Am I missing something??

posted 11 months ago in Guests
Post # 2
8682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

moominboopin :  Where I am brides pay for dresses, flowers and then things like hair and make up, shoes, jewellery or other accessories (shawls etc) if they are required specifically by the bride. It is also customary to buy your bridal party a thank you gift as well. 

As to the messages you are seeing, well there could be a lot of factors going on there. Different budgets, expensive dresses etc could be factors in why some brides may not have as many bridesmaids as they wish.

Post # 3
5770 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

moominboopin :  Depends on your country and possibly location in country.  If you’re in the US, dress is a bonus actually and all you’d need to pay for are things you require, such as if you were insisting on pro makeup.  And flowers, obviously as that’s part of your decor.  My ‘maids were coming from a very long way, so I also paid for cabin rental for one for 2 nights (the other was my sis and covered already by parents’ rental).  But we did the same for a few other guests as well. I also paid for dresses as their gift (rather let them keep their own dress money than be gifted something pointless).

If you’re in England it sounds like the dress is a requirement by the bride… not sure where else that’s true.  But still anything else is just a bonus unless you are demanding it.

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