So you have been asked to be a Maid of Honor or a Best Man… what a privilege! It is hard to say “no” to being asked to take part in one of your best friend’s weddings, but it is important to know what saying “yes” mean$. The cost of being a Maid of Honor vs. a Best Man are a bit lopsided. Good news though, if you’re the Best Man you get off easy in comparison ($1,307) to the ladies. I feel like I shouldn’t be as shocked as I am to find the difference in cost as it is expensive to be a woman ($2,060). Glamour‘s “The Cost of Being a Maid of Honor” video explores this in detail and shows no matter the sex you are, you are going to spend a few hard earned dollars.
Before you go into shock it’s worth pointing out that these numbers are just estimates. Everything from the cost of airfare, dress to the price of a pair of shoes can vary depending on what part of the world the wedding is taking place or what the bride wants you to wear.