"Bridesmaid" is a job title that means different things to different people. Responsibilities can range from simply posing for pictures on the day of the wedding to picking up the roles of Wedding Planner and Personal Assistant. It can be a costly undertaking, and most bridesmaids are not aware of all the expectations when they say yes to a close friend.
TikToker Stephanie Berman went viral for a video summing up her bridesmaid experience: "When you agree to be a bridesmaid without realizing it'll cost 3 whole paychecks and every second of your PTO for the year."
People could relate, and the TikTok got over 49,000 likes and over 2,000 comments.
TikToker and bride-to-be Lisa responded with what she did to assure that her bridesmaids wouldn't be blindsided by the costs: she wrote "transparency letters."