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

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Who paid/is paying for your dress?
    Parents : (151 votes)
    38 %
    Other family member : (20 votes)
    5 %
    Fiance/Significant Other : (14 votes)
    3 %
    Myself : (198 votes)
    49 %
    Other : (18 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 106
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    My mom paid for my dress and veil as a gift to me. We are paying for 99% of the rest of the wedding ourselves. 

    Post # 108
    3895 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    raspberrybidet:  My mom is insisting on buying my dress/outfit. She gave me 1k towards it (I am not getting an expensive dress, and would like to stay inder 1k)

    Post # 109
    2989 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    My Dad gave me some money for our wedding, but I used my own money to purchase my dress. No pay, no say and all that. My dress cost $550 at David’s Bridal and I loved it! 

    Post # 110
    35 posts
    • Wedding: September 2016

    My fiance is paying for everything wedding dress, destination wedding, e rings cetera. .. the only thing I’m paying for is his wedding band.

    Post # 111
    1706 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I bought my wedding dress, hubby and I paid for the groomsmen’s tuxes (bought them for them to keep), the bridesmaids dresses, my parents gave us $5k which paid for the rest. 

    We are going to do a vow renewal, just the two of us, and I plan on buying myself another fun dress for that. We were broke kids out of college when we got married, and are now established professionals with fullfilling careers in the professions we obtained degrees in. It’s a bit silly, but I feel more “me” now than I ever have, and more confident and pretty than ever, so I told hubby I want a renew with a new dress and all, he told me it was a bit ridiculous but if it makes me happy, we can do it.  🙂 

    Post # 112
    845 posts
    Busy bee

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    raspberrybidet:  I was going to pay for it myself ( I’m 29) but my mom insisted on paying half. I’m her first born and first to get married so she’s super excited lol. 

    Post # 113
    4259 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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    raspberrybidet:  Before my plans changed, my aunt (dad’s twin sister) offered to pay for my dress. We were talking wedding details and I showed her what I thought was my dream dress. She asked the price then said she’d give me the money for it as a gift, so her contribution was based off the price of the dress that I liked. 


    Post # 114
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I was planning on paying for my dress. Found one for $400 and found out that day that my grandmother was paying for half, so it was a great unexpected surprise.

    Post # 115
    2352 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m paying. My mom thinks she is getting a say, but she is wrong.

    Post # 116
    1118 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    My grandma paid for my dress. Her mother paid for my mothers wedding dress and my grandma was very excited to buy it for me, I thinnk it is a nice family tradition that has been established. My grandma didn’t give me a budget but I told her I could not spend more than $3,000 on it if I were going to buy it myself and since she was buying it I would feel bad. She was surprised she thought it would cost much more. haha I guess I got really lucky with that. But I fell in love with a dress that was $2100, which I am so glad that I will have plenty of money for alterations 🙂 

    Post # 117
    26 posts
    • Wedding: August 2016

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    I’m a much older bride than you and am buying my own dress. My fiance is also pitching in. My dad and step mom want to help but I didn’t want them setting budget boundaries.

    Post # 118
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I’m 29 and financially independent from my parents, so I was initially planning on paying for my dress, but Mom went dress shopping with me, and really wanted to pay for it.

    The dress we both fell for turned out to be more expensive than either of us expected, so we compromised- I put the funds I’d been planning to use anyway toward it, and Mom covered the rest. It was very sweet of her!

    Post # 119
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    When time comes and we start planning our wedding, SO’s parents will most likely offer to contribute financially. Personally, I would prefer to pay for everything myself, so my SO and I would have final say in everything and not feel like we owe someone special treatment. However, given that this form of gift is fairly common in his culture, I will defer to SO when deciding how to finance the wedding. I know for sure that my parents will not contribute at all despite being well-off; it’s completely out of the question in our culture. If you can’t afford to have a wedding, you can’t have a wedding (but then on the flip side it is more than socially acceptable to live as commonlaw partners for years and have several children together, and then later – once you’ve saved up – have your dream wedding).

    As for my dress, I want to pay for it myself 100% and I’ll be shopping for it alone, as is common in my culture, so my parents and siblings will not be seeing the dress before the big day.

    I don’t have a specific budget in mind, as I’ll have my dress designed to fit my exact specifications.

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