(Closed) Bridesmaid Finances

posted 12 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 32
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Wannabee

I had a destination wedding and only one bridesmaid (my sister who is in college).  I paid for her dress and also her hair/makeup at the resort.

 

Post # 33
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  • Wedding: August 2008

I only have three bridesmaids (two sister and one friend.) The moms took care of the sisters’ dresses. For my friend, I paid for half of the dress (Jcrew for $250). For all the girls I have bought their shoes and will pay for their hair and makeup. They are on their own for an optional mani/pedi and alterations.

I’m also spending quite a bit on them for gifts as I keep picking up little things as I see them, plus my aunt is a jewelry designer who is making them pieces for the wedding plus I planned on ordering a makeup bag from Lill studio. I might cut that last part because honestly I’m spending too much on them. Besides the friend who is flying in and paying for her own accomodations, my BMs won’t spend a dime to be in this wedding nor are they throwing me any showers nor a lavish bachelorette (we’re just going to do a pub crawl). And as they live out of town, they haven’t been very helpful. Sounds b*tchy, but I’d rather re-allocate that money toward my parents gifts. 

Post # 34
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  • Wedding: July 2014

Ive been a bridesmaid 2 times now . Once i had to pay for everything and once everything was paid for by the brides mother in law. I think its a huge burden to have to pay for a dress you dont like, and to have your hair done in a style you dont like. For my 4 bridesmaids i asked them if they wanted me to pay for their dresses and shoes or their hair and makeup and they all said they would rather me pay for their hair and makeup. So they all paid for their own dresses, shoes and alterations and im paying for their hair and makeup.  I also paid for their accomidations for our hotel suite the night b4, but that was my choice, they all live in the city so i didnt think it was fair to have them pay to stay with me in the hotel. I also paid for their jewllery and bought them gifts.  Remember, they are doing u a huge favor by being in your wedding, so appreciate them 🙂

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