The dress fittings, the invitation send-outs, going to wedding fairs , the bachelorette party planning, the rehearsals, the speech-writing, the hair and makeup trials , the staying in constant radio contact whenever the bride has a question that needs answering. Bridesmaids are an enormous unpaid labor source. 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.
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