Post # 1
For the past few months I have been thinking of paying for the attire for the 3 kids in my wedding. The 2 flower girls are my nieces and the ring bearer is his little cousin. Because their items are not expensive I was thinking of paying for this and if I dont maybe making the kiddos a fun wedding gift bag and presenting to them at the rehearsal dinner. Do you think the parents should pay for their stuff? What have you all done for your kid participants?
Post # 3
I’ve got at least 8 children in my wedding. While I can’t afford to pay for all of their clothing, I do plan to chip in and pay half.
Post # 4
In the US, I think it’s standard for the parents of the children to pay. However, we paid for our three flower girls and our ring bearer.
Post # 5
@Paigey: I didn’t think of that! Maybe I will pay for half:) Thanks:)
Post # 6
Generally the parents pay. In my case, we’re paying for our 2 flower girls, and 2 ring bearers…it’s going to be their “gift”
Post # 7
I think it depends on a lot of things but if you can afford it, it’s always a nice gesture. Unless that is their ‘gift’ to you. Sometimes it can get pretty expensive…
Post # 8
It’s a nice gesture if you can afford it but typicall the parents pay for it.
Post # 10
I’m sure their parents would appreciate it, even if you only paid half.
Post # 11
i dont think we will, but i am aiming to keep the outfits under $50 for our flower girl and 2 ring bearers. i think this will be doable esp since the ring bearers will be about 9 months old and i am completely fine with some sort of baby tuxedo tshirt for them 🙂
Post # 13
The parents of my ringbearer paid happily; I don’t think they would have expected me to pay.
Post # 14
My ring bearer’s tux was like $35. His parents paid, but I would have. It would have been a bit harder for me to pay though since they aren’t local.
Post # 15
We paid for our FG’s dress, but she’s my FI’s daughter, so it doesn’t really count. I think that it would be sweet of you to pay, but I don’t think it’s necessary. My BFF’s kids have been in multiple weddings and she has never had a probelm paying for the dress. I think as long as it’s a reasonable price most people won’t mind.
Post # 16
We paid for both of our flower girl dresses but they were only $30 each and we knew their parents didn’t have a lot of money. I liked being able to give them that as a gift but I don’t think parents would mind paying for their chidlren’s attire as long as they can afford it.