Don’t keep costs a secret!
Sometimes asking your bridesmaids to pay for certain things can be a little difficult and sometimes it can
also get a little awkward especially when your expectations aren’t exactly what they had in mind and
they’re already doing so much to support you. In the mist of coordinating the bridal shower or anything
regarding their part in the wedding, be sure to be honest about what you expect from your girls, be up
front about any expenses associated with their commitment, and have an open mind to compromise
wherever you can. Now let’s get started! Here’s a brief guide to what your bridesmaids should be
expected to pay for.
Hotel and Travel
Typically, transportation to the wedding and where your bridesmaids stay at is on them, but they should
be able to discuss any financial needs with you. Maybe you could consider going half way with them on
travel and accommodations. Even helping them out by reserving hotel room blocks so the prices are at
discount could be super beneficial.
Of course the bridesmaid dresses, shoes and accessories (including jewelry, unless you’re gifting it to
them) are their responsibility.
Bridal showers are always enjoyable to attend but not so pleasant when it’s time to pay for the bill. So
depending on who’s hosting the shower, your maid of honor and bridesmaids are more often expected
to pay for it. However, if your family is hosting/ co-hosting, a portion of the cost and responsibilities may
fall on them.
Because they love you so much, your chicks are normally responsible for all decor, activities, food and
drinks on your hen night.
Ultimately, your lovely bridesmaids are putting in a lot of money, time, and effort so don’t be shocked or
stung if they didn’t get you a wedding gift. If you prefer to receive one amazing gift over several smaller
ones, then they could surely plan on going in on one thing together.