(Closed) Who pays for flower girl/ring bearer outfits?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
8574 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think you are very fair, and I am in the same situation as you. My flower girl is the daughter of my brothers fiance [flowergirl is my niece], and my brothers fiance is my Maid/Matron of Honor.

I’ll most likely be paying for the flower girl dress, and I don’t mind really, I don’t plan on getting a super expensive one.

Post # 4
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I paid for the flowergirl/ring bearer outfits.  I don’t think that should fall on people who are “helping” you out by letting the kids be in your wedding.  

Post # 6
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My mom paid for my flower girls’ outfits, but I originally thought their mom would.  They were only $40 dresses, though.  My ring bearer’s parents are paying for his outfit.

Post # 7
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s fair, and a lovely gesture, if you can afford it.  If you can’t afford it, don’t feel badly.

Post # 8
9829 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I think it’s fair. I think that flower girl and ringbearer outfits should be calculated into the wedding budget, same with bridesmaid and groomsmen attire, but that’s my opinion, and I think that you paying for the outfits is very fair 🙂

Post # 9
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We wanted very specific and somewhat pricey attire for our FGs so we covered the majority of it for the parents. Ours were ballet-inspired, so the parents covered the leotard portion but we got the shoes, tutu, etc.


Post # 10
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Most people I know have paid for the kids’ outfits, instead of asking the parents to.

Post # 11
9126 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We’re paying.  They’re doing us a favor by having their kiddo be in the wedding, so I feel like it’s fair to buy the dress for them.

Post # 12
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i also paid but i don’t think it’s a requirement.

Post # 13
17 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

Parents should pay for the child’s outfit but if they can’t afford it maybe you can help.

Post # 14
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When I was a flower girl, back in the day, my mom paid for it…so not the bride.



Post # 15
257 posts
Helper bee

My RB/FG are siblings. Their mother has already bought flowergirl dress (only $12) and whichever one of us comes across a suitable (and cheap) ringbearer outfit first will buy it. In my case, I don’t want anything specific (just white sunddress for her and grey pants/white shirt for him) so I don’t think she minds getting something the kids might wear again. If I wanted some specific and expensive outfit, I wouldn’t let her pay for it.

Post # 16
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had a similar situation.   My fiance’s brother, 2 neices, and 1 nephew is in our wedding.  We felt that it wasn’t fait for one family to have all those expenses so we paid for all 3 kids outfits; just over the cost of the tuxes, which my fiances was free, so worked out nice!  Congrats!

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