I completely agree. Times have changed. My parents and one of my sisters live in Poland, my other sister lives in Germany with her husband. I live in the US. Nobody offered to pay for anything. Actually, I am paying for all the wedding expenses myself. His family is not paying although they can afford it. We both have been previously married but never had weddings.
Who paid for your dress
Posted 02 July 2011 - 10:20 AM
I paid for my dress, but that was bc me and FI had been talking about really getting married and there was a tent sale with super cheap wedding dresses that I stumbled upon. Neither of our parents have a lot of money, though, so it is all on us but that was the plan from the start.
I also wanted to note that with money comes a trade-off of decision-making power so then your mom or FMIL has a legitimate say in what you should wear. By paying it yourself, you can make all of the decisions.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:17 AM
My mom is both mom&dad to me, and i had gone out before hand dress shopping with my man of honor and my mother in law..when i finally narrowed it down to 3-4 dresses that i loved i brought my mom down for the weekend.
her and I went out to the bridal store and i tried them on.....what she ended up doing was paying for my deposit which was 600.00 and then buying my reception dinner dress. My FI paid for the rest, he figured that this was kinda like a man figure (sounds weird) paying for the rest...i thought it was a great thing for him to do for me.
I would talk to your mom and see if there is a reason why...or if something is bothering her with the whole DW thing
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:26 AM
My Mom (or my Parents more like) paid for my dress. I wasn't expecting that but when the time came they were actually the ones PUSHING me to make a decision and get a dress. I was very adamant that we wanted to do this on our own but looking back it was a nice gesture and I really appreciate the help. It is also fun to know when I put my dress on that it is a gift from my parents!
That being said, you do give over some "decision making power" when you have someone else paying for the dress. I am in LOVE with my dress but of the 2 I was deciding between I also picked my moms Favourite! It was important to me that she was included and that she liked it!
Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:54 PM
I paid for my own dress and we're paying for the whole wedding ourselves. I also paid for my parents' travel expenses since they are retired and on a fixed income.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:55 PM
I have two dresses....one long mermaid style and another one short and cute for the reception and my parents are paying for both! BUT my fiancee and I are paying for the wedding ourselves...
Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:49 PM
I paid for my dress. I purchase more no of dresses to my wedding ceremony. All dresses are I like very much, so I paid and bought it. Now I planned to wear my wedding reception time and other brides parties.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:51 PM
I paid for my dress. I purshase more no of dresses to my wedding ceremony. All dresses are I like very much, so I paid and bought it. Now I planned to wear my wedding reception time and other brides parties.
Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:25 AM
My parents are paying for my dress and most of the wedding in Mexico.. My FMIL and my parents are then spliting the AHR xxx
Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:07 AM
MY FI and I are paying for everything ourselves. Both of our parents were planning on contributing to our at home wedding, but when we decided on a destination we also decided we were doing it on our own. Now don't get me wrong, when I went to put the deposit down on my dress (which was $600) my mom had her credit card out and really wanted to pay for it.... I just explained to her that FI and I had decided we were going to pay for everything ourselves and although I appreciate the gesture, we wanted to do this our way.... took quite a bit of convincing, and now she's claiming to add the sum to our wedding present... very sweet but unnecessary lol
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