I can't afford my friend's wedding :(
I have been asked to participate in my friend's wedding as a bridesmaid. Unfortunatly, I cannot afford the extravagant wedding and celebrations leading up to the wedding. At the moment, a conservative estimate for what I'll have to pay is $1,500. I'm worried my friend will kick me out of her wedding or worse stop being my friend all together. I need advice on how to politely explain to her that all of this is way out of my price range. I feel like a bad friend for not being able to "do it all", but I can't afford to go into debt.