(Closed) How much are/were your bridesmaid’s dresses?

posted 14 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My girls dresses were custom made from 1koo.com for about $100 each including shipping. They picked whatever chiffon dress they wanted from wherever they wanted, and I had them all made in aqua / tiffany blue chiffon.

I am paying for their hair, makeup, manicures and pedicures, shoes and jewelry, but I’m only paying for so much because it’s a destination wedding and they are all paying their own way to the Bahamas.

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

jcrew juliet $180 + tax… free shipping when ordered from a store

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My girls spent 160 for their Jasmine chiffon dresses and they are paying for their hair/makeup//nails… none of which I’m asking them to do (I’m pretty laid back about it) only if they would like to, like if one of them wanted to blow dry their own hair, do their own make up and only got their nails done or whatever they prefer! 

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I am in two weddings this year.  Dress cost of the dresses were – $190 & $300.  I have to pay for hair & nails for both. 

Post # 21
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Newbee

My bridesmaids got their dresses on sale at David’s Bridal for $50 (including shipping)!  I really didn’t want them to spend more than a hundred on their dress. 🙂 

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2021

Hey! My bridesmaids dresses were normally 39.99 each from Target’s online wedding collection- (if you want to look them up: http://www.target.com/Isaac-Mizrahi-Target-Embroidered-Dress/dp/B000U218SQ/ref=sc_ri_3/602-1933887-1347813)

They were actually on sale for 29.99 when I bought them-(which is why I ended up picking up the bill for the bridesmaid dresses… much easier that way!).

They’re actually really great dresses and go with my "lace" them very well (I have a lace overlay dress as well).

 They’re definitely not silk dresses, but they’re awesome for bridesmaid dresses and they can wear them again. 

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I have three bridesmaids, each of them purchased a Meadow Green dress from Ann Toaylor for $28! (two Audrey and one Averie) Can you believe it!?!?  I am in desperate search for a Chocolate Brown Ann Taylor (for my 14 year old cousin that will have the lovely task of taking a poloroid camera to everyone for their guest book photo), and each of the bridesmaids may purchase the Chocolate brown shoes of their choice.  My sister, who is also the maid of honor, will be doing my hair and make up.  I feel better about a less made up look for everyone. I will be purchasing a mani and pedi for all three of them :0)

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

target dresses, also by isaac mizrahi like sltroester, but we missed the sale on ours… they were $30 but we paid $50, the regular price. (ours is the taffeta couture dress in chesterfield navy.)

as far as hair and makeup, one of my best friends is doing my hair, we’re all doing our own makeup, and the BMs decided they wanted to pay to get theirs done. 

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2021

I’m in a similar situation as varies from $200-$300 depending on the simplicity of the gown… <div class=”eachcomment”><div id=”post-40592″><span class=”postby”>The dresses are being cusom made and will cost me about $85 each when all is said and done,  I am paying for the dresses.  I let them choose their own shoes, but they want to match amonst themselves so they are still picking shoes to purchase themselves <div class=”eachcomment”><div id=”post-40594″ class=”alt”>

I am also paying for their hair, makeup, (maybe just 1/2 b/c it’s so much), and maybe jewelry or a shawl as a gift, but I’m only paying because it’s a destination wedding and they are all paying their own way to Hawaii.

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Hi, I let my girls pick any tea length, black jersey dress they wanted.  Funny enough, they all ended up buying from Nordstrom.com and all the dresses were right around $100.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

My BMs paid $200 each but the dresses were actually $270 so I supplemented the difference (they don’t know this-shhh).  I let them vote on dresses without seeing prices, but I just felt like $200 was more than enough.  The dresses are long so they can wear any shoe  they want.  I am paying for hair and makeup (having someone come on site – not cheap!) and of course giving gifts.  They are paying for their lodging.  I honestly feel like I should pay for everything but I know I can’t and its expected for them to incur some costs – but it still feels weird having them spend money on my wedding! 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Janna19,

I feel the same way. I initially wanted to pay for the dresses but with 5 bridesmaids even if I kept it cheap it would be around $500 and then we would have to cover the tuxes as well bringing it over $1,000. This just wasn’t in our budget. So instead I picked the cheapest (and still nicest) dresses I could find which were not "bridesmaidy" an wearable again, and then insisted that we do our hair/nails/makeup together instead of spending more money.

I bought them all nice (atleast I think they’re nice) gifts, so I’m hoping this will make up for having to spend $70 on a dress.

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Our bridesmaid dresses are $135/each.

 I haven’t yet decided if I should pay for hair/makeup (although I don’t think we’re having makeup, other than mine, professional done). I’m going to wait and see if my budget allows for it by the time the event rolls around, because I would love to pay for it if I can.

Post # 30
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Wannabee

My girls dresses were $300.. they paid for them

 They are also paying for their own hair/makeup but I am not requiring that they get it professionally done (they are all beautiful anyways!)

 BUT

I am giving them each gifts worth $100-150 (I have 5 BM).  I also paid for their shoes to be dyed (apparently this is a new trend, for brieds to pay for dye jobs)

I thought it would be nicer for them to have gifts instead of me just paying for their hair/makeup/shoes : )

 

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

I’ve been a bridesmaid three times: two dresses were $100 and the other was around $180.

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