Bridesmaid Confessions: "I Spent $2,398 On Your Wedding"

Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
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 traveled back and forth between Denver, CO, and NYC five times, just to help the bride.

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Job: Project manager in advertising
Age: 30
Location: Denver, CO
Annual Salary: $51,000
Total Number Of Bridesmaids: Nine total, with two maids of honor — including me.
Relationship To Bride: She has been my best friend since we were babies. There is literally no one else I would probably go through this amount of effort for.