Q: At least half of my attendants are from out of town. Am I supposed to pay for their hotel rooms? What about all of the dresses?

A: Attendants usually pay for their own accommodations and attire. You can help them out though, by calling around to local hotels and asking about a discounted rate for reserving a block of rooms. (Also, local friends and relatives might be happy to put up a member of the wedding.) Do keep the big financial picture in mind as you shop for dresses and choose something within reason. And please, don't force them to get their hair or makeup professionally done. However, if you'd like to cover those costs, that's perfectly acceptable.

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