Who traditionally pays for the bridesmaids dresses?

Marine green bridesmaids dresses
Not sure who is supposed to pay for the bridesmaids dresses? This is always a question which floats around in the wedding world, and no one really knows who is supposed to pay for the bridesmaids dresses.
In the UK the tradition varies but its mainly the bride that pays for the bridesmaids dresses.  Of course this isn't a fixed rule, and it's not rude to ask your girls if they are able to pay for their own dresses (around 25% of brides in the UK do this so you wouldn't be alone if budget is looking tight!)
What does the bride pay for her bridesmaids? If the bride isn't paying for the bridesmaids dress, usually she would offer to buy the accessories such as shoes and jewellery. The bride may also ask her family for help paying for the bridesmaids dresses.
Our second favourite word in the world of weddings after bridesmaids of course. Budgeting can really help you decide whether you can buy your bridesmaids dresses or if you need to ask your bridesmaids to buy their own. Luckily, Rewritten have lots of affordable styles and cheap bridesmaids dresses that can be worn again and again after the wedding, to really get the most for your money.
Here are our top 3 affordable bridesmaids dresses in our collection:

The Ibiza - £135

The Ibiza is the lowest price dress in the collection. The camisole style dress has adjustable straps, a cinched in waist and a full skirt which looks great on the dance floor. A girl gang in different tones of the Ibiza is a great look, or mix the Ibiza with other styles too.
A group of girls standing in the foyer of the Town Hall Hotel in a regimented formation, all in a mix of red, coral and orange bridesmaids dresses, some holding bouquets of flowers.

The Brooklyn - £150

The Brooklyn dress is the ultimate slip dress which comes in both satin and crepe fabrics. Designed to be worn again after the wedding, this style is great for a night out, a holiday or even as a wedding guest!

Five girls in a dark room with the sun shining through the window on them, all sitting down at different levels on a chair and sofa in different shades of green satin bridesmaids dresses. One style is a wrap midi length and the other styles are strappy slip with a v neck and waist sash.

The Vienna - £150

The Vienna style is great if you are looking for something which is a bit more covered. This contemporary floor length a-line dress features a round neck, racer back and waist tie. Did you know the Vienna dress also comes in children's sizes?
Four girls standing in the council chamber at Town Hall Hotel, all in dusky blue bridesmaids dresses holding bouquets of flowers.
Looking for plus size bridesmaids dresses? Our wrap Florence dress and cold shoulder Mykonos bridesmaids dresses are both affordable and go up to a size UK26. 
Got room in your budget? Take a look at our other styles priced up to £225.

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