(Closed) How many bridesmaids are you having?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How many bridesmaids are you having and are you buying their dresses?
    none : (16 votes)
    10 %
    1 : (11 votes)
    7 %
    2 : (16 votes)
    10 %
    3 : (33 votes)
    21 %
    4 : (26 votes)
    17 %
    5 : (24 votes)
    16 %
    6 : (17 votes)
    11 %
    7 : (9 votes)
    6 %
    8 : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    In America, bridesmaids generally pay for their own dresses. In some other countries, this is not the case.

    Post # 4
    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    4 and no, I am not buying their dresses

    Post # 5
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have 5 (3 friends, a sister, and sister-in-law-to-be!). Not buying their dresses, but it’s their only expense and I’m insisting they don’t get us a gift.

    Post # 6
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Two attendants, one male and one female.  So it could be either two, one, or none (because the only female attendant was a maid of honor), depending on how you count.  And I allowed our one female attendant to wear a dress she got as Maid/Matron of Honor for another wedding, so neither she nor we paid for a new dress.

    Traditionally in the US, a Bridesmaid or Best Man pays for her own dress.  In the UK, the couple pays for all the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.


    Post # 7
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m stuck between having none or having one and I am not buying their dresses. I will buy jewelry and maybe nails if they want them done. 

    Post # 8
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    6 bridesmaids including 2 MOHs.

    I am not buying their dresses.  We chose a black convertible wrap dress.  I am purchasing the tube top extra with the dress about 10$pp. 


    Post # 9
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have 6 bridesmaids, and I’m renting their dresses. 

    Post # 10
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I am having 6 🙂 I am not buying their dresses and we’re also doing convertible dresses. I’ll buy their jewelery though and paying for manis and pedis


    Post # 11
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    5. Three best friends, his sister (I have no sisters) and one friend that I met through Fiance, he was friends with her before he met me. And I will be paying for the shipping for their dresses, and Im asking that they give me an older pair of comfortable shoes that I will glitter for them, so in a sense Im covering their shoes.

    Post # 12
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m having four and I’m buying all their outfits (one’s a guy, so I’m paying for his suit hire). They get to choose their dresses too, so hopefully they’ll get something they can wear again 🙂

    All but one of them struggle financially, so I figure I should help them out – I’d rather that they’re able to stand up with me on the special day, than feel that they can’t because of money issues.

    Post # 13
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    5 – and I gave 2 of them $75 beause the other girls’ moms paid for their dresses.

    Post # 14
    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    3 or 4 (haven’t asked the last girl yet, I’m waiting to see her in person). Two of them are my sisters and I will be buying just their dresses.

    Post # 15
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m having 3 bridesmaids im not buying their dresses n im glad theyre ok with it because I thought it was custom for poeple to buy their bridesmaids’s dressed

    Post # 16
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am having one Maid/Matron of Honor. We are having such a small bridal party because 1) I don’t have that many girl friends! I had thought about asking a couple close guy friends, and 2) My Fiance only really wanted one Best Man/Groomsman. 

    And because I only have one lady in my bridal party, I’m giving her “purple” and she can get whatever dress she wants. And if she already has one in purple, then all the better!

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