Unfortunately, on the wedding scene you tend to come across stories of hapless bridesmaids being tortured by the whims of a raging bridezilla. We’ve heard of everything from bridesmaids being banned from the beach because tanlines are simply unacceptable, to the ladies signing a contract that explicitly states that they will not get pregnant before the wedding out of a fear that they will “ruin the aesthetic” of a ceremony.
But brides don’t have to be completely out of control in order to torture their friends—simple budget demands will do the trick. In this all-too-common story from Smart Spending, a bridesmaid laments over being asked to pay $275 for a dress she hates, on top of chipping in for a bachelorette party and four separate showers!
Do you think that’s fair? How much do you expect the bridesmaids at your wedding to spend? Have you ever had to deal with insane bridesmaid costs? How did you handle it? Do pricey bridesmaid expenses make you want to rant or rave?