(Closed) Did Your Mom Pay for Your Wedding Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
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    Yes, My Mom Paid in Full for My Dress

    My Mom Paid for Part of My Dress

    I Was On My Own

  • Post # 2
    4111 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My mom paid for my dress. It was the only monetary contribution she made. We paid for the wedding. 

    Post # 3
    9262 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I was a grown adult with a job. Why would my mom still buy my clothes?

    Post # 4
    7601 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    Daisy_Mae:  +1

    my mom is getting ready to retire. She won’t be earning any more money. No way would I take dress-up money from her.

    Post # 5
    2170 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes my parents paid for my wedding dress. They offered to pay for our wedding and we came up with a budget. They knew I was dress shopping and I kept them in the loop for the whole experience. 

    Post # 6
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Yup, parents paid for my dress, I was very grateful for their generosity! They also paid for the whole wedding (husband’s parents contributed too but if they didn’t it would have been fine).

    Post # 7
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Nope. I’m adult enough to get married, so I’m adult enough to buy my own clothes. 

    Post # 8
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    Glasgowbound:  same here!  My mom paid for the dress, which I wasnt expecting her to do! We have paid for the rest of the wedding ourselve 🙂

    Post # 9
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

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    banana86:  i went shopping for my dress with full intentions of paying for my own and had my own budget of $1200. I found my dream dress and fell in love and when i was at the counter ordering and putting in my deposit and my mom told me she would pay the remainder when i pick it up. Totally not expecting it, but it was such a nice surprise! 

    Post # 10
    925 posts
    Busy bee

    LOL at some PPs, just because my mum wanted to pay for my dress doesn’t make me any less of an adult. Sometimes she buys me gifts like that (clothes even!) and sometimes I buy her gifts. Especially on special occasions such as my wedding or her building a house (a huge milestone for her and dad). It’s part of how we like to celebrate each other. 

    Post # 11
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I paid for my own dress. It has always been that way in my mom’s family – she and her sisters bought their dresses. My parents paid for the rest of the wedding. 

    Post # 12
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I’m 41 and I also have a good job.  But my parents set aside a set amount for when me and my two sisters got married.  So yes, she got the dress.  But my fiancé and I are picking up part of the tab as well.  I was prepared to pay for it myself but mom insisted, I didn’t ask.  

    Post # 13
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wasn’t expecting it, but my mom did pay for my dress. I think it’s a traditional thing for moms to do. I don’t think it had anything to do with being an adult.

    Post # 14
    9518 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    My mother has made it clear that she does not want to be part of our wedding. Much less pay for a dress. Even if she were and wanted to help me find one I highly doubt she would have paid for it, probably would have expected me to pay for her dress. 

    Post # 15
    1336 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    What is with the snark over a bride’s mom buying her dress?  How silly to be snarky over such a thing.

    OP if I remember correctly my mom put a deposit down on my dress because I had left my wallet sitting on my desk at work on accident when I left to meet her at the brudal salon.  It wasn’t a thing of her offering or a special gesture or anything.  It was more hey ma – gimme your credit card lol.  It was a couple hundred bucks.  I don’t recall giving it back to her.  A couple hundred bucks between family members is nothing to me, my mom, my siblings.  We pick up tabs/spot eachother, etc. freely.    

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