Post # 1
I just got the call that my dress is in… VERY excited *does happy dance* so I am bringing my bridesmaids to my appointment so that they can see my dress for the first time (didn’t take them with when I bought it) and also so that we can start looking at bridesmaids dresses. Since I only have 3 girls, I want all their input on what they are going to wear. My condundrum is I know that they are not all on the same page budget wise and I am having some difficulty figuring out how to ask them what their idea of dress budget is while be tactful and unintrusive.
Your help is greatly appreciated
Post # 3
thats tough… for me all my girls had no issues with budget we didnt discusses it but they all had said in there own ways whatever you want we will get our dresses were not too bad i think around 150… I paid for one dress for my god daugter because she is 13 and her parents dont have that kind of money right now…
but just talk to your girls eiter as a group or one on one (depending on the realtionship) before you go in so you can tell the people at the shop a price point. its an akward conversation but needs to happen…
just look for a rough price range the shop has and mention it to the girls say hey the dresses here are between 100-175 is there a price point that we feel comfortable staying in… and see where the conversation goes…
Post # 4
I am going to be a bridesmaid in two weddings next year, and my friends just flat out asked everyone what their maximum budget for a dress would be. We also discussed the average costs of bridesmaids’ dresses at various stores, etc. to get a feel for what we should probably anticipate spending. I don’t know if money is something you and your bridesmaids feel comfortable talking about in a normal setting, but in this situation I think anyone would appreciate being asked their opinion (since it shows you care about them and their financial well being). If you wanted, you could maybe even call each of them and talk to them one-on-one to make things less awkward.
Post # 5
I would ask them all individually so they don’t feel pressure to agree to what another bridesmaid has said. You are all adults (I’m assuming) so just ask them. Let them know you want to find a dress within a budget they are confortable spending. I’m sure your girls will appreciate it.
Post # 6
I don’t believe in tap dancing around the subject, just be open, honest and genuine. Ask their price point and be okay with their answer. I don’t make a lot of money but I am paying the difference past $200 for 6 girl.! It’s my way of getting whatever dress I want, they like and budgets are good all around.
I’d rather cut down on my own spending to make sure I have them in the dress I love (and hopefully they like too). If I couldn’t budget myself like that I would never go past the marker they are comfortable with.
Post # 7
ask the one who has the most restrictive budget and talk to her privately and see what she can afford.