Years ago, I watched my best friend dish out well over $1,500 for a wedding she was in. I vowed then and there that if I ever got married, I’d never ask my friends to pay so much.
Fast forward 10 years. Now I’m the bride planning an expensive wedding. It’s time for me to pay up or shut up. I decided to pay up.
Before I go further, let me say this: There’s nothing wrong with the US tradition of bridesmaids paying for their dresses and other wedding-related expenses. I think you’d be hard put to find an American woman who doesn’t know being a bridesmaid means dishing out some cash. For me, though, it doesn’t sit right.
So I bought the dresses for my two MOHs and my bridesmaid (more on the bridal party here). And I’m paying for their day-of hair and makeup, if they opt for it (and all three have).