Question by C_lodhop: Why do people say its expensive to be a bridesmaid is it different in the US?
Where I'm from (UK) its the bride/grooms responsibility to pay for everything the bridesmaid wears (dress shoes hair etc) but i see so many people online saying they think its too expensive to be a bridesmaid is there some other cost i don't know about?.
Is it different in the US or something?
Wish my bridesmaid(s) paid fr own stuff!
Answer by Libby
Yes, it's different here. Here, the bridesmaids generally pay for their own dress, shoes, and chip in for the bridal shower and bachelorette party. They may also have to pay for makeup and hair on the big day. This is addition to travel and hotel expenses, if they are from out of town.
When I was a bride, I tried to make it easier on my girls. They both bought their dresses, but the one who came in from out of town had free lodging, and I covered all the "girl's night" expenses (gift from mom). I covered hair, makeup, and mani/pedi. I would have paid for the dress and travel, too, if my friend needed it. I DID help another friend with a plane ticket, because she really wanted to come but was cash poor at the time.
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Bride and bridesmaids
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The bride and her bridesmaids pose for the official photographer.
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