Kat
Dedicated May 2017

Who on here made bridesmaids buy their own dress?

Kat, on May 18, 2017 at 5:24 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 101
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I was just wondering how many brides on here made their bridesmaids pay for their own dress? Let me know! Thanks in advance! Smiley smile

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Latest activity by Kim, on August 10, 2017 at 11:33 AM
  • Danielle
    Expert October 2017
    Danielle ·
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    I thought that was the norm, my bridesmaid all paid for their own dresses. And the groomsmen will be paying/(renting) for their own suits.

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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    It's pretty customary for BM's to pay for,their own dress.

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  • MMB
    Master January 2017
    MMB ·
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    Buying the dress and showing up is really their only responsibility...so most BMs do purchase their own dresses.

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  • Sabrina
    Super August 2017
    Sabrina ·
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    My bridedmaids purchased their own dresses.

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  • Sylphier
    Super June 2017
    Sylphier ·
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    To my knowledge the only time the couple should buy the attire is if they are requiring a dress outside the budget range of the bridal party. My girls all bought their own dresses, but I let them pick something they liked that was within the price range they could afford.

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  • Nicole
    Expert October 2017
    Nicole ·
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    I'm pretty sure every bridesmaid buys their own dress. Mine did.

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    I am. But I'm paying for 2 nights accommodations at a luxury hotel and their hair and makeup (I'm not requiring them to get it done).

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  • Meaghan
    VIP November 2017
    Meaghan ·
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    My bridesmaids will be purchasing their own dress, its customary. I did however let them pick whatever dress from a particular seller in a particular color and length

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  • KCJV
    Super February 2018
    KCJV ·
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    My bridesmaids are purchasing their own dress, but I'm paying for their hair and makeup.

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  • Vicki
    Master November 2017
    Vicki ·
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    I did not "make" my bridesmaids do anything.

    I asked them each to be in my wedding. I also asked them each what they were comfortable with spending on a dress. I then made the decision to use www.azazie.com for their dresses. I simply asked each girl to choose a long dress in her preferred style in the color I chose.

    Typically BMs pay for their own dress as long as you choose a dress within their budget. If you choose something outside their budget, you pay for it. If you are requiring certain accessories like shoes or the same hairstyle or makeup, you should cover that extra cost.

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  • Kat
    Dedicated May 2017
    Kat ·
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    I just had a bridesmaid complain cause she had to buy the dress. She said in her words "I went out of my way to buy a dress for the wedding". I was just wondering if she was being unreasonable or I was.

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  • Kat
    Dedicated May 2017
    Kat ·
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    And I'm paying for their hair and makeup.

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  • Baletica
    Master June 2017
    Baletica ·
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    My bp has paid for their own dresses

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    That's the norm.

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  • Natalie
    VIP June 2017
    Natalie ·
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    Yep. I will pay for hair, makeup and flowers obviously.

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  • vghjfcxgxfgdh
    VIP June 2017
    vghjfcxgxfgdh ·
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    Yup its typical for BM's to cover their attire, unless you decide to cover it.

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  • The New Mrs. F
    Expert May 2017
    The New Mrs. F ·
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    It's very customary for the bridesmaids to buy their own dresses. Only one wedding I've been in was my bridesmaid dress purchased by the bride, but it was her gift to us and she didn't get the bridal party any other gifts.

    I let my bridesmaids choose any dress they wanted in a variety of colors, even told them that if they had something in that color already, it was fine.

    @OP I think your bridesmaid is the one being unreasonable, not you. Smiley smile

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  • Meaghan
    VIP November 2017
    Meaghan ·
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    OP is she referring to just the purchasing of the dress or was there something else going on when you went shopping etc? Her phrasing is somewhat odd.

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  • Private_User832
    Master August 2017
    Private_User832 ·
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    Yes, mine are

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  • samantha
    Expert October 2017
    samantha ·
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    Mine paid for their dresses.

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