Welp, we all know that being a maid of honor is emotionally and financially more costly than being a best man, but this is how it really breaks down:
Before anything gets underway, the maid of honor has to make herself available and open to the bride's every whim.
The bridal shower can get super costly right off the bat, especially if there's airfare and accommodation required. But even without the Uber, airfare, and hotel, you still have to bring a gift.
For argument's sake, let's assume you live in the same city as your bff. In that case, you would only need to Uber, get a gift, and have an outfit. Let's say you recycled an older dress for this event. In that case, you would still be spending $170 on this day alone. Meanwhile, dudes don't have to do any of this.