Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Ask the Expert: Pay for Bridesmaids’ Accommodations?

Posted on September 15th, 2010 10:36am by Kristin Hull
Filed under Ask the Expert, bride

Treat your bridesmaids well or they might end up like this!

Thanks to Trudy Tooke Baade, Certified Wedding Planner with Lagniappe Weddings, for helping this bride out with her conundrum:

Dear BridalBuzz,

Is it the bride’s responsibility to pay for her out-of-town bridesmaids’ lodging?

“This can be a sticky situation. Costs can add up quickly when you are a bridesmaid, especially for out-of-towners who pay extra for travel fees. Then, considering many bridesmaids also pay for their dress, should they have to pay for accommodations too? For the bride and her family, there is no obligation to pay for lodging for bridesmaids who live far from the wedding location. Bridesmaids can take advantage of the discounted hotel rate the bride has secured for her guests. That being said, if the budget allows, it’s always a nice gesture to cover the cost of their accommodations.”