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#1 Ericka7885

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    Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:51 PM

    I was just wondering what everyone is doing regarding the bridal party expenses. I feel that since everyone is spending so much to fly out to Jamaica, I don't want to have them spend more money on dresses, shoes, etc. I would love to pay for the dresses, but am not sure it is in my budget. I am looking to find the cheapest dresses possible, but still want something that everyone will like and can wear again. I am just wondering what others have done?

    #2 stacey

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      Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:55 PM

      I bought the dresses for the girls. I actually got a great deal on them, only $60.00 each, and they dont have to have them altered. But it wasnt easy finding something cheap that fit everyone. Also all of the girls in my bridal party is flying out with us, so we are paying for a Limo to get us to the airport so they dont have to worry about that.
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      #3 jajajaja

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        Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:58 PM

        I bought their $55 dresses. I only had two girls so it wasn't too much. I found them at nordstroms. Another thought- allow them to pick out dresses in the same color different styles, etc. It would allow them to find something they really like and cheap.

        My BMs really didn't have too many expenses- besides their trip. I bought their hair clips, dresses. I made them jewelry-each different and they didn't wear shoes. Pretty easy!
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        #4 Ericka7885

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          Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:59 PM

          Ok that's what i think I am going to do, just hope I can find a good deal! Did you also pay for the groomsmen's attire

          #5 Maura

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          Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:59 PM

          i couldnt afford to buy the dresses for my 3 BMs but i did buy them each a tote bag with their name embroidered on it with some assorted goodies, and i had custom earrings made for each of them at $20 a piece. in total i spent about $50 on each girl. i wouldve spent about $500 if i'd paid for their dresses, and if i had then i wouldnt have been able to also afford a gift.

          #6 jajajaja

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            Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:16 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Ericka7885
            Ok that's what i think I am going to do, just hope I can find a good deal! Did you also pay for the groomsmen's attire
            We did- we only had one guy though. We bought his shirt and pants. I think it was a total of $80- maybe less.

            I also bought the girls embroidered beach bags. For the best man, I let DH take care of his gift. He got him some flip flops, swim trunks and a shirt. An outfit I suppose. LOL

            I didn't have any showers and we paid for our co-bachelor party. We asked that everyone that went chipped in since we rented a HUGE party bus. I think it was $40 per person so the bridal party paid for their portion to go, along with all of our other friends. We covered the gratuities and other expenses. It was FUN.
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            #7 Ericka7885

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              Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:20 PM

              Ok thanks for the ideas! I am going to have to start looking at good deals cause we each have 4 people standing up so that could get a bit pricey! If anyone knows of any steals out there let me know!

              #8 Kristy!

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                Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:28 PM

                Can you give some more details? Color? Length of dress? Style?

                #9 Dez921714

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                  Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:34 PM

                  We can't afford to pay for the girls dresses even though I'd love to...but I did give each girl several chances to opt out of being in the wedding. I told that that I want them to be there and I want them to be in it, but if they can't afford it, we really do understand and if it came down to it, we'd rather them be there than not come because they can't afford to come and be in it.
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                  #10 Deighton

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                    Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:45 PM

                    I paid for all their dresses. They picked out different styles in the same color so they got a dress they like. I know it's a lot, but it's not nearly as much as they're doing for me!
                    BUT, I've also got money saved, so it was budgeted out. It's up to you. They'll appreciate anything you do, I'm sure.
                    You can probably find some great dresses right now for good prices since it's dress season :-)




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