Can You Afford to be a Bridesmaid?
You’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid. What an honor! And what a horror for your budget!
It shouldn’t come down to money, but it does. With some dresses topping $1,000, showers, dinners, hair, travel (shall we go on?), the costs can add up for many women. While you can save on airfare for destination weddings, and things like makeup with coupon codes, you might still be faced with expenses your budget can’t handle. Instead of saying no, read these money-saving tips for bridesmaids-to-be from Money Crashers:
All weddings are different, so you won’t know everything that’s expected of you until you ask the bride. Have an honest conversation with her about the events planned, and explain any budget constraints you have. It can be an uncomfortable discussion, but it’s better to understand your obligations upfront than to find out about an unexpected cost later.