How Much Does It Cost to be a Bridesmaid and a Groomsman?
According to a new survey by a British market research company called YouGov, your friends are costing you more than a thousand dollars a year by getting married.
The average person spent $1,177 last year to attend weddings for friends and family members. That includes travel and room costs, as well as the wedding gift.
Women spend about 19% more than men do... about $1,340 a year. And people over age 55 spend about $1,880 a year to go to weddings. If you go to a wedding as a couple, the two of you will spend about $2,355 a year.
And if you're asked to be IN the wedding, then it's REALLY going to cost you. The average bridesmaid spends $1,149 per wedding. (The other dollar amounts were for an entire year's worth of weddings... not just one.)
The average groomsman spends about $980 per wedding.