(Closed) Average Cost of BM Dress? / Unhappy sister…

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How much did your BM dresses cost?
    $50-$100 : (11 votes)
    21 %
    $100-$150 : (20 votes)
    38 %
    $150-$200 : (14 votes)
    26 %
    $200-$250 : (6 votes)
    11 %
    $250 and above (YIKES!) : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Seems like a fair price to me

    Post # 4
    23 posts
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Your poll doesn’t have a choice for dresses over $250…

    Post # 5
    986 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I haven’t picked my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but I expect they will be in the $200-300 range. 


    Post # 6
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Mine cost $265.  A friend of mine that I am standing up in this fall has dresses that cost $175.  As soon as you put wedding on anything the price shoots up.

    Stick with your original pick.  Sit your sis down and have a chat with her.  Including that if she has a beef please bring it to you directly and not everyone else.  Just talk about the cost of being involved in the wedding and if she really wants to be a part, her daughter too.  Yeah $175 is a lot for a dress I will NEVER wear again but at least my friend will be happy.

    Post # 7
    3254 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We just happened to get a great deal because the J. Crew dresses we ordered were on clearance for $50; otherwise they would have been $150. i don’t think $180 is over-the-top. Unfortunately weddings are rather expensive…

    Is the issue that she can’t afford the dress or just doesn’t want to pay that much? If she really can’t afford it, you may want to help her… it sounds to me like she hates to see you happy because she’s not, as unfair to you as it may be. 

    Post # 9
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I don’t know about Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but I just wanted to tell you I’m sorry your sister is being like that. Personally she comes off like she is jealous. I hope she comes around and starts being more supportive 🙂

    Post # 10
    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I picked $150-$200, but I let my girls pick their own style (Just limited them to designer, fabric, color, and length) and they all picked dresses that were closer to $200. 

    Post # 12
    1058 posts
    Bumble bee

    My bridesmaids dresses cost $175 and they were made to order.

    Post # 13
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @StuporDuck:  I bought two dresses for my Maid/Matron of Honor to try.  One from a consignment shop a whish dress for $30.  And one from Davids Bridal for $140.

    She chose the Davids Bridal even though it cost her more, she thought it looked better.  We are currently searching for a flowergirl dress under consignment for her daughter.

    The last wedding I went to, the dresses were over $200.  So.. i really don’t think your prices are out of hand.  I think sis is just being sis.

    Post # 14
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I have told my bridesmaids in advance that the cost will likely be around $200. I haven’t chosen a dress yet but I don’t want to break their budgets so to speak on a dress they will wear once so I will try to keep it at that or below.

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