please keep in mind that you’ll need to:
- Spend money on a dress (usually between $130-$230)
- Spend money on a bachelorette party (at least $100)
- Spend money on a bridal shower (at least $100)
- Spend money on a bridal shower gift and wedding gift (around $200 total)
In other words, you need to be able to fork over at least $600 when all is said and done and you may need to pay for other things like a hotel room, travel expenses, shoes to match your dress, etc. If you agree to be the maid of honor, you’ll be spending even more (WAY more) as you’ll be the one hosting the bachelorette and bridal shower.
Personally, I’ve spent about $2,000+ so far on a wedding that hasn’t even happened yet (as the maid of honor).
As a bridesmaid, if you can’t afford these expenses DO NOT AGREE to be in the wedding, or at the very least be honest with the bride and maid of honor because they will end up paying for what you can’t and it’s pretty unfair and a total bitch move.
This has been a PSA.