Newsflash: it costs a lot to be a bridesmaid these days
Mar 6th, 2012
Actually, I think most of us already knew that. But this nifty chart from Daily Infographic confirms what women have been feeling for a long time. Between the dress, travel, bachelorette party, alterations, hair and makeup, and gifts, it now costs the average woman $1695 to be a bridesmaid for one wedding! If you are a bridesmaid for more than one wedding in a summer, God save you – even though the economy seems to be mending slowly, that’s still enough to break the bank for a lot of young women.
In addition to the money-saving tips for bridesmaids above, we at BridesmaidTrade have some additional ideas:
- If you didn’t buy your dress from BridesmaidTrade, sell your dress at BridesmaidTrade.com after the wedding. You can get back 40-60% of what you paid for your dress. That’ll knock $75 off that total right there.
- Do your own hair and makeup or get a friend who is good with hair styling to work on you and a few other bridesmaids. There are so many YouTube videos now on DIY formal up-dos. Why pay someone $75 to put a few curls in your hair?
- Coordinate with the other bridesmaids and get one really nice gift for the bride rather than everyone getting her smaller gifts.