It’s that time of the year again: Wedding Season! I arrived home from my vacation over Christmas to find out two of my friends are engaged. I am honored to be a bridesmaid in one of the weddings and am so excited about the fun festivities in the springtime!
However, as we all know, weddings are expensive–whether you’re the bride, in the wedding party or just attending. Here are some things I will probably need to buy in the next six months:
- Bridesmaid dress ~$150
- Shoes, makeup, etc. ~$50
- Shower gifts ~$100
- Planning showers ~$50
- Travel costs ~$100
- Lodging ~$100
- Wedding gifts ~$130
Wow $680 is a lot of money! I was overestimating on some things, so perhaps I won’t have to spend that much, but I am sure all the little expenses will be at least $500 or so. The wedding I am in is in June and the other one is in September, so at least they aren’t too close together. At this point, I will figure out how I will pay for these things after February; aka: my debt is paid off and I know my tax refund amount.
While I’m on a role adding up future costs, here are some other pending expenses I’ll need soon:
- Haircut: ~$70 including tip; it’s been way too long!
- New phone ~$100; My two-year contract runs out this month and I desperately need a new phone. I’m debating to upgrade to a data package, but still am not sure if I want to pay the extra $10 a month.
- Plane ticket to Atlanta ~$150; This could be part of the wedding costs, but we are probably going to have a bachlorette weekend in Atlanta this spring.
Is anyone else in a wedding party this year? Have you started planning for the costs?