Post # 32
My girls dresses are $120 which they paid for. I did pay for one of the girls dresses b/c she couldn’t afford it. They can pick out their own shoes. They are also paying for their hair and makeup, if they chose to get it done. I am not forcing them, but I do have a salon booked. For a gift we are getting hotel rooms for the entire wedding party for the night of the wedding & have a driver for the night to get them to the hotel, as well as some jewerly for the girls.
Post # 33
$50 each and I’m picking up the tab. (One Bridesmaid or Best Man told me she didn’t like the dress. Hey if they don’t like them I don’t want them paying for them.) Hair is provided by a friend, and we’ll all do our own makeup.
Post # 34
$300 each and i’m picking up the tab. also paying for hair + makeup. the bridesmaids will bring their own shoes (new or existing, i didn’t care) and pay for alterations ($75).
Post # 35
Ann Taylor celebrations in meadow green-their style choice-and several even got them off Ebay for super cheap. I hope they like them enough to wear them again but if not? I paid so I’m not going to lose any sleep over it.
Just ordered a bridesmaid dress for a friend’s wedding in July-$165 from J Crew, two styles to choose from, Wild Peony.
A dress by Laundry was $200 for a wedding in November 2002.
Post # 36
i got my bridesmaids at a very reasonable price.
i went thru a small nyc boutique who carried the Mori Lee line. i got my 3 bridesmaids their dresses for 125 each!
if anyone wants the name and info of boutique, please email me at [email protected]
Post # 37
320 per, I have 8 bridesmaids. I’m buying the dresses. They’re silk (actual silk not the God awful mass market ann taylor type of "silk") so they’re pricey but worth it to me. i’m also paying for hair, makeup, jewelry and shoes, I think its tacky to ask a friend to pay-they’re doing me a favor! :;
Post # 38
I have the "God awful mass market Ann Taylor type of silk" dresses mentioned above and I think they’re lovely.
I think a lot of factors go into deciding who will pay for the dresses. I was initially going to pay for them until my Maid/Matron of Honor told me that she would not let me pay – and that I would have to pay for mine in her wedding! So I actually have the reverse problem – my BMs wanted to pay for their dresses!!
We’re also not working with an unlimited budget because we think its more important to put money into the house that we own instead of throwing an over the top wedding. What matters to us is that we’re getting married and our close friends and family will be there, not that we will have a parade of bridesmaids and a maxed out budget.
Post # 39
I bought my BMs dresses from Target, Isaac Mizrahi only $50!!!
Post # 40
My bridesmaids bought their dresses at cocomyles.com. I designed the dress and picked the colors and sash type and it was delivered to them within 4 weeks or so. They only cost $138 and they look so good!
Post # 41
We got our at White House Black Market. They were originally around $150, but we were able to catch a sale and get them for around $70. I’m paying for the dresses and hair and providing jewelry. There’s a chance I’ll also be picking up the tab for their makeup and shoes (decision hasn’t been made on the type- they may be able to wear some they already have). As someone else already said- they’re doing me a favor so I’m happy to do it!
Post # 42
I chose the color and fabric from David’s Bridal and my BM’s each chose their own dress; the only rules were no strapless and they all had to be different. I think they spent between $80 – $120 each. I asked them to wear silver open toes shoes or sandals — most wore shoes they already owned, but one bought hers at target for $20.00. I paid for their purses and jewelry. I think they turned out beautiful!
Post # 43
Mine were just under $130 each. They are probably paying for their shoes, and I think I will be paying for hair, but not make up (I think they can do their own).
Post # 44
Mine were $95 each, on sale at Nordstrom. I bought the dresses and I’m going to take care of hair/makeup, but they’re paying for hotel rooms, any alterations they might need, and shoes.
Post # 45
Mine are going to be about $145 after the 20 discount for getting my dress at the same shop, and tax. They are getting their own silver shoes to go with. i’m having their jewlery made for them as a gift and I haven’t decided on what else I’m gifting them with just yet.
Post # 46
Our ‘dresses’ were actually cashmere sweaters with a long ball skirt. We purchased the sweaters as their gift from Garnet Hill for $98 each. The skirts were $70 each at David’s Bridal.
I paid for their hair and makeup. I felt like since I got married at the age of 32, and was basically making them pay for rooms in Newport, RI in the height of the season, it was the least I could do.