Hi! I have a delicate situation on my hands. I'm a bride, and my bridesmaids got their dresses from Alfred Angelo. 3 of the 4 BMs received their dresses. one BM waited a LONG TIME before putting in her order, and now is obviously affected by the Alfred Angelo bankruptcy. It is likely that she will NOT receive her BM gown. she has filed a money claim, but we don't know how long that will take. But if the claim goes through--she'll receive a refund (either from her credit card, or through Alfred Angelo, although that's less likely).
In order to keep her in the party, we all (together) came up with the plan that the MOH (who has her Alfred Angelo gown) would "give" her gown to the BM in question, since they are similar size. THEN we would have to get MOH a new dress (probably from David's Bridal, whatever).
The question now becomes this--MOH is now paying double, she'll essentially have had paid for two dresses! BM in question doesn't have a dress. Should she offer to pay the MOH for the MOH's Alfred Angelo dress? Should I, the bride, pay for the MOH's new dress? Should the BM in question back out of the wedding if she doesn't want to pay/can't afford it?
We are all friends, and I want to keep the peace! But in some way, someone is getting shafted regarding money. I've already bought their jewelry and I'm paying for hair and makeup. Do I suck it up, buttercup and offer to pay? Or should BM in question offer to pay? I personally think it's not fair that MOH has to pay for two dresses, one of which is going to BM.
What should we do?