9 Money-Saving Tips for Bridesmaids
2. Don’t Overvolunteer
Don’t kid yourself: Being a bridesmaid is a big investment—of time, of love, and often of dough. And once your bride’s been
engaged a while, you’ll probably hear about plans for a shower.
Usually it’s organized by another family member, but if no one steps forward, and this isn’t your best friend/a bride who’s also an orphan, don’t volunteer to organize an event you’ll later resent.
Remember: This isn’t your career, and doing more, more, more won’t lead you to a big promotion. Even Emily Post says that while anyone can host a shower, bridesmaids are not obligated to do so. Do what you’re willing to honestly do for your friend, then politely sit on your hands.