Post # 1
So I finally found a bridesmaid dress I LOVE. but its $225. All of my girls seem “okay” with the price, but I have a suspicion that they are not taking into account the total amount of alterations and shoes. Should I given them one more chance to speak up before totally committing to the dress. Is $225 too much?Noir by Lazaro 3285
Post # 3
It seems to be an “average” bridesmaid dress price. If they are fine with it, then don’t stress 🙂
Post # 4
Can you afford to contribute some money toward the dresses? That’s what I would do to ease my own anxiety about it.
Post # 5
I’d be okay with it, but my budgets on these tend to be higher than what the average Bee thinks. I would mention to them the cost of alterations (that dress looks complicated to take in), or, if you can, tell them you will cover the cost of the alterations.
Post # 6
That’s how much mine were, so I ordered from netbride.com. They buy the dress from the company and deliver it directly to you, so they do the real dresses (not knock offs) for great prices. I got our dresses for $150, but the taxes and duty made it so I only saved $10. If you, live in America, it would be a great way to do it.
Also, $225 is relative to a lot of things— do they need to have a fancy hair style? Special makeup? Special jewelery? Are there other functions to pay for? I’d ask the girls and see what they say.
Post # 7
Have they tried that on yet? It looks lovely on the model but I have a feeling it’s not universally flattering. Once it’s on you may not even like it?
Post # 8
That dress is so cute! The price does seem high though, could you order it through a replica site or contribute to the cost?
Post # 9
Are you sure they are ok with wearing a butt ruffle?
Post # 10
I think $225 is way too much to expect another girl to pay for a dress she’ll wear once. Not cool to put that big a burden on your friends.
Post # 11
I would definitely mention alterations, hair and make-up so that they take it into account in their budget.
Let us know how it goes ! 🙂
Post # 12
You might want to talk to each of your BMs one-on-one to make sure they can all afford it. Two of my BMs aren’t in the best financial shape right now, since they’re in grad school, and although they want to participate in everything with the rest of the girls, I know they are sometimes a little reticent about voicing when things start to sound expensive… I talked to each of them one-on-one before we made the “executive decision” to go with the dresses we did, and I helped them find used dresses on eBay and chipped in for the price.
Post # 13
@fishbone: “I think $225 is way too much to expect another girl to pay for a dress she’ll wear once. Not cool to put that big a burden on your friends.”
I agree. I almost never spend that much on clothing for myself. I hate spending money on clothes. Such a waste. This is personal preference, not a budget problem.
Post # 14
@abbie017: I mentioned they will have to cover alterations too.
@takemyhand: I would cover jewelry. They can style their hair how they want. They all get their hair done regularly anyway. I was going to give them a color and let them choose their worn shoes too.
@Utopia4us: I tried it on, I’m a 12 and it looked great. Only one bridesmaid is bigger than me sz 16.
@ElbieKay: lol butT ruffle. They love it too. I was thinking it was flattering cause it covers all problem areas belly and butt.
@MsVoyageur: I think I will talk with them one on one once more. But I would totally do the same for them.
Will keep y’all posted!
Post # 15
I personally wouldnt pay it. =/
Post # 16
If they are okay with it, I wouldn’t stress about it. I personally would tell you it’s too much for me to pay.