Fall Wedding Survival Guide: 5 Money-Saving Tips For Your Bridesmaids

If you're in your 20s, you've started to hit a point where it seems like you wake up to an engagement announcement on Facebook every week. And with that, comes the age old question from your closest friends, "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" As a broke, 20-something sitting in my small West Village apartment, I ask myself, is the cost of a dress, accessories, gifts, travel worth it? How can I be a part of my friend's big day without completely going broke. We've come up with five ways to help brides outsmart the industry and keep their bridal parties out of "bridesmaid debt" this season.

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