Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Cost of Being a Bridesmaid

Brides have so much fun with the creation of ideas on how to ask their family and friends, "Will You Be My Bridesmaid"?  But I'm suggestion you also go a step further and give the ladies an approximate budget.  This kind gesture will alleviate you from hearing later on down the line..."I didn't know I had to pay for all this!"  Although being selected to be apart of your friends big day is truly an honor, you don't want to ask your bridesmaids to tap into their 401k if you don't have to :)

Bridesmaid Budgeter
(from www.The
Average Costs
Engagement Gift - $25-$75
Bridal Shower - $100-$500
Shower Gift (if you are not contributing to the shower) - $25-$75
Bachelorette Party - $50-$500
Dress and Alterations - $200-$400
Shoes and Jewelry - $75-$200
Hair - $50-$200
Make-up - $50-$150
Wedding Gift - $50-$150...
...although I feel that being apart of the wedding party is gift enough!
Travel Expenses - $200-$1,000

Of course, not all of these costs will apply for each bridesmaid because every bride's request is different.  But if for nothing else, you will still need to pay for your attire, alterations, shoes and accessories and possibly make-up.

Until next time...WEDologize!

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