Post # 1
I recently got engaged, and soon afterwards a friend asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding that’s coming up. I recently had my hours cut at work, and I’m having a hard time saving money. I told the maid of honor that I would be able to chip in for the shower, but I won’t be able to chip in a lot. There are only 3 bridesmaids, so the cost of the shower is only split up between the 3 of us. She recently gave the totals for everything, and there is no way I will be able to pay my 1/3 of the shower. I had been giving cost saving tips which the other bridesmaids didn’t really seem to consider. So my question is, how do I tell the maid of honor that I won’t be able to contribute as much money?
Post # 3
Just give her a call and explain your situation. Sometimes moms, aunts, grandparents, etc…like to chip in to these things too (although they’re not supposed to be the official “hosts”).
You have a totally valid reason–just tell her what you can afford and offer that.
Post # 4
Don’t know if you are having a house party for the shower, but perhaps in lieu of “chipping in” you could make some food, a spiked punch or offer to clean up and set up. The labor of love is worth thousands. If that doesn’t work out, perhaps you could be the official photographer for the event and just dedicate your time to photographing the event, get copies of the prints made and give it to her in an album. If you do this and also contribute, I don’t think anyone will resent that. Good luck!