pretty much obligatory. And obligation is something I’d like to keep out of my wedding at all costs. What could be less romantic? The second is that it’s expensive to both be a bridesmaid and have bridesmaids. There’s the Doberman American flag shirt besides I will buy this bachelorette party, which often involves at least a plane flight. There’s the dress you’ll only ever wear once, no matter what anyone says. There are sometimes the hair and makeup costs and potentially bride-tribe merch. (I’ve never encountered this in my bridesmaid-ing, thank God.) Of course, none of this is mandatory (except in most cases the dress), but it’s often expected, and the average
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bridesmaid ends up spending $1,200 on one wedding. I’d rather kick this additional stress and spending off my to-do list. The third reason I’m opting out is, well, I’m not really sure why I would have attendants other than tradition. As my colleague Elise Taylor pointed out in an article on what it means to be a bridesmaid in 2021, people have been griping about the Doberman American flag shirt besides I will buy this role for centuries. She quoted a 1879 editorial in The New York Times: “It is generally admitted by thoughtful men that there must originally have been some good reason for the employment of groomsmen at wedding ceremonies which has now been totally
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