(Closed) Did you pay for your flower girl’s dress

posted 13 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Are paying or did you pay for your flower girl's dress?

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  • Post # 18
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We are not paying flower girls dresses, but we did research to see where we can get good dresses for less, check flowergirlsdressforless.com.  There are a lot of options there and the shipping and returning shipping is free if the dress doesn’t fit.  worked out well so far :).

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I offered to pay, but my Future Mother-In-Law, who is the grandmother of our flower girl, my FI’s niece, insisted she buy it. I am trying to find something that is pretty, but doesn’t cost as much as a bridesmaid dress, as she will grow out of it so fast.

    Post # 20
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    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2021

    I’m not sure yet. The mothers of the FGs have fully offered (and are expecting) to pay… 

    Post # 21
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    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m paying for my flower girl’s dress b/c both of her parents are in the wedding, and her mom (my MOH) had to pay for her Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. My Fiance is paying for the ties he want the Groomsmen to wear, so that won’t be an added expense. Plus they <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic">just had a new baby a month ago and are moving across the country this week, and will have to travel 10 hours for the wedding, so I didn’t want to add to their expenses. (Oh, and the dress I wanted for the Flower Girl was $70, which is crazy for a 7-year-old who will never wear it again. I couldn’t do that to my BFF.)

    Post # 22
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    43 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My flower girls are my sis’s kid so she was more than willing to pay for them, but one day when I was out shoping I spotted the perfect dress at a steal of a price.  Fearing that they might be gone before she could get them I swooped them up.  $20 a piece such a great price. 

    Post # 23
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    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    I paid for my flower girls’ dresses mainly b/c I wasn’t sure where else to get dresses for 2 1/2 year olds!

    Luckily, we were perusing Macy’s right after Easter, and they have the sweetest dresses! They were all on sale, and I bought 2 right then for the girls. Their mothers were eternally grateful for me buying them their dresses, and one that they could wear again after the wedding.

    Post # 24
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    25 posts
    Newbee

    If I had a flower girl, I would. 

    Post # 25
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    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    We did not pay for the dress. My flower girl was my now half-sister-in-law (she is 6). I let her mom (my husband’s stepmother) pick out her outfit and I have no idea how much she paid. My only stipulation was that she should look cute. I first saw her outfit the day of the wedding and it was so adorable! I loved it. She was my mini-me. I did not feel uncomfortable asking them to pay because they determined how much to spend.

    Post # 26
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    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    my Flowergirl is also my Goddaughter..her mom is my Maid/Matron of Honor and I am paying for both my Maid/Matron of Honor and Flower Girl dress. All the other Bridesmaid or Best Man are paying for their dress but I am getting them a little something extra.

    Post # 27
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    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My flowergirl is a BM’s daughter, and we don’t want to burden her with Bridesmaid or Best Man expenses + Flower Girl dress, so we’re covering it.

    Post # 28
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    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I found my flower girl dresses on sale at JCPenny and we’re doing simple shoes from Target so the whole outfit will be less than $50 so I didn’t pay for theirs.

    Post # 29
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    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We paid for all of our attendants attire. It was just something that was right for us. I mean WE aksed them to be in our wedding, right? Plus a couple of them are still in college/graduate school or just recently graduated. We have three flower girls and I got a great deal on their dresses. Also, their mom did the calligraphy on our wedding invites FOR FREE!! So, I think the amount that I saved on calligraphy was well worth the cost of three dresses!

    Post # 30
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We don’t plan on the two Flower Girl dresses to be that expensive so they will be paying for them.  They know we are having a large wedding because both our families are huge so we can’t afford any additional costs.  The two flower girls come from stable families so they insisted on paying for them.

    Post # 31
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    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    When I saw the prices of flower girl dresses in bridal salons (almost $150!!!) I thought "I’m going to have to pay that for her…" Our flower girl is very young and we were pretty sure she wouldn’t be such a great aisle walker and calling her our flower girl was mostly for fun. I didn’t want her mother (my future SIL) to have to pay that much money. Luckily, she ended up finding a perfect dress on sale at Baby Gap and bought the dress and matching shoes for under $20! So, I felt much less guilty.

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