(Closed) bridesmaids reaction to price question

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

all depends on each individual…that would be about $100 more than what I would be willing to pay

Post # 4
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

$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
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

That’s pretty normal in my experience.

Post # 11
3587 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldn’t pay $250, drop it to $100 or less.

Post # 12
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry I would drop out of a wedding if asked to purchase a dress that was 250 before alterations…

Post # 14
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That was around the price of my Bridesmaid or Best Man 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
151 posts
Blushing bee

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.

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