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So who buys the dress?

Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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Question: Who pays for the Bridesmaids dresses?

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My mom told me yesterday that bridemaids are responsible for buying their own dresses.

I thought that proper ettiquette was that I paid for the dresses for the bridemaids.

 

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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IandLoveandYou
by Penny Lane on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM

BUMP!

MrsCota8-2
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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The bride chooses the dresses, the bridesmaids purchase them.
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RobsPrincess24
by ThePrincess on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I think it depends. If the bride and her family can afford it and want to, good for them. If not, IMO there is no problem with the bridesmaids paying for it. I chose the "bridesmaids pay themselves," because that is how it worked for my wedding.

NESmith63
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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The bridesmaids pay for the dresses. However the bride usually gets them matching jewelry as a gift for being in the wedding and doing all the stuff they do for the bride.
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lanceandhailey
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM

 Yep...but if you can afford to pay for them, that would be great of you to take that burden off them. It's not likely that they will wear them again.

Quoting MrsCota8-2:

The bride chooses the dresses, the bridesmaids purchase them.

 

levansbx
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM

 This.  It's one of the down sides to being a bridesmaid. :/

Quoting MrsCota8-2:

The bride chooses the dresses, the bridesmaids purchase them.

 

Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:31 PM
I bought my own dress and shoes and paid for my own hair and makeup. My best friends dad did pay for the plane ticket there though and we stayed at her parents house the entire time.
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alf2651
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM

The bride chooses the dresses, and the bridesmaids purchase them.

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owl0210
by Emerald Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:33 PM

 I always paid for my own dress.

Bethbeth
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:33 PM

 I've had to buy dresses when I was in my friends weddings. It sucks. Had to buy shoes and a strapless bra too.

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