Who Pay for Bridesmaid Dresses?

Who pays for bridesmaid dress etiquette, the bride or bridesmaid? Are you supposed to pay for bridesmaid dresses?

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In the US, Britain and Canada, it is tradition that bridesmaids are expected to pay for their own dresses, shoes and jewelry (if necessary) for the wedding day.

It seems unfair that bridesmaids have to pay for outfit for wedding-day, when you’re a bride with an already-stretched-thin budget, it makes complete sense; and brides will host an event to thank her girls, a SPA, a bridesmaid tea; they might also pay for bridesmaids’ hair and makeup, brides give thank you gifts too.

Anyway brides need to take bridesmaid’s finances into consideration when they choose bridesmaid dresses. What if a bridesmaid can’t afford the dress? Bride might offer to help for the thing for the wedding or should agree that you to step aside the wedding. Everyone has to be flexible.

It’s very important bride and bridesmaid discuss who will pay for the bridesmaid dresses, shoes and etc upfront, your budget and then start to find color and styles.


But every wedding different, so there is no absolute answer of this question, it all depends:

  1. If the price of bridesmaid dresses is higher like $400, the brides should not require bridesmaids to pay for the dress themselves. Brides should cover all or most of the cost, or choose a dress that’s reasonably priced, or consider letting you choose your own.
  2. If there is only specific color palette or length requirement bride gives, bridesmaids could choose their individual dress style at their price, even the dress can be wear again not just for the wedding party, and bridesmaids should foot the bill.
  3. If you served as a bridesmaid to one of your bridesmaids, do the same, just mimic her wedding etiquette.
  4. If the wedding is destination wedding, and brides pay for your lodging and airfare, bridesmaids should pay for the bridesmaid dresses and others. But if not, then brides should cover the cost of bridesmaids’ outfits for her wedding.

 


Should bridesmaids order their dresses for wedding online or should they try them before buying at local store?

It depends too. If your bridesmaids live nearby, have spare time to shopping with you together, then try on and buying at local store will be perfect, especially at Sales season.

If there is enough time before your wedding, and it is too hard to put your bridesmaids together, then choose and order online is wise option.

If you worry about color and size shopping online, order color sample first, choose site that offer free customize service.

We kissprom.co.uk is the one site that you can trust for your bridesmaid dresses online with free color and size custom made service.

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