(Closed) What’s the most you would pay for a bridesmaid’s dress?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

My sister once paid about $300…that to me is too much! I’m freaking out about the $200 I have to pay for a dress in May!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

it would depend on two factors:

1) how close i was to the bride

2) whether i would wear the dress again

I would spend more on someone I was closer to, and if I would wear the dress again, I could definitely justify paying more.  Not many dresses go above $400, so I guess that would be my ultimate ceiling.  Although I’ve never paid that much for a dress in my life! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I think I agree with Mrs. Bee.  It would depend on the bride and if I thought I’d wear the dress again.  I think if it were my sister or very best friend’s wedding, I’d spend a lot on something she really wanted, just to make sure she acheived her wedding vision.  Also, if I knew it was a dress I’d actually get some use out of, I’d try to look at it as an investment and be willing to spend a little more.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

yeah this all depends on if I would wear the dress again.  Although, most BM dresses, even the re-wearable ones, are not something i would spend lots of money on by choice.  I would say the most i’d spend is aroudn $200-$250.  I have dresses that cost more than that but those are gorgeous dresses that i picked out and wear all the time.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

$200.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I think that $200 would be my max.  Anything beyond that is a bit pricey for a bridesmaid’s dress.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

yea i think my best friends wedding the dress she wants for us is $350! ugh. thank goodness its after my wedding otherwise i’m pretty sure i wouldn’t be able to afford it….

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i was a BM about 2yrs ago and the dress alone cost $480 and it was lilac and halter and shiney with a sheer layer  and had sparkly bits attached to it and i hated it then and still hate it now.. but what can you do

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

$250 is my max, and for that price, I’d better be able to wear it again!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

$250 if it is a really nice designer dress that I could wear again. But I would prefer to stay at $150. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It depends.  If it is something I would wear again I would go up to $250… unless it was for my bff I would wear what she asked me to.  Wouldn’t ask questions.  $150 is reasonable.  My BM Dresses were $140.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think $200 would be my max, but I would be a little grumpier the closer to $200 that the bride got 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

$160 is my MAX! I would never ever buy a reg dress for more than $100 and BM dresses are nomally ugly anyway!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

$200, If I were that close to someone I would be willing to spend a bit more, but I would chime in at that point and try to bring the bride back to reality that it’s getting out of hand at that point.

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