Q: We're having a destination wedding. Do we have to cover the bridal party's meals? That would really throw our budget out of whack.

A: Any meal that's part of the festivities should be covered—in most cases, that would include a welcome dinner and/or a rehearsal dinner, the reception itself, and a day-after brunch. If you can afford to, pick up the tab whenever possible—treat your pals to a daily breakfast, for example. After all, they're making the trek to be a part of your wedding on their own dime, so anything you can do to offset some of their expenses will make them adore you even more.

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