(Closed) How much did your bridesmaids dresses cost?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 61
1789 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My girls’ dresses were $135 CAD plus alterations. Their shoes were $55. So their outfits cost them over $200. I would have felt poorly asking them to pay more. They also covered their own hair and make-up, bachelorette party costs, shower costs, etc. I bought their jewelry, lip gloss, and little sparkly clutches to carry their personal items in during the wedding day.

I think you need to talk to your girls and involve them in the dress-picking process. They will know how much they can afford. They might be fine with $200 plus alterations and whatever else they will have to pay for. There are many gorgeous dresses around the $100 mark. You don’t need to break the bank on bridesmaids dresses.

Post # 62
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

go to davids bridal hun if your looking to for your bridesmaids dresses to save money and so you wont have to feel bad about them spend too much. 

Post # 63
427 posts
Helper bee

Hello 🙂 I know youve gotten a lot of responses!  Here is my two cents… I am going to be a bridemaid in September… The bride started off with wanting us to buy $300 dresses, we were okay with this because they were head to toe sequins, very well constructed, and name brand.  I even googled the dress and people were re-selling them online left and right… SO if its going to be expensive I think it should have:

1.  Good re-sale value 

2.  High chances of being able to re-sell it

3.  Well contructed/ good quality

4.  Something I would wear again to a formal event

The bride just now told us she changed her mind and wants us to buy plain grey floor length dresses (crepe material) from davids bridal, no sequins, no ruching, no beading, pleats, nothing… for $250.  I can’t see myself being able to re-sell that and I can’t see myself ever wearing it again.  

I too… am stuck lol 

Post # 64
3527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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kma291:  it depends on what other expences do they have to cover? Is the wedding Out of Town for any of them? Travel, hotel? Hair, makeup? If I didnt habe mich other expences I would be okay with a $200 dress, if I had a lot of other things to pay/take extra time off to travel… and stull had to pay $200 for a dress I would be pissed. 

Post # 65
36 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Los Angeles

We choose this one in sage its so pretty.  I asked for a discount since I am getting six it came out to be $83 ea. 


Post # 66
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Mine are $200.

Post # 67
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I picked 2 different full length style dresses for my bridesmaids and both were $300.


Post # 68
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Social 8133 in Nectar.  It’s $224 (Ouch) but the girls all loved how it looked and how sliming it was.  Some are going to get it at chichi styles for half that and some are paying the full price but they got their alterations thrown in for free. So for two of the girls it will work out around the same, potentially cheaper in my MOH’s/Sister’s case since she has scoliosis.



Post # 69
262 posts
Helper bee

I’m letting my girls pick their dresses from roughly 30 styles I found online in my color scheme (neutrals). The dresses range from $60-$300. Figured there would be something for everyone in there as some girls don’t mind spending more for a nicer dress but some may want to stick to a budget.

Post # 70
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

All things wedding-related seem to be grossly overpriced. I was a bridesmaid last year and spent $200 on a dress that I KNOW I will never wear again. I only did it because the groom is one of my best friends and $200 wasn’t worth disappointing him on his big day but now that I am getting married I decided to rent my bridemaid dresses which will run me about 80 bucks per dress when the dresses would actually retail for about $300. 

Post # 71
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think my bridesmaid dresses were around $175. They were a little pricier but I did pay for my BMs hair and makeup and kept cost expectations low for them otherwise.

Post # 72
6 posts
  • Wedding: July 2016

I had to search high and low for brands that offer my wedding color and settled for Azazie.com. Their dresses are cute and you can order standard sizes or send in your measurements for custom made dress with no extra charge.

dresses on this site go for $119-149, but they were having sample sales and I was able to order dresses for $35 each. Really not a bad deal!

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