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The Bridal Shower:
Bridesmaids and maid of honour are required to host a bridal shower and divide cost among themselves. Depending on what you have planned, this could be very costly.
If you have children, you may need to get a sitter for day. Do not assume they are invited guests simply because you are in wedding party. If they are invited, you may need to make special arrangements to have childcare available during wedding ceremony and reception since your job really isn’t over until after dinner and speeches have wrapped up.
Even though you have already spent a great deal of money to get ready for your friends wedding, you still have to purchase a gift for bride and groom. A sentimental gift is best but most often bridesmaids choose to give money in an envelope with a nice card. How much to place in envelope is entirely up to you as well as standards and trend in your area.
Thank you note:
Finally after wedding you should sit down and write a nice note to newlyweds, thanking them for allowing you to be part of their important day.
After taking all this into consideration, you will be able to make a more informed decision and should be able to either accept or decline this invitation.