(Closed) Ladies, how much do bridesmaids' dresses normally cost?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

100 and up

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses cost $98 each, including shipping to Canada. They were very nice dresses too, from J Crew and were on epic sale (they were marked down from $250).

Usually I see $100-$150. Personally I think $200 is a bit much.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Around 150-250 on avg for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses… Or you can order cocktail dresses. I ordered cocktail dresses for my BM’s at Nordie’s, in the regular dress section – not the wedding section.

J Crew has some Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses on sale/clearance right now.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It would be hard do find non-casual dresses in a price that low. You may get lucky with a sale or something. Even David’s Bridal Dresses cost about $130+

if you’re open to getting them overseas, you could check out outerinner.com. Just bought a fabric swatch from there to check it out. My cousins bought hers from there and they average about $70 each in a lot of colours

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think $100 to $150 is reasonable including alterations. I had to pay $200 for a dress once THEN for alterations and it was the ugliest dress you have ever seen. I got all my bridesmaid dresses for $128 each (I payed for all of them though)

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Go to eshakti.com…. That’s the site my girls used. We are having a semi formal wedding too. They have a wedding section and my girls all spent less then 50$$ Sizes run true to the measurements they list too!

This might be a little too sun dress like for your taste bt check it out! It’s just an example. One of my girls ordered this dress, only in our colors

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I think that the girls shouldn’t spend more than $200 on a dress (and I personally think $200 on a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that will most likely never be worn again is too high).  The dress my girls are getting is on sale for $99 from an original price of $120 (I think that’s the original price).

I think you can make most dresses look more elegant with a touch of bling (brooch/belt) or maybe a wrap in the same material/color.  And jewelry!  🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The ones my girls are wearing are $191 (long).  The ones I REALLY loved (Lazaro) were $368 which I would NEVER expect anyone to pay.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve spent anywhere from $150-$200. Plus alterations. I’ve seen some really cute “off the rack” dresses at places like macy’s or even jc penny now. If you waited for a sale, you could get a really good deal!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In my experience of being a bridesmaid, I’ve paid between $175 and $250. I hope to keep my bridesmaids under $200.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think it honestly depends on how flexible you’re willing to be. Many of the dresses you find that cost more, you can find a similar style for less. It’s just if you get stuck on a dress/designer is when you will end up spending more money. I definitely think it’s possible to find a great dress within the 100 – 150 price range! 

edited to add: In my experience, I’ve paid anywhere from 150 – 450. My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses ended up costing around $320. I fell in love with an Amsale dress and failed to look for the same style in cheaper options. Undecided My dresses are long though, I definitely wouldn’t want to spend more than 200 for a short dress.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve seen a lot between $100-$200.  For cheaper dresses, why not look at department stores?  Anything labeled “brida” is automatically more expensive.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My bridesmaids dresses were $175, which is about average for other dresses I have bought.

Honestly, I would not be happy paying $200 on a short dress. 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I was aiming for $100 also. The one we decided on is $250 which I thought was a LOT but the girls all loved the dress so much! My advice would be to not even look in a bridal store if you want to stay under $100. Check out departments stores, etc.

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