(Closed) How much are you spending on your BRIDESMAIDS?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How much are you spending on each of your bridesmaids?
    $0-$30 : (10 votes)
    12 %
    $30-$80 : (20 votes)
    25 %
    $80-$120 : (22 votes)
    27 %
    $120-$160 : (7 votes)
    9 %
    $160+ : (22 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m doing about that much– paying for their hair, a small piece of jewelry, and maybe a getting ready shirt or robe. I thinhk it depends how invovled they are also– I haven’t expected my BMs to do anything other than buy a dress and show up. No bachelorette party or shower, no help from them with DIY stuff or prep. So if they’d been more involved maybe I’d feel like I “owed” them more.


    Post # 4
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Im paying for my girls shoes, make up, nails and jewelry.

    Post # 5
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Hair, makeup, gifts, hairpieces, and hotel rooms. Yea, over $160.

    Post # 7
    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Let’s see…. dresses… hope they’ll be under £50 each… a small gift… perhaps £10 towards some jewellery… shrugs/boleros/wraps… oh, and I’ll have to pay for accommodation and transport for one of them…

    Then there’s shoes. *sigh*. If they don’t have shoes in the right colour, I will be paying for those also.

    I think that’s pretty standard for the UK though.

    Post # 8
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My only bridesmaid is my sister. I bought her dress ($175).  She has/will pay for everything else (new shoes, new jewelry, hair/make-up, hotel). 

    Her husband (my Brother-In-Law of 15 years) will be our officiant.  So, plan to buy them a gift certificate to a really nice restaurant ($100-200) as a thank you gift.

    Post # 9
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    I have 6 girls. I’m paying for their hair (~$60) plus a few other more personal gifts. Should end up being around $100 at the end of the day.

    Post # 10
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I will be paying for their hair, and ordered cute little personalized compacts to give them that day. so all together, about $80.00 each. 

    Post # 11
    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    half of everyones dresses– so 79 per person. then jewelery is running 55 per person( some will get earrings with neckalace, some will get bracelette and neckalace) um thinking bout footing the bill for make up and hair– so 20-25 for hair and 25 for make up……… not sure if we are doing a spa day..so maybe nails and toes. o vey…

    Post # 12
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Are you going to give them a gift that doesn’t have to do with your wedding?

    Post # 13
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I am paying for their dresses which are $330 each.  I have 4 bridesmaids. They are going to have to pay for their own hair and makeup.

    Post # 14
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I paid for their dresses and bought them Not Wedding Related gifts, so over $160.

    Post # 15
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m just doing the traditional Bridesmaid or Best Man gift, so whatever that jewelry ends up costing. Under $50pp, I think.

    I’m not asking that they get their hair/makeup/nails done, or that they buy new shoes, and they’re picking out their dresses with the requirement that they will wear them again. So their expenses are pretty minimal once pre-wedding parties and gifts are taken out of it.

    Post # 16
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I paid $35.00 toward each of their dresses (customs bill came after they’d already paid the amount I thoght they weredso I didn’t want to ask for more after the fact) and got them each a pair of pjs for $20.00, a pair of flats to change in to for $30.00 and a picture frame for $20.00 as well as lunch out the day of the wedding so just over $100 per person. Then I paid for a 3 nights hotel for my shower and wedding for one that said she couldnt attend otherwise so another $600 on one. 

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