- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2019
I am the Maid/Matron of Honor for my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding. I am having a MAJOR issue with the bride. Her wedding is in 8 months away and she’s pressuring me to buy a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that I believe is out of my budget. She doesn’t earn an income and is relying on her parent’s to pay for her wedding (the wedding will be on a lower budget than most). I helped find a style and color for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but she’s picking ones that are $136-$180. Meanwhile, the wedding will be under $5000, and her wedding dress will be around $200. I told her in the beginning that I would prefer to have my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress be under $70 (as I am sure I can find a dress and I am a poor college student). She has a SUPER small Bridal party, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man including myself. I have found dresses in the past that are of amazing quality for under $50. She wants me to buy a pricy dress, and if so have my boyfriend help pay with my dress… Both my boyfriend and I believe that is unfair (he too is a poor college student); (she’s choosing she should help pay if she really wants it). We have time to find the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and the only reason she wants us to get the $$$ is because she trusts the instore quality of a bridal store. I call BS. I really feel like walking out on this wedding because it’s become just chaotic and WAY too demanding.
I need advice on what to do, or if anyone has ideas of where I can get a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress (or a set of 2) that would each cost under $60 that is reliable.
I think finding dresses in bridal stores are not the only options…