(Closed) HOW to pay for bridesmaid dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you can afford it, it might be less of a headache to pay for them all and have your girls reimburse you. But if you’re like me, you’re going to need to make sure they have all of the info they need to call in and order.

I created an email group in my hotmail account so I could send emails to my BMs easier. Just draft one email with the style number and color and any other relevant and pertinent info. Then send to all who need it!

 

Post # 4
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824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

I just order my Bill Levkoff Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses this weekend.  Since 3 out of 4 are out of town, I paid for those 3 and my other Bridesmaid or Best Man (who went with me so she could get measured) paid for hers.  The other 3 are just sending me checks for those.  

I did it this way to make it easier, and as the store said (although I don’t know if it really matters) so all of the dresses would be from the same dye lot.

I was the Maid/Matron of Honor in my friend’s wedding last month and since they were from David’s Bridal we were told there were no dye lot issues, so we all just ordered our dresses from the store closest to us.

Post # 5
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just chose a designer and my girls just ordered their dresses from a local store.

They all live so far away from me and each other that it just made sense. And it made alterations easier too!

Post # 7
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Each of my girls paid separately and called in with cc #s. They didn’t seem to mind and it was a whole lot less hassle. Especially bc I could be like: I’m going to pick up the dress Saturday please pay them before then so I can do that (rather than “um… could you write me a check please?” awkward.)

Post # 8
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I picked the dresses and sent an email to my BM’s with the phone #, style #, color and due date for them to call. The dress shop waited until all of them called, ordered and put down a deposit before placing our group order. I decided to remove myself from the payment process because I didn’t want to be involved in any money wars. Plus they all agreed to the price, so it’s not like we needed to have that discussion.

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