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Are you paying for your bridesmaids dresses?

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#151 Lindobride14

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    Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:45 PM

    My 8 bridesmaids are paying for their dresses (they are about 110). I will be paying for them to get their hair done, their jewelry, possibly shoes if I find a good deal, and personalized travel cosmetic/toiletry bags

    #152 daniepps

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      Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:20 AM

      I originally had 5 bridesmaids and they all bought their dresses but one ended up dropping out and I had to get a replacement. Since I asked her at the last minute I felt it would only be right for me to pay for her dress. So I ended up paying for one of my bridesmaids dresses and I'm going to get all their jewelry.

      #153 SunnyDBride

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        Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:53 AM

        I wasn't planning on it, but I am working on finding some very reasonable dresses since a DW is still more costly in most cases than traveling from one state to another in the states. I am planning to pay for my 2 flower girl's dresses and probably their shoes and baskets too because they are sisters and their mom is also one of my BMs and has to pay for her dress. My resort charges a children's rate for children 4-12 (under 3 are free)so she has to pay for their stay also so for them plus her husband it is going to cost them a lot to come to the wedding so I think it's only right to help her.

        #154 MSBRANDI

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          Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:02 AM

          i would like to pay for my bridesmaid's dresses, since they are taking the time to come to the wedding and all. i originally wanted to pay for their, hair, makeup, manis and pedis. but it just depends on how everything works out.

          #155 SunnyDBride

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            Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:06 AM

            I have never heard that for DWor otherwise you are supposed to pay for the dresses, but I am paying for all of the jewelry and nails plus personal gifts (monogrammed totes with lots of goodies). Maybe I will pay for their hair/make-up, shoes but they are particular about hair like me ( I have dreadlocks and not just anyone can do my hair) so I don't know if that's a good use of my money.

            #156 jenninjamaica

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              Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:17 PM

              I was lucky enough to have my MOH's mom make the girls dresses. The girls paid $50 each for material and I was going to pay for the labor, but she won't take anything from me. She said its her gift to us.

              #157 tris

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                Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:55 PM

                I'm thinking I'm going to pay for my (3) bridesmaids dresses. They don't expect me to, but I think it will be nice of me to help them out.

                Mainly because I'm asking them to pay to come on the trip and I don't need to pay to get their hair / makeup done (my sister - MOH - is doing it for me).
                Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

                #158 Tissey

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                  Posted 26 June 2010 - 05:22 PM

                  I bought my BM dresses. I found a great deal on these maxi dresses at TJ Maxx that they all liked and were the right colors. Since it's a DW I wanted the dresses to be kinda casual and it was important to me to get something they could were again. So these dresses fit the bill. They were only $20 too, so I bought all of them.

                  #159 kokukitty

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                    Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:36 PM

                    I paid for their dresses, and they are paying for alterations - plus, I'm paying for hair and makeup. I'm in a position where I can afford to do it, and they are doing me a great honor by coming all the way to Ireland for my wedding.

                    On the other hand, it's totally acceptable and rather common not to do it, too. Considering the expense of weddings and how tight finances can be, I'm sure good friends would understand about having to buy their own dresses. I know I've bought quite a few of my own bridesmaid dresses in the past!

                    #160 richarsd

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                      Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:20 AM

                      I only have two bridesmaids so it wasn't going to be a huge expense for me to pay for the dresses. They cost $150 each plus tax and I bought them at Le Chateau (here in Canada). I wanted to pay for the dresses since they are paying to come to the wedding. They will need to pay for any alterations they need. And they'll have to pay for any accessories they choose and their hair on the day of the wedding.

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