Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times in a bride’s life. The selection of the bridal party is one of the key components of the planning process. Brides, as begin to select your maid/matron of honor and bridesmaids, keep in mind that this is a huge financial obligation for some. Mint.com came out with a study last year that stated the average bridesmaids spends about $1,695 on the dress, travel, and other important elements. Wow! Ladies, feel free to say no if this doesn’t fit into your budget. After all, you can still support the bride by being a hostess and providing emotional support. Check out the financial breakdown of the costs involved:
Head over to Mint.com to see the full article and to read the fine print.
Brides, here a few areas where you should be sensitive to your bridesmaids’ pocketbooks:
1. Give your bridesmaids an adequate amount of time to begin making purchases. This will allow your girls to create a budget that they’re comfortable with.
2. Be conscious of costs during the selection of dresses and accessories. If the PERFECT shoe for your girls’ dress is $200, try to find an alternative that is less expensive. If they are all wearing gold shoes, possibly allow the girls to make their own peep-toe pump selection.
3. Don’t get hurt feelings or pout when a close friend tells you that they won’t be able to be in your bridesmaid because of the cost involved . A true friend is always honest and will definitely find other ways to support you!
I hope this gives you a better understanding of the costs of being a bridesmaid!