Is it ok to let the wedding party pay for their own dresses and tux?

if so why? please explain

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14 Responses to “Is it ok to let the wedding party pay for their own dresses and tux?”

  1. Designer~Wife said:

    That’s the way it’s usually done. It’s part of the commitment you make when agreeing to be in the wedding.

  2. Messykatt said:

    It’s ok simply because this is both tradition and expectation. In other words, in the vast majority of situations, it’s expected that the attendants pay these costs, and attendants should not accept the offer if they feel they can’t.

  3. Blunt said:

    That is how is done. because that’s the way it is.

  4. shelby said:

    Unless you have a lot of money, the bridesmaids and the groomsmen pay for their stuff =]. I’m probably going to buy my maid of honor her dress as part of her moh gift, but that’s just me lol =]

    Hope this helped

  5. Avis B said:

    In the US, unless otherwise stated by the Bride and Groom or their parents, the wedding party are responsible for their own wedding attire, travel expenses, and lodging expenses.

    A thoughtful and considerate Bride and Groom should give the wedding party members a clear indication of what type of wedding attire will be worn (ultra formal, formal, semi formal or casual) and the expected costs.

    Answered by: A Certified wedding specialist / A Professional bridal consultant / A Wedding ceremony officiant

  6. Emily said:

    yep, they get to keep the dresses! If you want you could make your wedding party thank you gifts something like paying for alterations. or buying them shoes to go with the outfit.

  7. Garnet Glitter said:

    In the USA they usually do….

  8. Sweetie<3 said:

    Yes, this is what I have experienced in every wedding I’ve been to. That is in the USA if you live here. Probably Canada, too.

  9. nnaming2000 said:

    Yes, but as the gifts to the wedding party (mostly women), you could pay for the alterations, hair/make-up and accessories.

    For men, I assume it is rented tux? If so, try to get a “packaged deal” where the cost won’t be as high per person.

  10. kc-lee said:

    Traditionally the bridesmaids and groomsmen are expected to pay for their own attire. It is not your responsibility to pay for that unless you have already agreed to it previously.

  11. 11/25/04 said:

    Thats how it is done.Unless you want to buy them as a gift for them being in the party.

  12. J said:

    It is definitely ok. That is usually what is expected when you ask someone to be in the wedding. However, if they really can’t afford the dress/tux and you really want them to be in the wedding, of course you can help them out.

  13. Baby Gonzalez said:

    The wedding party traditionally pays for their own gowns/tux. It is their contribution to your life together, and by you asking them to participate means that they are now and forever will be a special part of you and your spouses martial life šŸ™‚

  14. CC said:

    I wouldn’t pay for everyone else’s dress. I’d ask them to get their own. The reception (food and fun) is what I plan on paying for.


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