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Bridesmaid Confessions: "Your Wedding Cost Us Our Friendship"

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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 woman who was downgraded from matron of honor to bridesmaid before getting kicked out of her cousin's wedding.

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    Job: Copywriter
    Age: 27
    Location: Milwaukee, WI
    Annual Salary: $40,000
    Total 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."

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