201723

Bride asks bridesmaids to “pitch in” for £7,000 Marchesa wedding dress

“My bride-to-be mate just crossed a fundamental friendship line.”

201723

We all know a bridezilla horror story or two, but we have to say this one takes the cake. 

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An unhappy bridesmaid wrote to Mamma Mia to share her shock at being asked by the bride to “pitch in” for her $10,500 Marchesa wedding dress – on top of paying for their own $550 dresses – as she’d gone over budget.

She wrote, “Caroline had finally found a stunning satin Marchesa wedding dress that she looked perfect in. The only problem was it cost twice her dress budget – $10,500. After many ‘dooo itttt, you should totally splurge, you only get married once’ reassurances for her many bridesmaids, she decided to purchase it.

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“That night, my inbox pinged again with another of the group emails from Caroline that I’d started to dread. The subject line was ‘Bridesmaid dress contribution’ and it made me break out into a cold sweat.

“The latest bridal update was a long email outlining how she and Jase were hugely over their bridal budget now that she’d splurged on the dress. That it was ‘totally fine if you can’t’ but she would really love if we could “pitch in” around $150 each towards her ‘dream dress’. That it’d mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she’d be wearing something we’d all had a part in.

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“Yes, she was essentially asking her bridal party to chip in for her dress. As well as our own outfits, accommodation, the hen’s party, bridal shower and the three spa days she wanted us to plan prior to the wedding. My bank account was already taking a battering from the wedding and now this?”

The bridesmaid concluded off by saying she was thinking of “bailing” on the wedding, and friendship.

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Thoughts?