As the wedding costs add up, the party invitations can add up, too. So how many gifts is a bridesmaid supposed to buy?
When it comes to bridal showers, bridesmaids are typically invited to them all. That does not mean you have to travel for each one. But if you do attend, bring a gift. While you aren’t expected to spend a lot, it’s potentially awkward to show up to a party empty-handed, especially if the bride plans to open gifts in front of the guests.
Brides include an array of prices on their registries. If you know you have three showers to attend, set a budget—say $100—and find three gifts within that range. Some stores offer free gift-wrapping, so your present can look like a million bucks, no matter what you spend.