Calling All Bridesmaids: Did You Say ‘Yes’ Too Soon?

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a fantastic honor as it not only solidifies just how much your friendship means to the bride, but also that she wants you up there with her on the most romantic day of her life. However, while you’re brushing tears away from your eyes, jumping up and down and squealing over her handcrafted ‘will you be my bridesmaid’ gift box it’s all too easy to say yes! You may be thinking, well, why wouldn’t I? But it’s often only once the excitement has died down and you’ve had a chance to look through everything that you actually see just how much work goes into planning a wedding – even if you’re not the one who’s getting married!

Should you say yes to being a bridesmaid?

Who Pays For What?

It’s an uncomfortable conversation for anyone but before you get busy clearing your social calendar you need to consider your finances. As we’ve said weddings aren’t cheap, so you may be required to contribute a significant amount towards an outfit plus hotel costs, flights if it’s a destination wedding or you live out of town, and a gift for the happy couple. Dresses can range from $100 to $500, and the price could be even more if they’re being designed from scratch. Many brides try to keep expenses down, and often try to cover as much as they can to show their appreciation for the bridal party.

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POParazzi! Will you be my bridesmaid?

Okay so full disclosure we cheated and talked to :::gasp::: a bride! But hear us out because when we found this bride on instagram showing off how she popped the question to her bridesmaids (quite literally we might add!) we just couldn’t resist sharing her story. With an instagram handle like @amandahastwocats we knew we were in for some fun.

Amanda and Davey

Amanda (the bride!) and Davey (the groom!)

Amanda, who lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, got in engaged to her fiancé Davey this past Christmas 2015 and shortly after her mother and sister threw her an engagement party. She was planning on asking all of her bridesmaids there but one of Davey’s sister lives in Ohio and one of Amanda’s sisters is in the Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA. Since they couldn’t all be in the same place at the same time she was determined to find a fun way to ask her closest girls to be her bridesmaids without doing something that was “boring”.

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