(Closed) Thinking of paying for all my girls dresses for my DW wedding

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can I be your bridesmaid? :p I think it sounds fine, with a personal note even better, but that’s just me ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 4
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think this is a wonderful idea!  //  I did this for my bridesmaids and one groom’s lady.  Since our bridal party is our siblings, whom are all younger, I wanted to help them with their dresses.  My BFF bought my dress for her wedding.  I thought it was awesome that I didn’t have to fuss about buying a dress. //  I got them each a personalized hanger as my little gift.

Post # 5
1140 posts
Bumble bee

hmmm love the thought but personally I would love a gift that I could use again after the wedding that would remind me of being a part of your special day as well. I am sure they will be very gratefull for whatever you gift them though. 

Post # 6
187 posts
Blushing bee

I would very much appreciate you buying my bridesmaid dress!  I would definitely prefer it over a gift and would consider your written note a perfect memento for being part of the wedding.

Post # 7
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

As someone who is the bridesmaid in two weddings this year, YES would love that!! The cost adds up so much!

Post # 8
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think that is a great idea!! I know if I were in a Destination Wedding wedding, I would prefer the dress be gifted, then to receive a gift that I may or may not use again, but for the dresses, they will have at least one good use ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was in a wedding a few years ago and the bride bought our bridesmaids’ dresses… I definitely recommend it. I was in college at the time and stressed enough about school–there was no way I could a) find the time and b) find the money to buy a dress that fit her “vision”! And even though I didn’t love the dress, it was only for one day and it didn’t cost me anything, so I didn’t worry about it.

In summary: buying the bridesmaids’ dresses is a very sweet and thoughtful thing to do. And if you manage to find dresses that the bridesmaids like, then even better!

Post # 10
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Great idea! I’m sure that they’ll appreciate the help!

Post # 11
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That sounds awesome to me! They are lucky girls to have such a considerate bride ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We are planning on buying our wedding parties outfits too. Its so expensive for them to come anyways. I have talked to my bridesmaids about it already and they were very grateful. I think your bridal party will probably appreciate it just as much!

Post # 13
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think its a GREAT idea!!! One less expense for your bridesmaids. 

Post # 14
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes it’s nice but I’m adamant on including something personal for each of them. Like you said “small” is totally fine but make sure that isn’t something wedding related.

Post # 15
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re also doing this for our 3 girls and suits for the guys, plus paying for hair and makeup. I also bought a Swarovski necklace & earring set for all 3 of them, watches for the boys, plus I have robes, a couple of little novelty things and totes for the girls. They’re spending quite a bit of money for themselves and in some cases partners and children to come to the resort so we don’t want to ask them to spend extra to be in the wedding party.

Post # 16
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i think its a great idea. i had wanted to do that for my six BMs too but couldn’t afford it on top of everything else   ๐Ÿ™    so i think its great that you are considering it!  And i agree that a nice note and something small Not Wedding Related would be a nice touch.  If you are looking for a beach theme idea, i got my BMs sarongs in their fave color and they loved them. they wore them on the beach all week!  i found them online for pretty cheapt too.

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