My husband was asked to be his buddies best man in his wedding in August 2015. However, we live in Michigan, and they live on the other side of the country. I am wondering if it is rude to ask his friend, Matt, to pay for some of the costs for travel. I don't believe they should pay for me, since I am not the one who was asked to stand in the wedding. But I am wondering if, since my husband is the best man, if it is okay to bring it up. We are perfectly willing to save up the money, and stop making shopping trips to save it up, but if we both try to go, that makes travel expenses for the both of us. I am just sort of hoping we can get some of it knocked down.
We have never traveled for a wedding before so I really don't know what to expect. And our wedding was all local. We did pay for a block of hotel rooms for out of town family for ours though. Though they have not mentioned doing that either.
Hoping for advice or personal experiences!