Maid of Honor needs help!

United States
February 18, 2007 9:12am CST
Okay so heres the deal. I'm the Maid of Honor at my friends wedding which will be in September of this year, and her sister is also a maid of honor, and there are 3 other girls who will be bridesmaids. My dilemma is that this wedding is starting to get expensive for everyone. Now i've accepted the fact that in most weddings or a good deal of them, the bridal party has to buy their own dresses, but most of these girls are young and have no money, including me, and its starting to get down right outragious. This the bride is getting lots of money from her mom, about $11,500. That is a sufficient amount to be spending on a wedding especially of her size. So my question is how should i go about bringing this subject up with her? One of the girls, who is her soon-to-be sister-in-law has shnookerd her into helping out with the cost, i heard this from a mutual friend of ours, and i was down right pissed!! I'm young, in school, have bills to pay just like everyone else and don't have the money to be spending $300 on someone elses wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So there's my DILEMMA~
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
18 Feb 07
I have only been in one wedding and we had to purchase our dresses and all the accessories that went with it on top of renting a hotel room and driving to the loacation. Yes it was expensive, I too was young. The dress was almost $300, shoes were $125, I don't remember how much the necklace and earings were but they weren't cheap either. Our hotel room was $250. For one night and that was with the discount. We had almost a year though to come up with the money. Bridal shops will take the deposit and you can pay the rest at the time that you pick it up. Or you can even go in and make payments at some places. Yu have along time to come up with the money. If you feel that it's going to be more than you can come up with I would speak to your friend and explain the situation and kindly decline the offer. It is an honor to be asked, the expense can sometimes prevent us from accepting the honor a true friend understands and respects your decission. Let her know as soon as possible so that other arrangements can be made if you are thinking of declining though. Just remember that you still have a considerable amount of time to come up with the money. Just my 2 cents worth. Hope this helped. :)