Bride sparks feud after making her bridesmaids pay ‘crazy’ price for dress


A bride-to-be has been embroiled in a bitter feud with her bridesmaids over who should cover the cost of their dresses.

The woman — who’s due to get married in 2024 — said when she asked her loved ones to be in her wedding, she let them all know they would be responsible for paying for their own gowns.

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“They all completely understood and had no problem with it at the time,” she said.

However, her bridal party has since refused to fork out $250 on a dress they didn’t get to choose.

“I just sent them all the details for the dress that I would like them all to wear and they all say $250 for a bridesmaid dress is crazy and and that I should be paying for it, not them,” the bride said.

“My bridal party is not happy with me right now.”

According to Australia’s wedding directory Easy Weddings, as a general rule of thumb, a bridesmaid dress priced less than $200 is “considered reasonable”.

If it’s a dress between $200 to $500, the bride should discuss splitting the bill. If the bride has chosen a dress worth more than $500 then she should offer to pay for it.

A bride-to-be has been embroiled in a bitter feud with her bridesmaids over who should cover the cost of their dresses, file image. Credit: Tabitha Roth/Getty Images

“Any wedding I’ve ever been in, I’ve had to cover my hair, makeup, travel and dress costs,” the bride-to-be explained.

“So I’m not sure why they think I should suddenly be paying for it and not them.

“I didn’t realise a bridesmaid dress would cause so much drama.”

The anonymous bride-to-be shared her story with clothing retailer The Brodie Bride, which was then turned into a now-viral video with more than 2.1 million views.

Many were divided over her dilemma.

“I’ve been a bridesmaid three times and I’ve always paid for my dress,” one said.

Another agreed, saying: “And $250 seems reasonable as it was the only cost we were expected to pay, everything else was covered.”

One added: “I’ve been a bride and a bridesmaid. As a bride I support you because all my bridesmaids agreed on wearing the dress that I picked for them as it was a very specific shade of green but I looked for a affordable dress.

“Now, as a bridesmaid, you should be open to what the bride wants because at the end of the day it’s her day, the times I have been a bridesmaid I would wear whatever the bride wants and cover my expenses because it takes stress out of the bride.

“Also, if you really care about your friend (the bride) you will be more accommodating.”

However, not everyone was on the same page.

“That’s so awkward asking people to pay for their dress… If you want them in your bridal party you cover the cost,” one suggested.

Another said: “It’s wrong. If you want bridesmaids, you cover their dress, hair and makeup costs. It’s your wedding. You wanted me as a bridesmaid. Why would I pay to be in your wedding?”

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