9 Money-Saving Tips for Bridesmaids
5. Go in With Other Bridesmaids
Another cost-saving strategy? Registries often feature big-ticket items, such as rotisseries, wine refrigerators or even furniture.
If splitting such a gift among all bridesmaids is reasonable, see if the other girls are into it.
Paying for a portion of a big-ticket item a bride truly wants—instead of floating a whole gift on your own—can be a way to make what you give seem bigger than its toll on your bottom line. Bonus: If it’s that large, you probably won’t have to lug it to the shower.