Q: We're having a flower girl and a ring bearer in the wedding party. Who should pay for their outfits?

A: The parents of the little darlings traditionally foot the bill for the ensembles, unless you're feeling extra generous and want to offer to do the buying. So don't pick a little Vera Wang unless you know the parents can afford it. At the very least, offer dresses in two or three price ranges. And remember, you're responsible for providing the flower-girl basket and ring-bearer pillow—and if you're having the flower girl wear fresh flowers in her hair, they're on your tab, too.

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