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Bridesmaid on a Budget (Part 2): Save Money on Wedding Costs

Bridesmaid on a budget? Skimp elsewhere — the wedding gift is mandatory!

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The Wedding Guru answers: Yes, it does get expensive, but unfortunately I can’t let you off the hook. A wedding gift is a must-do for a bridesmaid! However, covering the cost of a bachelorette party and a shower are optional, as is an engagement gift. If you and the other bridesmaids decide to throw a bachelorette party, keep in mind that you can control how much is spent. If your budget is starting to break, how about a luncheon at a moderately priced restaurant, as opposed to, say, a night in the city with limo service? It really is the thought that counts!

Got any other affordable suggestions for our budget-conscious bridesmaid? Let her know in the comments box below.

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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