I am getting married in May and have a total of eight bridesmaids including a Matron of Honor. My parents are living on a fixed income and financially strapped so I am paying for the majority of the wedding.
My parents threw us and paid for the engagement party back in September. I have not asked my bridesmaids for any help in terms of money, time, or labor to help with the wedding. Now that it’s time to plan my bridal shower, I want to know if it’s OK to ask my bridal party to split the cost of the shower amongst everyone, including my mother, so the burden does not fall solely on my her. I want to mention that my bachelorette was originally supposed to be in Miami but the majority of bridesmaids said they couldn’t go so we made alternate plans to go out in NYC which is much more feasible for everyone (I live in CT). Financially speaking, my bridesmaids will be responsible for their dress, hair and makeup (if they choose to get it done professionally), shoes and jewelry on the day of the wedding. I will be paying for transportation and all other things wedding related. Please let me know your thoughts.