Post # 1
Am I correct that I, well, the wedding budget total, pays for the flower girl dresses? My mother said that the mother of the flower girl pays for them, not us. I don’t think that’s right! Now I know in my sister’s wedding the Future Mother-In-Law did pay for them (she is the grandma of the two girls) but I don’t agree with her mother having to pay for the dresses. Besides, the flower girl’s mother will already be paying for her dress since she is on of my BMs and they are coming from several states away.
Post # 3
Being in a wedding can be expensive… but yes, the parents of the flowergirl typically pay for the flower girls dress. And then of course, you buy the flower girl a present for being in the wedding, just like you do with the other attendants. I’ve been looking at flower girl dresses and they are expensive… I was thinking of finding a dress thats not a "flowergirl" dress… it seems that anything resembling the word "wedding" is about 4 times the price of anything else. Of course, if you are in a financial position to do so, you could offer to pay for the dresses… but its not expected!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
I think that it’s pretty common for the flower girl’s parents to pay for her dress. I remember that my mom did when my sister was the Flower Girl in a friend’s wedding. So, I don’t think it’s unreasonable for brides to expect the parents to pay for the Flower Girl dress when they agree to fill the role.
That being said, it’s not what we did. We had 6 little girls in our wedding party, all who came from out of state. (Three are sisters from CA, two are sisters from VA.) Considering the travel and lodging costs for them and their parents just to attend our wedding, we decided to gift the dresses, shoes and accessories to them. Thankfully, we found all of the dresses for under $25 a piece at Marshalls. :o)
Post # 5
In general, I think that if you can afford it, it is a very nice gesture. I think the mother of the Flower Girl probably expects to pay for it.
My mother is paying for the Flower Girl dress – she did the same for my sister’s wedding. I personally felt it was different to ask a Bridesmaid or Best Man to pay for their dress than it is to ask the mother of a Flower Girl to pay for a dress she will outgrow in a few months. I was going to pay for it myself, but my mom offered.
There are some great, cheap dresses out there right now with flower girl dresses. Check out gymboree online!
Post # 6
I am glad you asked ’cause I hadn’t considered it. I always just thought that the parents would pay for it.