Advice, please! Unsure if bride is still covering cost of BM dresses…

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
Member
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  Plan to pay for the dress yourself and buy something within your budget. If she makes arrangements to pay for them or pay you back, then great, but if not…oh well.

Post # 4
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1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think you can directly ask her what her budget is for the dresses, or if everyone is paying for their own.  If everybody is buying their own dress, the bride should make sure it’s affordable for all the bridesmaids.  If the bride is paying, you don’t want to pick out 500$ dresses when she planned 200$ each.  It’s less about who is paying, and more about what the budget is. 

Post # 6
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3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  

I’m buying some of the BMs’ dresses. Since I can’t be with them at every turn, the bridal shop knows who I am paying for and the shop will contact me for payment over the phone prior to placing the order.

Is there any way to ask her so you could know for sure? Can you ask her mom? Her sister? Anyone?

Sounds like a real pain.

Post # 8
Member
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  Since you have the money to pay for it, I would just pay for it just for now until she mentions it. Wait a little while and give her time. If she does not bring it up, casually bring it up to her.

Or once you find a dress, you can talk to her and say, “Oh the dress I found is XXX$$$… Is that okay?” and see what she says.

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