Sara
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Bridesmaid dress refund

Sara, on January 19, 2021 at 4:18 PM Posted in Planning 0 19
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So I canceled my wedding recently and my bridesmaids already bought there dresses. Some of them want me to reimburse them and some just say don’t worry about it. Any advice would help on what to do

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Latest activity by needmorewine, on January 20, 2021 at 10:26 AM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I'm sorry that you had to cancel your wedding! I would offer to refund them for the dresses. If they refuse the offer, that's up to them, but at least you gave them the option.
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  • A
    Expert September 2020
    Amanda ·
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    That sucks, but I’d offer to pay for the dresses especially if they’re asking about it.
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  • Sav
    Dedicated November 2021
    Sav ·
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    If I were a bridesmaid I could never imagine asking a bride who had to cancel for a refund. I am sorry your wedding had to be canceled. I would say in the interest of preserving friendships I would offer the refund, but I would hope most wouldn't take it.

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  • A
    Super September 2020
    Alli ·
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    So, my friend cancelled her wedding - not due to the pandemic. They broke up. I spent $200 on this bridesmaid dress that I can’t even pick up because it was $300 so they said I have to pay another $100 to get the dress - which they never even received my measurements, but that is besides the point. She never offered to reimburse me and I think it’s super rude. So - offer the refund. If they decline then that’s on them. I would have accepted my $200 deposit reimbursement...lol best wishes!
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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    So sorry you had to cancel! Yes, I would definitely offer to refund your bridesmaids for the dresses. It is up to them whether they would like to accept the offer.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Sorry you had to cancel! I would definitely offer to refund all of your bridesmaids in full for the cost of their dresses. It's the right thing to do.

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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    I agree with everyone else that you should offer to reimburse them. And it's fine if some take the money, but some don't. The ones who take the money are not bad friends. They literally wouldn't have spent that money in the first place if they hadn't agreed to be in your wedding, so it's not fair to penalize the friendship now.

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  • Stacey
    Super May 2021
    Stacey ·
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    I'm so sorry your wedding was cancelled. Smiley sad Since you made the decision to cancel, yes, you should definitely offer to reimburse all of them for any costs they have already incurred. Each one can then decide whether to accept or forgo your offer.

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I recommend you at least offer to reimburse them.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I agree with this!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Offer to reimburse the money. They can decide from there.
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  • T
    Super April 2021
    Tiger Bride ·
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    Exactly this! Who does this?
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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    People who spent more than they can afford on a dress they will never wear?

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  • Michelle
    Devoted April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    The proper thing to do is offer a reimbursement
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    It’s your responsibility to pay them back.
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  • Maureen
    Devoted November 2021
    Maureen ·
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    My sister cancelled due to Covid, my cousins and SIL and I would never in a million years ask her to refund.
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  • Shirley
    Expert November 2020
    Shirley ·
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    Same. You need to offer a reimbursement, but I can't relate to asking someone to reimburse me for the dress because their wedding was cancelled.
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  • Maureen
    Devoted November 2021
    Maureen ·
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    Luckily, I think they might do something on a later date but don’t want to make a FOURTH date right now. Can’t blame them.
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  • needmorewine
    Expert May 2016
    needmorewine ·
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    You should reimburse them for the dresses. They only bought them because it was a requirement for standing up in your wedding. It is your responsibility to reimburse others for any costs they incurred to be part of the wedding that is no longer taking place.

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