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Bridesmaids dresses - who pays?

Jessica, 10 October 2021 at 23:13 Posted on Wedding Attire 0 19
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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

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Latest activity by Louise, 11 October 2021 at 21:13
  • Louise
    Dedicated March 2022 Devon
    Louise ·
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    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!
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  • Hayley
    Dedicated September 2022 Norfolk
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    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.
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  • M
    Expert July 2023 Cheshire
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    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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    Curious August 2022 West Yorkshire
    Kim ·
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    This is what im doing i have 4 bridesmaid im paying for the dresses and there doing the hair and makeup x
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  • J
    Beginner August 2023 Northamptonshire
    Jessica ·
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    Thank you all for your advice and replies! I’ve got a rough idea on what to do and will speak to my bridesmaids x
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  • M
    Expert July 2023 Cheshire
    Michelle ·
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    I think it will work out well if ypu ate offering to pay for hair and makeup good luck x💗
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  • J
    Beginner August 2023 Northamptonshire
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    Thank you! Where did you get the bridesmaids dresses from please? I’m looking all over 🤦🏻‍♀️ X
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  • M
    Expert July 2023 Cheshire
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    I have only one bridesmaid my daughter who is 18 she is wearing her prom dress from when she was 16 we got it from hebeos x💗
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  • M
    Expert July 2023 Cheshire
    Michelle ·
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    They do need to have accurate measurements i did give them my daughters but it still needed to be altered a bit more x💗
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  • Leigh-Anne
    Beginner August 2022 Lancashire
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    Heyy, where did you get your multi way bridesmaid dresses from? X
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  • Hayley
    Dedicated September 2022 Norfolk
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    I got them on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JacquelineLouisexoxo
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  • Louise
    Dedicated March 2022 Devon
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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.



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B072R2DDLN?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title


    This is the link to the one she ordered
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  • Abigail
    Savvy March 2023 Northumberland
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    I am obsessed with these dresses! I’ve ordered some colour samples! I think they’re just perfect!
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  • Hayley
    Dedicated September 2022 Norfolk
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    They are really lovely. Great quality. We've gone for the tulle ones.
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  • Abigail
    Savvy March 2023 Northumberland
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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
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  • Hayley
    Dedicated September 2022 Norfolk
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    Ah sorry, my mistake. Sounds like a good idea and I'm sure they'll be happy. I tried to involve mine in choosing too 🙂
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  • Leigh-Anne
    Beginner August 2022 Lancashire
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    Ahh amazing, thanks so much!! Xx
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  • Abigail
    Savvy March 2023 Northumberland
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    Oh no don’t apologise! I’m going to look at your seller, as they look outstanding also! Thank you
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  • Hayley
    Dedicated September 2022 Norfolk
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    Enjoy it all 😊
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