(Closed) Bridesmaids cost

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Sammy86:  I think its totally fine. I am going to be a bridesmaid (for the first time) next september and I plan on spending around $500 even though we have not started planning anything. Do any of your bridesmaids have money problems? that would be my only concern. If you have a bridesmaid that you know wont be able to afford it.

I think my BMs spent $250/person for my wedding.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t understand why the dresses need alterations? None of my girl’s dresses needed any. (Alfred Sung dresses).

I didn’t require hair or makeup and all of my girls prefered to do their own.

But no I don’t think those costs are too much.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sounds reasonable to me and much less expensive than my BMs will end up paying. 

Post # 6
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think its reasonable – assuming your girls do not have money problems.

Mine spent about 200 each, give or take. Only one needed alterations because of her height the dress needed to be hemmed.

 

Post # 7
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sounds reasonable to me. I spent about $500 in a wedding I was in last year

Post # 8
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185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Perfectly reasonable!  Those costs sound about average to me. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My girls’ dresses cost between $110-130, not sure on alterations, hair will run them about $50, and they can choose whatever shoes they’d like so it could be free or however much they decide to pay. I’m paying for their make-up though. All in all, they’ll spend about $250-300, which is about standard.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m ok with the dress. Alterations may not be necessary. Is the dress long? If yes, shoes really aren’t necessary but the price isn’t that bad. Honestly- I feel if you want the hair done for that cost, you should have said something before they accepted. (Disclaimer: I come from an area which was pretty hard by the repression. So I tend to be of the ‘cheap’ mindset) Altogether though, the price isn’t that bad. I was stretched pretty thin in the wedding I was in mostly because of the total for dress/hair/shower/bachelorette.

Post # 11
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Personally, I am from the school of thought that if you want their hair to be done – then the bride should pay for it, otherwise give them the choice to have their hair professionally done or allow them to do it themselves. 

On the other hand, if your girls are completely comfortable with the all in cost, then go for it! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sammy86:  The BMs decided they wanted to change the dress to a halter? This may be a little frank but I’m guessing you have a reason but why didn’t you guys just buy a halter dress? (out of curiosity)

If she was part of the “lets change the dress” camp, then I guess she made her bed…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Before my wedding I thought hemming the dresses to hit the same part of the leg was necessary. Unfortunately we just didn’t get around to it. In my wedding pictures, you don’t notice it one bit though. Just a thought!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Those costs sound average to me.

But maybe give your bridesmaids the option of choosing their own tailor/seamstress? I needed my dress taken in for my best friend’s wedding and took it to my local dry cleaner who did all of my family’s alterations. He took in the dress for about $40, where the bridal salon wanted to charge me over $100 for the same work.

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