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#11 TATrisha


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:10 PM

Yes, we did. We paid for 5 rooms for 8 attendents (I wish the other two were a couple the the other six! That would have been nice!). But, we only paid for three nights. We didn't want to put pressure on our friends to have to pay to stand up for us and we couldn't imagine getting married without them... so we paid. Of course all but one extended the vacation... but that's besides the point!


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#12 lscilley

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    Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:51 PM

    I am paying for my girls but there is only 2 of them I am giving them the AI trip cheaper that way.

    #13 nylalany

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      Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:34 AM

      So maybe paying for my bridesmaids dresses & salon fees and groomsmen's shirts would be the thing to do instead of the trip (in addition to gifts)?

      #14 cmw

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        Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:03 AM

        We have 6 bridesmaids and 11 groomsmen. So paying for the accomodations is out of the question. To help them out we paid for the girls dresses, shoes and jewelry. We paid for the groomsmens suits, belts and sandals. wwe also gave the girls (when we asked them to be in the wedding) a terry cloth bikini bag. And the guys got bears hats. We are also getting them gifts to hand out for the rehearsal dinner.
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        #15 Spazz

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          Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:41 AM

          We have 8 on each side, so there was no way we could pay for them! I really don't think they would ever expect that we would anyway. I did go a bit overboard with their gifts because they are paying so much to come. FI bought all of the GM wedding attire as their gift. Also, I waited until I knew they were definitely able to come before asking them to be in the wedding and I tried to keep the cost of the dresses down as much as possible (and no matching shoes, jewelry, hair, etc.).

          #16 Sandra E.

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            Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:04 PM

            I've been in 3 destination weddings and I always paid for myself. I didn't offer it for my wedding, but I got them very nice gifts.

            #17 Saraha

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              Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:08 PM

              I personally am not.... I could not, I could never afford that! But more power to you if you can!

              #18 nolaroy724

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                Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:36 PM

                I am only paying for one friend's trip because she's an amazing photog and is going to take my pictures and do a TTD session the next day, so it was worth the cost!!!!

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