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#91 Karen&Rene

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    Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:05 AM

    Originally my mom was going to purchase my dress, but then I fell in love with a dress that was way out of my budget, lol.  So it ended up that I paid for one third, my fiance paid for one third, and my parents paid for one third.

    #92 smille50

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      Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:02 AM

      I paid for my own dress.  I didn't expect anyone to help us.  We are paying for everything ourselves.  

      #93 fmichelle

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        Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:48 PM

        I was in a sticky situation because this is actually my second marriage, and to top it off, shortly before my FI proposed my father was diagnosed with cancer.  So, my family didn't want to even talk about the wedding, they would seem interested, but then turn it around.  Once he got the free and clear after his surgery, my mom showed some more interest again. I got my mom excited about the dress by trying on her old dress and the two of us cutting it up and deciding that I would use parts of her dress on mine (since hers was falling apart anyway) We went to a dress shop together so I could try stuff on for her and in the end we picked the same one, I bought it used online, and FI chose to pay me back for it because he wanted to.  BTW, my parents didn't pay for my first dress either, it was a gift from my ex's father who was the director of a fashion show for a couture wedding gown designer in Italy. I'm actually trying to sell that one now, it's absolutely gorgeous, just can't see myself ever wearing it again.

        #94 adales

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          Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:06 AM

          My parents paid for my dress and they are paying for the majority of the wedding.  There are some things that I just go ahead and buy but I know that my parents would pay for it if I needed them to.

          #95 sxcT

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            Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:21 AM

            FI and I are paying for the wedding ourselves so I originally had planned to pay for my dress myself.  I asked my mother to help and she offered up about $500 and then out of the blue my G-ma told me she would like to help out and offered another $500.  I was so excited and felt so relieved.  Now I don't have to worry about coming out of pocket for my own dress.  Should be less than $1000 with alterations. 

            #96 SeeFlowers

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              Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:17 PM

              Myself and my fi paid for 75% of the dress. My dad gave me $ for the deposit.

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              #97 PurpleUnicorn

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                Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:24 PM

                i paid for my dress myself, my mom contributed about 10% actually. i know if she could afford it she would have paid for the whole thing.  but alas,  i am just happy she is paying for herself to come to my wedding!

                #98 Line M

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                  Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:19 AM

                  I paid for it. Actually I still am :)

                  #99 JayKay

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                  Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:57 PM

                  I had all intention of paying for my own dress.  I found the perfect dress and took my mom to show here and while I went to the washroom she payed for my dress!  She told me she had been saving for awhile so she could suprise me and pay for my dress for me!

                  #100 mrssylvester2b

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                    Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:56 PM

                    I'm paying for my own dress and wedding. Right now, I'm more financially stable than my parents (who are divorced). Even if that wasn't true, I don't think my dad would pitch in... I don't think it would occur to him! My FI and I have been together for almost 15 years so I think he just thinks of us married already! We've gone to Sandals or Beaches almost yearly for awhile so to him it's like we are going on just another vacation! I think my mom would help if she could though. Unless I'd specifically spoken to my parents I don't think I would expect them to help.
                    ~~August 10, 2011 ~~Beaches Turks & Caicos~~
                    13 year courtship, 22 month engagement :)

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