(Closed) MOH dress dilema…venting kinda =/

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am using the same dresses as Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses except in graphite! If you go through a wedding consultant you can get the “student” discount (it worked for some girls who aren’t students anymore) and the dress is then under $200 dollars.

Post # 4
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How much is the dress that she picked? I am curious to what she wants to spend……

Post # 5
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I honestly think its way too early to look at Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. Wait until you’re less than a year out. $225 is also pretty pricey.

Post # 6
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

She may have different monetary expectations than you had for your SIL’s wedding. I personally think anything over $160 is expensive for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress since the Bridesmaid or Best Man usually won’t wear it again. I originally budgeted $130 for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and we ended up with $80 dresses. When I was Maid/Matron of Honor for my Maid/Matron of Honor years ago, I only bought my $70 dress and wore heels I had (no jewelry). 🙂 As PP have mentioned, you have a lot of time, so I’d wait a while and see if you can find something for less.

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Crestmore Manor

The two times I had to purchase Maid/Matron of Honor dresses they cost roughly $150-$175 plus alterations. Since I let my girls pick their own dresses they cost between $30-$80. I think it really depends on the girls, but generally speaking when you ask someone to be in your wedding they should know there will be some serious expenditures in their future. Have you asked her what she is more comfortable spending?

Post # 8
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

225 and is a lot. Just because that’s how much you forked over once doesn’t mean that’s acceptable to ask someone to spend that much on you. I’m sorry, but I would put up a little bit of a fight on a dress with that price tag.

Post # 9
28 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Personally, I think $225 isn’t bad. All the dresses i liked were around 200. Thankfully, the store I was going to have the girls get their dress at had a groupon offer and the dresses will end up costing $150 instead. 🙂 i’m still pretty excited about that. Anyway, no, I dont think that’s unreasonable. But, unfortunately, different people have different price points and unless your’re willing to subsidize the dress a little, you may have to pick another dress.

That being said, if you’re going for only one shade of green, you’re going to have a really difficult time to find the exact dress you want. if the dress isnt black, there are so many variations in color that it makes it difficult if not impossible to find the EXACT match.


So, if you love THAT dress, you might offer to pay a portion of it. Hope that helps.

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