Are you “maid” of money?

20 Jun

I saw this graphic circulating around Twitter last week from Mint.com showing how much it costs to be a bridesmaid. When my friends got engaged last year and they asked me to be in their weddings, I didn’t flinch, saying yes immediately. I thought of everything exciting and fun to come: helping plan the shower/bachelorette, trying on dresses, walking down the aisle, etc. etc. I didn’t think about the expenses, and while I knew it would cost me money, I wasn’t thinking as practically. Looking back now, I wish I had saved a bit more in anticipation of what was to come.  I could never not be in their bridal parties, as they are my best friends and it’s such an honor!

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At any rate, Mint.com shows the breakout of what it costs to be a bridesmaid, on average, and gives tips to save.  I, luckily, will not have plane travel costs associated with any of my weddings (well except one, but I am a guest).

What do you think about the costs of being in a bridal party?  Would you hesitate to accept the honor of being a bridesmaid or Maid of Honor because of the financial committment?

via Smart Bride Boutique

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2 Responses to “Are you “maid” of money?”

  1. Melissa 06/25/2011 at 6:03 pm #

    I like these tips! Unfortunately the chart leaves out cost of hotel for bachelorette and wedding weekends if you’re an out town bridesmaid! I don’t think the cost would make me say no to being a bridesmaids, but it’s nice if a bride helps out to reduce the cost.

  2. 27messes 06/20/2011 at 11:59 am #

    this is amazing! great find!

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