Hi, I’m newly engaged and have set a date for August 2023 - i wanted to know people’s views on who pays for the bridesmaids dresses? I know it’s a tradition for the bride’s father to pay for the wedding but we’re not doing that. Would it be cheeky to ask my bridesmaids to pay for their dresses and we pay for their hair & makeup or vice-versa? X
Anything associated with weddings can be so ludicrously expensive I think everyone us trying to cut back where they can. First we looked at wed2b which r lovely dresses, my mum was willing to put £50 towards each (I have 4 bridesmaids and the dresses were £80 unaltered) so to pay a little bit I thought was acceptable. Now we have tried a multiway dress and the girls really like them and they're only £20ish each so I'm paying for them! Mums paying enough already, and I feel it is supposed to be a gift. But when the price is so high (along with everything else!) I'm sure the girls would understand helping out, especially if it's the sort of dress they can wear again. As for hair and make up we r all practicing from now and doing our own, keeping it fairly simple and watching lots of YouTube videos!
I've bought the dresses for mine. They're happy to do their own hair and makeup and supply accessories. You can pick dresses up quite reasonably. Mine were £75 each but I only have 2 bridesmaids so not too bad.
I think its entirely upto you if you want your bridesmaid to pay then best thing is to mention it and see what they say if not you could pay for them yourself but get ones that arent expensive to save on cost x💗
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One of my bridesmaids ordered one off amazon to test it out, as they all live quite far apart I thought at that price they could just order their own and I would reimburse them next time we get together.
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I think I’m looking at a different seller, but I just love that my bridesmaids can be comfortable and have the dresses the way they want. As we are beginning of March I think it’ll be quite cold, so hoping everyone happy with the longer sleeve design