lodgings -- stuck with the bride's drunk cousins who yell "Yeeeeaaahhhww!!!!" at 2 a.m.

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