(Closed) Poll: Who paid/is paying for your wedding dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Who paid/is paying for your dress?


    Other family member

    Fiance/Significant Other



  • Post # 2
    2487 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We had a destination wedding and paid for the entire thing, plus our parents’ trips ourselves. However, my mom insisted on buying my dress. I didn’t feel too bad though because I found mine at David’s Bridal for less than $400.

    Post # 3
    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    My mom, although I did not expect it. I think she’s using the money my grandma left her.

    Post # 4
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I’m 30 and very financially indepedent–we’re paying for our wedding, but my parents wanted to buy my dress. I wouldn’t have let them if I felt like it would be a burden on them, but they are pretty excited about it and it’s a nice way to get them involved.

    Post # 5
    2314 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I paid for my dress myself. But my parents are paying for the majority of the wedding as it is the tradition in my family. In addition to my dress I am responsible for the decor, favors, invites, and the wedding party needs

    Post # 7
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I wanted a specific dress that cost, for our low budget wedding, a great deal (though less than most dresses), so I paid for it, outside of our combined wedding budget. Like you, I am also an established professional who can afford it, though. My friend is making it and he gave me a deep discount, so I guess you could say he is also paying! 

    Post # 8
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Fi and I paid for everything ourselves. 

    Post # 9
    10275 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    My mom paid for my dress and told me what the budget was. No drama when we went dress shopping though, I didn’t even think about going over budget!

    Post # 10
    332 posts
    Helper bee

    I paid for my own dress & wedding…. Although, my parents paid for catering and my FI’s family let us use their backyard for our reception

    Post # 11
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I did, although the cost was factored into our budget, and my dad ultimately (almost a year later) gave us a check for half of our budget.  So maybe it would be fair to say my dad paid for half? ( We’re over budget by $3,000 now, but that’s not really the point….)

    ETA:  Also, I’m 46 and my Fiance is 64, so we are obviously financially indpendent.  The only reason my dad is contributing to my wedding is that I have 2 sisters, a step sister, and a step-brother who all got married in their 20s, and my dad contibuted to and/or paid in full for each of their weddings.  This is my first marriage (even though I’m a grandmother – lol) so he felt like it was only “fair” to contribute.  I really didn’t expect him to, but I’m glad he did — we are having a MUCH nicer wedding as a result!

    Post # 12
    325 posts
    Helper bee

    My dad is paying for my dress and my mom is paying for the reception. I did not expect it but my parents both want to contribute. 

    Post # 13
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I hate this show. I’m 21, paid for my dress and wedding myself. SO is paying for a modest honeymoon. We aren’t having a cake and punch wedding either. 

    Post # 14
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I picked “other” because I’m going to wear my mom’s dress. So I guess my mom paid for it… 30 years ago!

    Post # 15
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My mum split the cost half-and-half with me, I wasn’t expecting it but wouldn’t say no! Haha.

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