(Closed) Bridesmaid dress help!

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2152 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Tradition usually dictates that they will pay for their own dresses. Trust me, as the planning goes along ever extra dollar will help you out towards your wedding, and if they have agreed to be a bridesmaid generally people understand that paying for a dress is a part of their responsibility. 

I don’t think that dress is too short. Somethin I would suggest is to tell the girls to get their dress from one place (like Alfred Angelo – they have a good selection), get a certain colour , certain fabric (I’d suggest satin for a winter wedding) and a certain length, but after that they can pick their own style. That way they all look uniform, but they choose the dress they like best on their body. It’s a win-win situation.  Though, the dresses will most likely be over 100, usually they are atround 150. 

Post # 4
125 posts
Blushing bee

1. I was a bridesmaid for a friend’s winter wedding a few years ago. We wore full length teal satin dresses. Afterwards, I took it to a tailor and for $10 they shortened it to just on the knee. it’s now one of my favourite party dreeses and people who attended the wedding don’t even recognise it as the bm dress.

2. I think a dress is the same length in the same fabric, it would be very kind of you to let your bms to pick out a style that will suit their figure. The last thing you want is a frumpy dumpy, sad looking bridesmaid in your wedding photos!


All the best for your wedding (and your marriage)!

Post # 5
4282 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My BM’s all have the exact same dress. But it was only $85!!! I went through Alfred Angelo, they actually pulled dresses under $100 and we picked from that. I know how expensive it can be being a Bridesmaid or Best Man, now that I am the bride I wanted to be aware of that. The dresses all came in early and are so wonderful!!!

Good luck!

Post # 6
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You don’t have to pay for them. I would show them a few options and let them choose. It’s actually what I did, and they chose the long one even though it’s outdoors. I bought them at ellaparkbridal.com and they got here earlier than expected, look great, could do custom colors, free shipping, and even gave them each a choice of a free gift! After they each gave me the checks for their dresses. You can find a lot of options online to coordinate or mix and match different styles that they like in coordinating colors. GL! Here’s mine and they looked great! (The short one is for the honorary bridesmaid/flower girl, she’s 12.)

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