Average Cost to Be a Bridesmaid


Being a Bridesmaid Can Be a Pricey Proposition!

When you are asked to be a bridesmaid in a wedding, you typically assume you'll have to pay for your bridesmaid dress, but there are several other expenses you'll incur along the way!

Here's what the average bridesmaid in 2009 spent leading up to the wedding:

Bachelorette Party Expenses $152
Bridal Shower Gift $72
Bridesmaid Accessories $52
Bridesmaid Dress $178
Bridesmaid Dress (All Purchases Over Time) $431
Bridesmaid Dress Alterations $56
Hair Service $65
Hotel (per night) $140
Manicure (plus tips) $32
Outfit for Rehearsal Dinner $71
Pedicure $30
Plane Fare $303
Rental Car (per day) $88
Shoes for Bridesmaid $49
Wedding Gift from Bridesmaid $117

Add these up to a whopping $1836! In tight economic times, it's good to know ahead of time all the costs you are likely to incur so you can budget and plan for them.

How much do you plan to spend? Do you have any money saving tips for other bridesmaids? Let us know!

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