No, not really! I actually LOVE being a bridesmaid. It is such an honor to be selected to stand next to the bride on the most important day of her life!
BUT, being a bridesmaid is EXPENSIVE! If you read the news and have any interest in wedding related things, you may have seen the article, The high cost of being a bridesmaid on CNN.com!
The article states, “After adding up the cost of the dress, accessories, travel expenses, wedding gifts and more, WeddingChannel.com found that it costs about $1,695 to be a bridesmaid. The estimate was based on a2010 Real Weddings study that surveyed more than 20,000 brides nationwide.” (CNN.com)
I know that I am asking my lovely ladies for A LOT! An expensive dress, airbrush makeup professionally done, and a hair style done by a talented, reputable stylist! Not to mention the cost they incurred for the most EPIC bridal shower and Bachelorette party weekend in history! I know that one round (for 6 girls) of vodka red bulls cost my dear friend Ashley, $125!!!!
Now that we are into the last few days of July, they will be paying for their flights here and the two to three day hotel stay for the actual wedding. None of this includes, gifts, food, alterations, jewelry, etc.
Have you been a bridesmaid? Did you enjoy it? Any tips for other bridesmaids? Any tips for brides?