Bridesmaid on a Budget (Part 2): Save Money on Wedding Costs
Bridesmaid on a budget? Skimp elsewhere — the wedding gift is mandatory!
By Judy Lewis
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Being an attendant in a bridal party is an honor (hence the expression “honor attendant”). It is also an obligation. It behooves the bride to think carefully about whom she picks, because there are responsibilities and expenditures attached.
A Hudson Valley bridesmaid asks: “I probably should have said ‘no.’ I just didn’t realize how expensive it would be to be a bridesmaid! Although I’m flattered that my best friend asked me to be in her wedding party, I’m getting overwhelmed by the amount of money I need to spend on her. My question is that, all things considered, do I also have to give my friend a wedding present?”
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