(Closed) How much did you pay for your bridesmaid dress, on average?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How much did you pay for a BM dress you wore in someone's wedding, on average?
    under $50 plus alterations : (1 votes)
    2 %
    $50-$100 plus alterations : (6 votes)
    11 %
    $101- $150 plus alterations : (24 votes)
    42 %
    $151- $200 plus alterations : (14 votes)
    25 %
    $201- $250 plus alterations : (6 votes)
    11 %
    $250- $300 plus alterations : (6 votes)
    11 %
    $300- $$350 plus alterations : (0 votes)
    over $350 (wtf!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I’ve been a bridesmaid 5 times, I’ve never paid more than 100.00 per dress. I’ve never gotten alterations done.
    ETA: I’m in Oregon 😛 so I imagine there is a big difference in prices between NY and OR haha.


    Post # 4
    3969 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    One was around $140, one was $180. The first one didn’t need alterations because it was a top and bottom from david’s bridal I could buy in the size I need. The other was 180 plus 100 in alterations. It was a nightmare.

    ETA: For my wedding, they are $108 and no alterations needed – convertible dresses, long.

    Post # 5
    2612 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    All the BM dresses I’ve had to get were around $150, when you added in any required extras like a bolero, shoes, etc..I spent closer to $200. So far I’ve refused to get any alterations, as long as the dress fits me well enough and doesn’t fall down…LOL. It only needs to work for one night.


    Post # 6
    2832 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My girls paid 120 no alterations needed.

    Post # 7
    858 posts
    Busy bee

    In Alberta, Canada as soon as you put the word wedding on something, look forward too 100% mark up My bridemaids and i literally looked everywhere in the area and couldnt find anything under $200. And we didnt want to chance ordering online because a few of the girls have shape, and that is tough!!

    Post # 8
    8159 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    my BM dresses were $139, i gifted them $100 towards each dress.  they covered the balance and alterations if needed (1 girl didn’t).  i made sure they were dresses they would be happy to wear again.


    everyone was pleased.




    Post # 10
    8701 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    $190 for Bari Jay and it included alterations

    Post # 12
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve been in 5 weddings, and paid $100+ in all of them, and $200+ in at least two of them.  Mine were $90.  I’m a nice bride 🙂

    Post # 13
    1434 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Mine have all been around $100ish, usually no alterations needed.


    The one my BMs picked came to $150 – no alterations needed, and I paid for $25 of that each as part of their gift.  So they paid $125.


    Post # 14
    2072 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I bought my bridesmaids’ dresses at £99 each. 

    Post # 15
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    All the bridesmaid dresses I’ve had to buy were $50-100, but the bride and all the bridesmaids are typically college students on a broke college kid budget lol I think it’s a lot different when the brides/bridesmaids are older and should be able to contribute more, even though a $200 is still outragoues at any age to me. 

    Post # 16
    7656 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @lealorali:  I’ve been a BM twice. First time in 2006, and my dress was $150+some for alterations. I was a 17 year old jobless high schooler, so that sucked big time. It wasn’t a dress I could re-wear and now she’s divorced from that guy, so it ticks me off even more.

    My second time was last summer and I paid-ZERO! Yay for being a MOH 🙂 If I did have to pay for it, it would have been, I think, 50 bucks at the most from JC Penny and a dress I can re-wear again in the summer.


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