15 women tell us their real cost of being a bridesmaid.

‘I hosted the chicken party in my home.’

Easy 2,500 kr – It was expected that we would all go to the bridal show, and I had hosted the chicken party in my home. When I got married, I had no chicken company, just a bridal shower high tea I paid for, and the bridesmaids were asked to buy a dress of their choice. We paid for everything else because I know how ridiculous it can be. “

‘$ 1,800 so far …’

“I’m currently a bridesmaid for my best friend (to be married next month) and have spent approx $ 1,800 in total, including on the bridal couple, flights and accommodation for the wedding and the shoes. She has paid for the dress, hair and makeup for the day. “

‘I’m flat.

“In context: COVID made a bit of a nightmare out of it all, but my friend is holding a Western and Indian wedding for several days. It’s $ 1,000 for the flights to New Zealand, plus $ 800 for overnight stays, $ 800 for the hen’s day that covers mine. and the bride’s cost, and some food and drinks for the group, then $ 700 for dresses and tailoring, $ 250 for the shoes, $ 300 for the coat to wear over the bridesmaid dress, $ 50 for transportation to and from the event, and a $ 500 gift. to the couple.The bride covers one of three dresses, hair and makeup and transportation to an event. In all, it costs $ 4,400. I’m flat. “

‘Do not underestimate the gift bags.’

I paid about $ 1,400 to become a maid of honor. It includes dress, shoes, nails, (hair and makeup were covered by the bride), and the chicken weekend, which included decorations, extra alcohol, snacks, gift bags, etc. The others paid for their own meal, share of overnight activities and some shouts of drinks . “

‘A very expensive exercise.’

“I was a bridesmaid to a high school friend in 2020 and spent almost $ 1,000 – I was shocked at how expensive it was! So I was recently a bridesmaid for my sister and probably spent $ 800, but since it was my sister and I did not mind that much. Either way, a very expensive exercise. “

How much did it cost you to be a bridesmaid? Tell us in the comments.

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