I feel I see a lot of posts where people are suddenly shocked by the fact that they need to invite their entire WP and SOs to the rehearsal dinner and pay for them. Or that they need to rent a limo bus or 2 limos because they have 27 people in the wedding party and they didn't think of this before they ask their friends.
I also remember a post once (I think it was here) where a girl said, "I'm having 10 BMs but they are buying their own shoes and dresses, so it won't cost me anything!" Yeah right.
I'm not trying to disparage large WPs (though they are really NMS), but what are some expenses people might not realize are the responsibility of the B&G when they ask their WP members?
- invite all WP members and SOs to wedding-related events, including rehearsal dinner
- Gifts for all WP members
- hair, makeup, nails and jewelry for all BMs if you require it
- transportation for all WP members (doesn't have to be rented, just coordinated)
- accomodations for OOT members (doesn't need to be hotel rooms, but I've heard it is proper etiquette to provide some kind of room for OOT WP members)
Yeah, I think if you are worried about budget, having a small WP is actually a really good idea!
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