(Closed) how much do you think is reasonable for bridesmaid dresses??

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What would you COMFORTABLY pay if you knew you were buying top quality??
    under $70 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    $70 - $100 : (6 votes)
    13 %
    $100 - $150 : (29 votes)
    62 %
    $150 + : (10 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    11113 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I paid £181 (British pounds sterling) for each of my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, don’t know what that is in Australian dollars.

    Post # 4
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My bridesmaids are paying for their own dresses, I’m choosing the colour and allowing them to choose the style with some guidence from me. I hope they will be comfortable spending around $100 – $130 australian.

    “waves to Julia” nice to see a fellow Aussie 🙂


    Post # 5
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Personally I wouldn’t ask my girls to wear anything more expensive than $180, but it sounds like your dresses might fall in the $250-300 range.

    Post # 6
    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i think my bridesmaid dress in my friend’s wedding was $260, with a discount, not including alterations. it was pretty pricey.

    Post # 7
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I didn’t feel comfortable asking my BMs to pay more than $100 for their dresses. In hindsight, they would have probably been okay paying $150 but we all knew they would not reware the dresses so I’m happy I kept it under $100 before alterations.

    Post # 8
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted for $150+ but my cap is $200. I flat out refuse to spend more than that on a dress that I’m never going to wear again.

    My girls chose their own dresses so they’re varying price points. So far only my Maid/Matron of Honor has purchased hers and it was $170 after taxes and a 10% discount since we all ordered from the same salon. My other bridesmaids dresses are between $140-$160. 

    Post # 9
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I won’t have a bridal party, but if I did I prob wouldn’t be comfortable with anyone paying over $150 for thier dress. Last year at DB I ended up paying almost $500 (between the dress & redic overpriced alterations)- for a SHIT bridesmaids dress. Still makes me sick thinking about it. 

    So I would say, depending on the detailing & fabric, that up to $250-$300 is still reasonable for a custom made to fit dress.

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