(Closed) Did you buy your bridesmaids their dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Did you purchase your bridesmaid dresses for them?

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  • Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t know a single soul who paid for their girls’ dresses. 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My mother agreed to paid for my girls’ dresses. Granted, my girls are my sisters 🙂 so there was really no need for them to worry. They’re both in college and wouldn’t be able to swing the $220 expense on their $0 income.

     

     

     

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

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    @beachbridebc:  I purchased my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and I bought them off Etsy for about $50 each. 

     

    Post # 17
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I agree with 

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    @j_jaye:  the tradition here is that the bride and groom pay for the outfits/hair and makeup. Or whoever is paying for the wedding – they’re calculated into the list of costs for the wedding budget. So my feelings are based on that – no one should pay to be in another person’s wedding. You want them wearing a dress and standing up with you, you pay for that dress, unless you are getting them to wear something they already own.

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’m paying for mine, it’s expected here and I would want to anyway – I regard it as part of the budget. Groomsmen the same. Being in a wedding party should be an honour, not a task! (I initially said chore, but I’m sure that would go down like a lead balloon). 

    Post # 21
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I wasn’t planning to but was asked by one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man (a cousin) if I was and not knowing what the proicedure is I said I guess…so now I feel obligated to buy for all of them. I was planning on giving them thank you gifts but I don’t have an unlimited wedding budget and so if I am paying for thier dresses and probably shoes bc I want them to have a certain colour and all the same style then they will not be getting a gift. 

    Post # 22
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    Newbee

    It appears to be tradition here (UK) that you do. I will be paying for my 3 bridesmaids and 1 maid of honour dresses. 2 of the bridesmaids are my nieces and will only be 9 and 11 and my maid of honour is my older sister with the other Bridesmaid being my Fiance sister (who will be 16) so kind of feel it is expected especially as they are under 16. Guess it may be different for friends with income though?

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My best friend bought 3 of the 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (her Maid/Matron of Honor was being really awful, so it was on the down-low) as our Christmas presents. They were about $230 apiece, but we have to cover our own alterations. It’s definitely not the norm, but was a nice gesture to us, and she did it “for keeping her sane” while her Maid/Matron of Honor was being a maidzilla.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

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    futuremrsslp:  <br /><br />             Where I am from its the Bridesmaids who pay for their own dresses/shoes/accessories. The dress that everyone agreed on was $231.65 (tax included but alterations extra). In 2012 I stood in 2 weddings that were 2 weeks apart and had to pay for my own dresses/shoes/accessories. It was rough but made it through and now both girls are standing in my wedding in September. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

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    futuremrsslp:  <br /><br />             Where I am from its the Bridesmaids who pay for their own dresses/shoes/accessories. The dress that everyone agreed on was $231.65 (tax included but alterations extra). In 2012 I stood in 2 weddings that were 2 weeks apart and had to pay for my own dresses/shoes/accessories. It was rough but made it through and now both girls are standing in my wedding in September. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

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    futuremrsslp:  <br /><br />             Where I am from its the Bridesmaids who pay for their own dresses/shoes/accessories. The dress that everyone agreed on was $231.65 (tax included but alterations extra). In 2012 I stood in 2 weddings that were 2 weeks apart and had to pay for my own dresses/shoes/accessories. It was rough but made it through and now both girls are standing in my wedding in September. 

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I gave my bridesmaids a choice – either I buy the dress, or they receive an equivalent gift. It was unanimous, they all wanted the dresses paid for. To quote my best friend ‘I have enough crap from other weddings. Just buy the dress.’ Clearly, the women in my life are ultra practical 🙂

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I gave my bridesmaids a choice – either I buy the dress, or they receive an equivalent gift. It was unanimous, they all wanted the dresses paid for. To quote my best friend ‘I have enough crap from other weddings. Just buy the dress.’ Clearly, the women in my life are ultra practical 🙂

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’m having a very low key wedding with mismatched bridesmaids so will just pick a colour then let them all choose their own dresses. I’ll be giving them all the equivalent of about $100, anything over that they will need to pay themselves 

    Post # 30
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Yes, I am purchasing everything for my bridesmaids.

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