Posts tagged ‘bridal party’

October 7, 2011

Foto Friday

Kissing tug-of-war!

Sam Lim Studios

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October 3, 2011

What About the ‘Maid?: Cost

We can all agree with Mint.com & WeddingChannel.com that being a bridesmaid comes with a price tag.

Mint.com

  • Before agreeing to be a part of the bridal party, get a general idea of when and where the wedding will take place. You’ll want to know if it’s going to be a destination wedding, so that you can take into consideration travel costs and time off work to attend the wedding. If the bride and groom aren’t sure yet, ask if it would be okay to give a definite answer later when the couple has more details about the wedding. You don’t want to be stuck in a sticky situation where you say “yes” and then be forced to back out at the last minute due to financial circumstances.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about wedding day attire, address them as early as possible. For example, if the bride picks a dress that you can’t afford, take her out for a coffee and explain your situation so that you can come up with a solution together. Don’t wait until a month before the wedding, or after all of the other bridesmaids have already purchased and altered their dresses!
  • For pre-wedding event budget concerns, talk to the maid of honor since she will be in charge of planning most of the festivities such as the bridal shower and bachelorette party. If you are not able to make an equal financial contribution, offer your time and labor! For the bridal shower, help put together the favors and be in charge of setup and cleanup. For the bachelorette party, be the concierge and research fun activities that everyone would enjoy.
  • DIY isn’t just for the bride! Save money by watching YouTube tutorials and learn how to do your own hair and makeup.
Makeup tutorials:

Hair tutorials:

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The honor of being a bridesmaid doesn’t need to dragged down by dollar signs. Get creative and be a budget-savvy bridesmaid!

September 21, 2011

Ask Wednesday

Dear Wednesday,
For our destination wedding, do we have to pay for the bridal party’s travel and accommodation?

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No, as is the case with local weddings, your bridal party is responsible for their own transportation and accommodation. You are expected to host dinner the night before the wedding, but nothing more. However, if you budget allows, it would be great for you to provide hotel rooms for your bridal party.
[Tip: Consider renting a vacation home near the ceremony/reception site. It might be cheaper than booking multiple hotel rooms.]
– Wednesday