(Closed) Should you pay for the attire for children in your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve got at least 8 children in my wedding. While I can’t afford to pay for all of their clothing, I do plan to chip in and pay half.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

In the US, I think it’s standard for the parents of the children to pay.  However, we paid for our three flower girls and our ring bearer. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Generally the parents pay.  In my case, we’re paying for our 2 flower girls, and 2 ring bearers…it’s going to be their “gift”

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it depends on a lot of things but if you can afford it, it’s always a nice gesture. Unless that is their ‘gift’ to you. Sometimes it can get pretty expensive… 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s a nice gesture if you can afford it but typicall the parents pay for it.

Post # 9
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4371 posts
Honey bee

I would say No. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m sure their parents would appreciate it, even if you only paid half.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i dont think we will, but i am aiming to keep the outfits under $50 for our flower girl and 2 ring bearers. i think this will be doable esp since the ring bearers will be about 9 months old and i am completely fine with some sort of baby tuxedo tshirt for them 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper

The parents of my ringbearer paid happily; I don’t think they would have expected me to pay.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My ring bearer’s tux was like $35. His parents paid, but I would have. It would have been a bit harder for me to pay though since they aren’t local.

Post # 15
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We paid for our FG’s dress, but she’s my FI’s daughter, so it doesn’t really count. I think that it would be sweet of you to pay, but I don’t think it’s necessary. My BFF’s kids have been in multiple weddings and she has never had a probelm paying for the dress. I think as long as it’s a reasonable price most people won’t mind.

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We paid for both of our flower girl dresses but they were only $30 each and we knew their parents didn’t have a lot of money.  I liked being able to give them that as a gift but I don’t think parents would mind paying for their chidlren’s attire as long as they can afford it.

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