What Should I Pay For On Behalf Of My Bridesmaids?

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You have just asked your best friends to be your bridesmaids. Now, with wedding expenses piling up, you are wondering which items you should pay for on their behalf. Remember that your bridesmaids will be your assistants before and on your wedding day, so always try to keep the peace wherever possible. Here are some tips:


These days, bridesmaids have been known to pay for their own attire. Talk to your bridesmaids about their concerns and find a solution that works for all of you. If you can afford to pay for their attire, why not do so?

Hair and Makeup

If your bridesmaids are already paying for their own attire, the least you can do is pay for them to get their hair and makeup professionally done.

Manicures and Pedicures

Make it a girls’ day out (on you!) and spend some quality time with your bridesmaids.


Some brides have gone the extra mile to make their bridesmaids happy by giving them gifts on the wedding day. This is also a way to show gratitude to your bridesmaids for planning and paying for your bridal shower or bachelorette party.


If you have out of town bridesmaids or are having a destination wedding, paying for their travel expenses to your wedding should definitely be considered.

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