(Closed) Etiquette: Should I buy my dates outfit?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You are a thoughtful and generous person. Another alternative would be to refer her to Rent the Runway and tell her that you will  cover the cost.



Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yikes! That’s a tough question. I’ve bought many black tie dresses and they usually run $150+. Something that might be an option for her is to borrow one from a friend? A friend recently borrowed mine, so that’s why I thought of it.

I’m not sure you should give her money for a dress. Especially since you’re  friend, not a boyfriend.

Post # 5
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

that’s pretty generous of you.  I don’t think she would expect you to purchase her dress.

Post # 6
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

it’s black tie optional so a cocktail dress will do. I’d be shocked if she didn’t already have one. While I’m sure she’d appreciate the offer, I don’t think it’s necessary at all. I’ve been to many weddings with friends and never expected them to pay for my outfit – I do expect for them to pay for the gift and the hotel though.

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