Am I allowed to use Maaser money for the mitzvah of being misameach choson vikallah? I have a close friends wedding and I know it would mean a lot to him if I come. Traveling to the wedding would cost me a lot in gas and tolls and being in the situation that I am currently in I cant afford to spend the extra money. I don’t know if it would make a difference but I am not referring to flying anywhere but rather an out of town drive. Am I allowed to use Maaser money to cover the cost of my trip?
If you have not committed to go, and without the maaser you in fact would not go, maaser may be used for this mitzvah. This is presuming you have not accepted on yourself to give maaser exclusively to poor people.