- 7 years ago
Hi all, I’m looking for some feedback. I am a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding this year. I am very close with the bride, and with her mother, as well as the Maid/Matron of Honor. The bride said she wanted to go away for a weekend for her bachelorette party. So after looking around, we did find a weekend getaway package that costs around $350-400 per person. Now, the bridesmaids are in charge of the shower. I know that this is traditional and to be expected, but the mother of the bride just gave us a guest list of 80 people. One of the bridesmaid’s mothers was nice enough to let us host it at her house, but we’re estimating the party to cost approximately $1,500. Since we have all spent a good deal on the bach party, dresses, hair, etc, and most of the other bridesmaids are broke, me and the Maid/Matron of Honor are stuck with the bulk of the cost (we are closest with the bride out of anyone, so I guess I expected that too.) My question is, is it appropriate to ask the mother of the bride for some financial help? We are in our mid twenties, and all of us are struggling financially. I was a bit surprised when i received the guest list, and I’m not sure how to respond. Thoughts?