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