Post # 16
My parents have a $$ amount contribution to the whole wedding in mind, and although she offered when we went shopping for the dress, I asked them to save their contribution till closer to the wedding when the big bills would hit us all at once. SO GLAD we did. We bought a house in October and our wedding accounts got SIGNIFIGANTLY drained by the expenses, so I was glad I asked them to hold off, otherwise immight have been more frivolous and spendt during the planning stages
Post # 17
I was planning on paying for my dress. I went dress shopping alone because my mom is out of state. I fell in love with it but wanted to wait until she was in town so she could see it in person before I bought it. She came with me and surprised me by telling me she would be paying for it.
Post # 18
I didn’t even consider anyone but me paying.
Post # 19
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
My mother will be paying for my dress. It’s something my grandmother did for her and she wants to do for me. No official budget but I wouldn’t go over $2k.
Post # 20
my Mum. I was so happy that she got to choose it with me before she passed away.
Post # 21
Fiance paid for my dress!
Post # 22
My mom paid for my first dress (which I later returned; it was from Macy’s). I paid the difference between my first and second dress because the second one was more expensive.
Post # 23
I paid for my own dress. I didn’t really set a budget for myself – I just found something I liked and bought it.
Post # 24
We are in our 30s and paying for our wedding ourselves – my Mom insisted on buying my dress.
Post # 25
We’re paying for everything ourselves, so I did. Just yesterday 🙂 And even better I only ended up spending half my budget, and still got my dream dress.
Post # 26
I plan on paying for mine myself (unless out of nowhere someone says “here! I want to buy your dress for you!”).
I hate this show too… the prices are outrageous (to me at least) and then they all seem to want a second one… all on someone else’s dime.
Then again I think most on that show are young, spoiled and used to getting what they want. And… it’s a show 😉 wonder how much they get paid to act like that? Maybe a free dress? 😆
Post # 27
I paid for my own and my budget is – I don’t shell out a ton of money for clothes, particularly that I’ll never wear again. I spent less than $100.
Post # 28
I agree that the show is ridiculous. I watched it quite a bit before I bought my dress because I wanted to see what styles people were choosing and how the dresses looked on them. But it was never really helpful because everyone chooses strapless mermaids or ball gowns, and I don’t like strapless dresses, much less mermaids and ball gowns. (When I went dress shopping, I specifically looked only at A lines with straps.) Then the show went off the air for a while, and last Friday night was the first time in months that I’ve watched it, and I was even more repulsed by it than I had been previously. The girls were all spoiled and bratty — even the older women (relatively speaking) were utterly ridiculous. I continued watching it for the same reasons I used to watch the Duggars – out of sheer exsasperation. It’s like a trainwreck I can’t take my eyes off. I doubt I’ll ever watch it again.
Post # 29
I chose “myself” but my fiance and I have joint finances, so really it should be both of us.
Post # 30
My mom paid for my dress, but there was no budget drama or anything lol. My dress was $600 at a huge wedding gown sale. I’m 26 years old and we are financially independant, but we also have a 2 year old son, so any help towards the wedding is being graciously accepted.