(Closed) Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Outfits

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should the groomsmen and bridesmaid purchase/rent their own outfits?
    Yes - they need to purchase/rent their outfits on their own : (20 votes)
    91 %
    No - it's up to the bride and groom to purchase these outfits : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It depends on where you live. In the UK, it seems that the bride/groom pay for the outfits. However, anywhere in the US, the BMs and GMs usually pay for their own outfits. Do you think he asked because he’s FI’s brother? Maybe he thought because he’s related he wouldnt have to pay?

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Im pretty sure they all know, but i would just let them all know before hand while you are still in the beginning stages so you can find a replacement before its to far in.

    Post # 5
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    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it’s usually assumed the wedding party will buy their own outfits. 

    Post # 6
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Emily Post says that it’s part of the obligation of being a bridesmaid/groomsman to buy their own attire.

    However, if you wanted to make that your gift to your wedding party, it would certainly be a *VERY* generous one!!!

     

     

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think as long as you ask them there budget and stay within it your fine but if you insist your girls spend 500 in dress shoes makeup and hair then your on the hook for it. Ask them what there budget is very early on and stick to it or pay the difference. DHs brother thought we were paying as well and this was after us telling him how much and by when he had to pay. BIL thought hed pass a quick one and guilt his brother into paying for him (I cant stand him btw).

    Post # 9
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I always think this is a difficult one, personally we are paying for bridemaids and groomsmen, we want them to be a part of our wedding so I think it’s fair we pay,we are not rich,and do not have rich families,but with the dresses I got an amazing bargain.

    I think the best thing to do is to decide before you pick your wedding party and then inform them either way when you ask them to be involved.

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