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 woman who was downgraded from matron of honor to bridesmaid before getting kicked out of her cousin's wedding.
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Milwaukee, WIAnnual Salary:
$40,000Total Number Of Bridesmaids:
"Originally four, then three, then two. One girl was kicked out after she and her boyfriend broke up (he was a groomsman); later, I also got the boot."Relationship To Bride:
"Cousin and lifelong friend."