Post # 1
Lol, its funny cuz its true! I found my bridesmaid dress and would love for my girls to buy them ASAP. While we have plenty of time, the store can’t garantee that they will be in stock for much longer. So, I told them all about it, where to find it and how much it will be (only $120 total- score!). One of them did go and buy it, bless her heart. Another one plans to do it in a week. The others, not so much….
I am strongly considering (this is where the neurosis kicks in) purchasing the dresses in their sizes and they can pay me back. But, one is super duper pregnant, no clue what her size is even going to be! Or if she’ll ultimately be able to be in the wedding (that’s a whooooole different post). One of my girls didn’t even respond back when I told her about it, awesome. The other called me to talk about and forgot due to the chaos that was her weekend and the need to give details then had to go before refocusing. And lastly, the other, aka the Maid/Matron of Honor, just got fired so I’m definitely fronting her the money. This could so easily blow up in my face…..
What should I really do?
Post # 3
Buy them. But buy them big (easier to take in than to let out). Your bridesmaids can buy them from you. But you will have to eat the cost of alterations.
Post # 4
Don’t buy them, if they can’t even get back to you about the idea of them going to purchase them, you’ll never see your money
Post # 5
yeah, don’t buy them. that’s a little… overbearing. Like saying you don’t trust the girls. at least, that’s how I would feel if I were one of your maids.
if you’re really concerned about it, call them each, individually, and say “hey, the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for my wedding are on sale right now. I was going to order one for Maid/Matron of Honor, and can add yours to my order if you want me to save you the trouble. then you can get me the cash later. would that be helpful to you, or would you rather do it yourself?”
then you can get sizes too.
Post # 6
I agree with day dreamer, ask them if they want you to get it for them and then pay you back. I know of people who have done it, and it actually made it easier for the bridesmaids.