(Closed) Asking for money for bridesmaid dresses

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
161 posts
Blushing bee

I’d just send an email.  The Dresses Are In…Ask them to pick them up and try them on.  Then a gentle reminder of the amount due.  It’ll be OK

Post # 4
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I think an email or a call letting the ladies know that their dresses have arrived and what the final amounts were should be enough.  If they already expect to pay you for them, that should be fine.

Post # 5
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Did they know when they were going to owe you the money?  As long as they’ve been aware and know that the dresses were coming in soon, I see no issues. 

I would suggest calling them individually and letting them know that the dresses are due to arrive, and that you just wanted to remind them that the total was ___, and as them what the easiest way is for them to get you the money.  Check, Cash, Paypal, etc.

Post # 7
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

yah i would just say hey the dress is in, come over to try it on, the amount is X and you can give me cash or check……. or something like that

Post # 8
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

If they are aware they are paying for them, Than I would have no problems 🙂

Post # 9
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Just ask.  No rules apply.  Don’t be shy about it – just give them a date you expect the money by and tell them in what form (cash/check).  Then follow-up with those that don’t respond or pay… hopefully you won’t have to deal with it.  

Post # 10
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yup, knowing ahead of time is key! I did the same, and pretty much said by email: “Hey ladies, let me know when you can pay for the dress, I’m ordering them on ____, I’d like to get all of the payments by _____. If this won’t work for you, let me know and we can work something else out. “

If they didn’t answer the emial, I’d call or text- “Hey there, when do you think you’ll be able to pay for the dress? Let me know if you need to pay ____ this month, and ____ next month, or _______.

Some of my ladies needed to pay me in portions, others paid all at once. 

Post # 12
169 posts
Blushing bee

You should just send them a group email (or have your MOH) do it about the price of the dresses and that they can send you a check or give your cash, etc. Just be up front. And in the future, I would not pre pay for anything because that can cause problems…

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