(Closed) Too much $$

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It seems to be an “average” bridesmaid dress price. If they are fine with it, then don’t stress 🙂

Post # 4
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587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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12569 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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1964 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
Hostess
7568 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you sure they are ok with wearing a butt ruffle?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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 # 15
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8491 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I personally wouldnt pay it. =/

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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.

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