(Closed) Cost of Bridesmaid Dress

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

$200 – That’s what I’ve always paid as a BM and that’s what my BMs are paying. We’re doing J Crew dresses. I haven’t had any complaints.

Post # 4
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

about 220 with tax, I think thats pretty average.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have paid $100 and $150 to be in two different weddings. My girls got off easy because my mom made them and we didn’t charge them.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I bought my girl’s dresses for them.  I paid $33 each (found them on the clearance rack at Macy’s).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re spoiled by the LA Fashion District, so I’ve never paid more than $60 or so for a BM dress.  My girls found theirs on Nordstrom.com on sale for $85. 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As a BM, I have paid $220 with tax for a dress, $160 with tax for a dress. Mine are costing my girls $120 with tax (lucky ducks) and for my FSIL’s wedding in December, I am paying $160 with tax. As a note, tax in my area is 10%, yeah highest I think anywhere, thank you Chicago.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My BM’s paid $40 for their dresses. I’ve paid $100 and less for the dress in the weddings I have been in. I couldn’t imagined paying or asking my maids to pay $200.

One of my maids who is getting married 8 months after me was so happy that I found a good quality bridesmaid dress for that amount.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine were $153 including tax, but they also have to pay for their alterations.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My girls spent $130 on the dresses for my wedding and for the two weddings I’ve been in I spent about $140 and $120.

I’d feel bad asking my girls to spend more than $150 on a dress for my wedding and would absolutely under no circumstances ask someone to spend more than $175.  There are tons and tons of really nice options in the under $150 range.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine will be 165.00.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

mine are paying around 180. found my flower girl dresses online for around 36 each though!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My girls’ dresses cost $165 before alterations.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

They were $140 with free shipping from JCrew on sale. I offered to let the BMs pick them and gave some guidelines, but no one suggested anything. I set a deadline for dress ideas so we’d have enough time to wait for a JCrew sale, with the JCrew dress as the backup. I was in charge of stalking the website and calling/emailing the girls when it went on sale. One of the BMs didn’t buy her dress during the 2 weeks it was on sale, so hers was about $200.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think the cost should depend on what the BM’s can realistically afford. I’m using Lula-Kate dresses and the style I picked is right around 345.00. I would never have chosen them if I knew the ladies couldn’t afford it. I was in a wedding where the dresses cost around 300.00 and while it wasn’t an issue for me I know she had 2 BM’s drop out b/c of cost.

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