(Closed) Jealous Bride…maybe?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Do you think it is okay to re-use FG dresses for weddings only 4 months apart?
    Yes-If they both match, why not? : (37 votes)
    55 %
    No- Each wedding should have it's own theme and right to individual dresses : (6 votes)
    9 %
    IDC- I'm not picky about the flower girl dresses : (19 votes)
    28 %
    Only if it's absolutely necessary, it is a recession after all. : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Not sure if it’s in your budget or not, but you could always buy the Flower Girl dress for your wedding, then maybe it won’t feel like the “leftover” dress or wedding as you said

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think right now it seems like a big deal but in all reality, many people buy flower girl dresses and likely the same dress you guys would pick. In the long run, I can’t imagine 20 years down the road it will seem so important. I’d run with it, it could be really beneficial and look to adding an accessory like a ribbon or flower to make it a bit different.

    Post # 7
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    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would say it only matters if you wear white and the other bride wears ivory, or vice versa.  If you both have white or both ivory, and the Flower Girl dress matches, then no problem.  Just get her sash in your colors and you’re good to go.  If the wedding dresses aren’t similar colors, (or if they decided to go with a color Flower Girl dress) then kindly explain to your friends that you feel like she’s going to clash and feel that a ____ color dress would match better.  You could even offer to buy the dress, our Flower Girl got hers here:  http://www.pinkprincess.com, and they had tons of dresses for $40-$65. 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you both happened to like the same dress that would be a great coincidence, but otherwise don’t give in to her wearing the same dress. Little children grow very rapidly anyways and it might not even fit her by the time your wedding. If she really doesn’t want to pay for another dress then you should make it a part of your budget.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d be a little concerned with whether or not it would fit her by your wedding. We were told to not order a dress for our flower girls until 2 months from the wedding max. This is because little kids grow so quickly. Maybe you could use that for an excuse.

    Also you can find tons of cute flower girl dresses on ebay for cheap. My best friend got married this weekend and her flower girl was in the cutest dress ever that she got for $30.

    Post # 11
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    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Zusie:  Very good point. If the child isn’t very old, she probably won’t fit it after a year.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t know what the etiquette is around flower girls (we didn’t have one), but if the parent of the girl is responsible to pay for the dress, I don’t really blame her for wanting to only purchase one. It’s a practical conclusion to a cost that I imagine can get expensive; especially considering it would be a dress for a little person but they probably still charge up the wazoo! 🙂

    Perhaps express your feelings and say if it comes to you wanting a different dress, you’ll pay for it (if you can afford it?). I don’t think she’s trying to short change you, but probably just trying to save some money, as we all are these days!

    Also, congrats on your engagement/wedding! 

    Post # 13
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    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    You could always let the Mom buy a dress and IF it matches your wedding, then fabulous. If not, maybe you could pick up the tab for the dress for your wedding? I bought my Flower Girl dress at Target for 13 dollars. Don’t feel pressured.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve been looking at flower girl dresses…I swear the only difference I see at this point is white, light ivory and ivory….they all look the same!!!

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    Eh. People only really care what the bride is wearing. I’d let it be.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldn’t worry about it. Young girls grow so fast that by the time your wedding comes around she will need a new dress anyway. Just let it go.

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