Staggering cost of being a bridesmaid tops $1,600

Staggering cost of being a bridesmaid tops $1,600

Staggering cost of being a bridesmaid tops $1,600

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:44 PM

When it comes to weddings, it's not just the bride and groom who need to save -- it's bridesmaids too.

WeddingChannel.com did the math and added up everything from what bridesmaids pay on average for dresses, shoes, makeup, travel, presents, parties, and so on. They found the average cost of being a bridesmaid is about $1,695.

The biggest chunks of change come from travel to the wedding shower, bachelorette party, and wedding ceremony, each averaging around $300.

After that, the next biggest cost is the dress -- which will run most bridesmaids about $150 (but don't forget, you can always shorten the dress and wear it again).

To see the complete breakdown, click here.
 

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