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I wish I could ... but I simply can't afford it at this point. What I will do is once we get closer to the date and I see how our funds are looking. If we have enough, I will put some money towards the final payments of our bridal party rooms.
Thats my plan. Like everyone else, I'd love to pay for their dresses. Unfortunately, we just can't. So I offered to pay deposits to get them ordered after the initial selecting...but they all turned me down anyway. I feel guilty as it is making them pay for a trip when it was our bright idea to get married so far away. But FH (in his practical judgement) made the point to me that its not like they are just paying to fly somewhere, sit around in an ugly room while doing nothing, show up to be in our wedding for 20 minutes then fly home. They WILL get a bit of a vacation/break out of it some where beautiful with a lot to enjoy. BEING THERE won't exactly be a hardship.

I've just urged people to say no if they don't feel they can afford to do it told them that I completely understand if thats the case. I also asked them to say it NOW as opposed to 6 months down the road. What I've found is that most people thought trips like this are much more expensive than what they actually are. When I gave them ball park for what my research has come up with, they were suprised and said that with a year's notice, they could swing it.

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smile124.gif I bought all the dresses, the bridesmaids and flowergirls. I only have 3 bridesmaids, and 2 flowergirls. I bought them b/c I figured they were paying so much be at the wedding, that I should help them out. Plus, my sister (one of the Bridesmaids) has 2 daughters (my flower girls), and I figure it's costing them a fortune for the whole family to be there. I don't think I would've paid for them if I could've found them for cheaper, but I like what I like.. Darn that expensive taste. smile78.gif

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I was not sure if we were going to be able to get their dresses for them but I am planning on it now. Just over 3 months away and we STILL do not have any picked out!! Ahhh!!

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we're paying for everyone's attire. 2 MOHs, 2 bridesmaids, 1 flower girl, 1 ring bearer and 4 groomsmen (just ties).

 

it's an added expense, but i figured they are paying so much money to come. i didn't want them to have to also pay for a dress that i picked out! :-)

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my bm dresses were pretty cheap - $50 @ white house black market. one bm already had hers, my sis bought her own, and i paid for the last one.

i think it depends on what else you're doing. the bm that already had the dress was given $500 from us for travel expenses. my sister's expenses were paid for mostly by my parents, so i wasn't too worried about her, and the bm whose dress i paid for had her flight paid for by her in-laws...since no one is close i don't have to worry about anyone talking about $$ while we're there, but i'd take each person's monetary abilities into account.

(could you follow that? it's confusing to reread!)

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I only have one attendant, my sister as my MOH, but because she is broke and will be paying for both her and her little one to go down south, the least I can do is get her a great outfit.

 

I'm considering getting her a fancy coloured top and a plain white skirt, so she can wear the pieces separately if she wanted to.

 

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That is a really sweet idea, bu I share your concerns about the cost of the dresses. I think it might be really nice if you buy their shoes and/or jewelry. That can be much more manageable and a super sweet gesture as well.

 

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