Lets say you were asked to be a brides maid/ or maid of honor in a close friends wedding. Said friend had everyone pay for their own brides maid dresses, shoes, accessories, and alterations. These things were not cheap. You forked out close to 300 dollars, even tho its a stretch for you, you made it work because it was a dear friend. So you scrimp and saved and worked extra hrs to be able to afford everything.
Now lets say, for some reason after spending what you needed, she called off the wedding. Now you have a gawd awful brides made dress, shoes, accessories that you are stuck with. You will not be able to wear anywhere else. You can't take them back because of alterations. And you spent all that money for nothing. Do you think it's acceptable to ask the friend who was getting married to pay you back?
My cousin when through this, and now she is asking her friend to pay her back for the dress. She said that her friend insisted that they wear those exact dresses and have them altered etc...
My thoughts on it is, well you kind of knew what you were getting into. And the money has already been spent. I don't know if I would ask for my friend to pay me back. Also if its a close friend, I don't think its a good idea. Obviously the friend would probably be going through a lot with not getting married. But it is a good question. So I thought I would see what you gals think? Would you ask to be reimbursed? Why or why not?