Expenses Brides Are Expected to Cover For Bridesmaids

The following expenses for bridesmaids are supposed to be covered by the bride;

Their Transportation Home

Since the average wedding day for a bridal party is 10+ hours, be sure to provide your bridesmaids with transportation home or back to the hotel. You can do this through a taxi service or a scheduled shuttle for all of the guests.


Accommodation for the bride’s attendants can be a subject that causes confusion. Traditionally, the bride’s family provides accommodations for her out-of-town attendants, whether in a hotel or arranging for them to stay with family or friends. With the growing popularity of destination weddings, and many unmarried friends having live-in significant others, this tradition seems to be evolving and is one area in which experts do not agree. For a destination wedding, we feel the bride should cover the accommodation costs for her attendants, if at all possible. If the attendant wishes to share a room with her significant other, then the bride might offer to pay for half the room cost.

Hair and Makeup

If it’s in your budget, a great treat (and gift!) for your bridal party is to pick up the tab on the glam squad, paying for them to get both their hair and makeup done on the wedding day. If you can’t manage to pay for both beauty fees, opt for one or the other. They’ll definitely appreciate the gesture.

Bridesmaid Accessories

Any and all items you’d like your bridesmaids to wear on the wedding day to accentuate the dress can be items that you buy for each bridesmaid as the ultimate thank you gift.

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