(Closed) Chose Bridesmaid Dress – Worried about one bridesmaid's / price… Advice?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I haven’t gotten this far in my planning, but I think you should just send her a private message and say “Hey X, I realized we hadn’t had a chance to sit down and talk about the bridesmaid dress budget…does this amount work for you?” Depending on her response, you can offer to pay for a portion of it. I wouldn’t offer that to the others, especially if it’s all in their price range (which it sounds like it is). 

Post # 4
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2271 posts
Buzzing bee

kellybee33:  

Too be honest anything under $200 is pretty great for a bridesmaids dress the prices have gotten ridiculous lately. I work in a boutique and all our new stuff is like $250-$300 and I just had a bride state she picked out $350 dresses from JCrew. So I think if you approach it that way and let her know you wanted to keep it under $200 she will probably understand. 

Post # 5
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924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

kellybee33:  Why don’t you call her on the phone instead of texting or private messaging or FB posts? Ask her if she likes the dress and is cool with the price. 

Post # 6
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1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

kellybee33:  Send her a PM and ask what she’s comfortable with, then offer the pay the difference. Keep it between you two though.

What I did, is I found a dress I liked and before I showed them, I PM’d them individually asked what price range they were comfortable with. Once I got the “ok” from everyone on their price range, I showed them the dress, got the “ok” on that and ordered them.

Post # 10
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

kellybee33:  I had a similar concern about Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I finally decided on something yesterday, and they’re $265 – yikes! My mom is paying for my younger sister’s and my older sister said she is fine with the price. For my other two BMs (FSIL and best friend from college), I told them that they can pay whatever they feel comfortable with and I’ll cover the rest. My friend already told me the price is fine (which I had previously discussed with her), and I have yet to hear back from Future Sister-In-Law, but I am totally fine with covering all of it, if need be. Maybe you could privately call/email her and let her know that whatever she’s comfortable paying is fine, and you’ll take care of the rest?

Post # 11
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5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

kellybee33:  I paid for one of my bridesmaids dresses completely. I did not tell any of the other BMs that I did this. Her dress was only $79 though, so it wasnt too much of a cost.

That said – you arent required to pay this. She agreed to being a Bridesmaid or Best Man knowing that there were costs involved. While yes, you should have asked her her budget, I think its reasonable (at least in my area) to pay up to $200. 

I would just text her and say, “Hey, did you see the dress picutre?” if you don’t hear back from her soon. 

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