05/20/2014 10:22 EDT | Updated 05/21/2014 09:59 EDT

Bridesmaids' Costs For Weddings Can Be Reduced With These Tips

If you've ever been part of a wedding party, you know the spectrum of emotions that wash over you, which go something like: feeling honoured, feeling a wee bit jealous of the bride, feeling proud of your planning and feeling increasingly distraught at your dwindling bank account balance.

It was estimated that in 2014, it will cost guests approximately $592 to attend a wedding, according to Women's Health, and for members of the wedding party, that rises to $618 — without a gift.

In the video above, Buzz60 gives four ideas on where you can save money as a bridesmaid without taking anything away from your friend's big day. Have some creative ideas of your own? Let us know in the comments below.

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