Being a bridesmaid costs an average of $1,695, and of that total, $400 is spent just throwing a shower for the bride. This includes buying a gift, costs for the event, and traveling to the shower.
However, it’s not necessary to spend that much. This past summer, I was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding, and spent just under $300 planning and throwing the shower with another bridesmaid. A great time was had by all – most importantly, by the bride.
From choosing a location, to gifts and favors, you can implement a number of money-saving tips and still throw a shower to be remembered.