Post # 1
I’m asking because I don’t want to be soft and agree changing my scheme or going a a crazy discount search if what I’m asking is not too much. I know that many people have much higher priced dresses they expect their BMs to purchase, but for the average person is this more than one should expect to pay? Each dress is $205, with alterations varying $10-50. So everyones out the door $250 ish max. thoughts please?
Post # 3
all depends on each individual…that would be about $100 more than what I would be willing to pay
Post # 4
Depending on the dress, I would be annoyed with $250. So you hasn’t asked them their budget yet? Your best bet is probably to ask each their budget then cover what they can’t afford. If they all say $250 or higher, then you’re good but if not, don’t be bitter over it or try to make them spend their money on something they can’t afford.
Post # 5
I would have been shocked/possibly considering dropping out of your wedding if I was asked to pay $250 for a dress I would only wear once!
Post # 6
I wouldn’t ask my girls to pay more than $150 including any needed alterations.
Don’t forget that they will have additional expenses, some of which could be shoes, jewelry, makeup, hair, bridal showers, bachelorette, travel and possibly hotel
There are many dresses available at that price point- just watch for sales, try brick and mortar stores etc.
Post # 7
That doesn’t sound bad.
But you’re not factoring in shoes, accessories, bag, nails, hair and makeup etc.
So it might be out of the question for your casual bridesmaid.
Post # 8
$250 is a lot for a dress. Especially for a dress they are never going to wear again. So I would ask them what they are comfortable spending and if it is less than the dress you want, find a different one or be willing to pay the difference.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
That’s pretty normal in my experience.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t pay $250, drop it to $100 or less.
Post # 12
Sorry I would drop out of a wedding if asked to purchase a dress that was 250 before alterations…
Post # 13
thanks bees, I really had no idea that was considered expensive, now I do!
Post # 14
That was around the price of my BM dresses, (258), but I gave them 100 bucks on it, and I bought their jewelry. I thought the dress was pricey, but they both loved it and didn’t feel the need to find a cheaper one. I got very lucky with my MOH’s 🙂 I would say find a cheaper dress, or give them some money towards it.
Post # 16
That’s quite a bit of money for just the dress. Did you not consider their budgets when looking? Are there similar dresses for less? Can you get them made? My girl usually charges $125 – $150 for copying dresses including shoes and head piece. I wound up paying for my daughter’s girl’s dresses because 2 of them were still in college and they had already done so much pre-wedding stuff for her, but I found them on sale at Macy’s for $80.