Imagine if you had to fork out cash for your bridesmaid, in the same way you had to pay, say, a wedding planner, or someone else assisting you in the organisation of your perfect day. How much would you have to pay your bridesmaids? The answer is an absolute ton. According to a survey by online store SimplyBe , bridesmaids spend an average of 43 hours in total on wedding related duties. That includes things like going to wedding fairs (13 hours), planning the bachelorette party (10 hours), wedding dress fittings (8 hours), bridesmaid dress fittings (7 hours), hair and makeup trials (5 hours) and more. And thats not even including the wedding itself, with its early start and late finish. Definitely not a regulation working day. Based on the average cost of a wedding planner, who can earn up to $260 an hour, a bridesmaid could be paid $11,180 for their services. Even if you only paid your bridesmaid minimum wage, theyd still walk away with an extra $761 in their pocket. Which is enough to pay for the questionable cocktail dress you made them wear.
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