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Wedding Blunders: Never Ever Ask the Bride to Pay For Her Own Bachelorette Party

Asking the bride to pay for her bachelorette party is a major wedding faux pas!

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One of the more recent (relatively speaking) traditions regarding weddings is the bachelorette party. Not be outdone by the guys who get a “last night out,” women have opted for equal time. The bachelorette party can be as simple as an old-fashioned pajama party, or as extravagant as a night in the city, with dining, entertainment, and overnight accommodations. Because the party has so many variations, the issue of cost — and who pays for it — varies as well.

A Hudson Valley bride asks: “I overheard my maid of honor collecting money from my other attendants (presumably for my bachelorette party). Then, to my horror, she asked me to chip in as well! My gut feeling is she’s breaking the rules of etiquette by doing either of these things. Am I right? Who is supposed to pay?”

(Our answer on next page)

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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