(Closed) Is $150 a reasonable price for a BM dress?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

$150 is a reasonable price, for sure.  

Are the 2 BM’s friends?  Maybe they can work it out and agree on one dress?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yes. It is reasonable.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

It’s absolutely reasonable. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think $150 is reasonable, but I do understand BM2 being annoyed to spend that kind of money on a dress she apparently doesn’t like much (or, does she just want to spend less?). 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never spent less than $150ish on a bridesmaid dress. I let my girls pick their own dresses (with some basic guidelines) and they were all over $150. I really don’t think that’s an unreasonable price. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sadly yes. I wouldn’t spend more than that, but $150 is about the going rate.

I found my BM’s dresses online slightly cheaper ($120) so I thought that was nicer.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you have a picture maybe people can help finding something similar for the same price or offer some custom options that can save you from forking out 100$ atleast. 150$ however is reasonable but if you said a certain color that should not be a bridesmaids choice to change it and run everyone over there budget.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well the question is did you ask her about her budget before you started looking at dresses?  Personally, I think $150 is reasonable for a dress, but that doens’t mean it fits in her budget.  If it’s in her budget and she just like the style, then you are within your bridal rights to put your foot down and say that it’s the dress.  If not then I recommend you either split the difference, find a new dress, or just let her pick out her own and ask that it be similar to BM #1’s dress (same color, fabric, neckline, length, etc.).

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Totally reasonable. Especially with the fact that you are helping her with it. How many people truly LOVE a bridesmaids dress they’ve had to buy? She should just be polite and suck it up (we’ve all had to at some point lol)

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve never spent less than 150 on a bridesmaids dress so I think that’s reasonable.  

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper

That’s pretty much my perfect price for a dress. I’d pay more if needed, but that’s my ideal. 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think she’s being unreasonable.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

That’s a pretty good average. Nobody wants to spend any money on a dress they won’t wear again, but that’s part of the joy of being a bridesmaid.

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