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Bridesmaid Confessions: "I Spent $1,465 On Your Wedding"

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    Welcome to Bridesmaid Confessions, where we tackle the hardest part of participating in someone else's wedding: the cost. We're asking real bridesmaids to spill the beans — anonymously, of course — on every wedding-related expense, from the engagement all the way to the big day. (Thanks, Money Diaries, for the inspiration.)

    Today, a bridesmaid who saved big thanks to the bride's family — but still dropped $1,465 for the nuptials of a childhood friend.

    Want to share your experience? Email us, here.


    Job: Freelance writer
    Age: 28
    Location: New York, NY
    Annual Salary: About $140K/year (varies, because I'm freelance)
    Total Number Of Bridesmaids: 10
    Relationship To Bride: Childhood friends


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