I personally think that being asked to be maid of honor is a… well… an honor. That usually indicates that “Hey, my girlfriend thinks I am so cute that she wants me to ber her #1 on The Biggest Day of her Life”. Because, let’s be honest, nobody REALLY wants to see fat ugly people in the bridal train 🙂
Me, I’d say just let the friend know ahead of time. Money can be divisive, especially, during these harsh economic times. But a true friend will understand and work with you.
What do you faithful readers think? Sound off below!