Post # 1
Just wanted to see if you guys could tell me what your bridemaids’ dresses cost. I just went shopping with mine and we found the PERFECT dress (it’s Enzoani love, looks like the A15 in blush but it’s from 2011 I think) and we ordered them. The dress was $220 before taxes and alterations though and I’m wondering how that compares with everyone else. One of my BMs doesn’t have a lot of money so I’m considering helping her out with the dress–do you guys think that I should?
Post # 3
I have been in plenty of wedding and have paid anywhere from $150-$300 so I think $120 sounds reasonable, but some BM’s may have a hard time financially with anything over $200. I found my BM’s gowns for $235 and when I brought the price up one of my BM’s actually cried. Since I wanted the dress and still wanted the dress I actually checked out netbride.com and ended up getting the dresses for $150. Just might be an idea to look at some of those sites.
Post # 4
That seems really high. My girls paid $120 for their dresses. We ordered them through perfectbridal.com and they were originally $180 so it was a great deal! The alterations were not that cheap either. One of my BMs had to pay almost $100 for her alterations and I felt terrible! That put her cost for dress alone up to $220. If your girls are okay with that price I think its fine but for the one who cant afford it i would offer to pay for a portion of the dress. Also I would look at differenct discount sites like perfectbridal.com (I know there are others out there) to see if you can get the dress for a better price! Good luck 🙂
ETA: my girls wore Bill Levkoff dresses
Post # 5
My girls’ dresses came out to a little under $150 with the sash and peekaboo skirt.
Post # 6
Mine were all between 200 and 250. One was 210, and one was 245 (don’t remember the other two. As long as the girls are okay with it, then it’s fine. I agree that it would be nice to help out the Bridesmaid or Best Man who’s having trouble paying for it, especially if you want them all to be in that specific dress.
Post # 7
Depends on everyone’s financial situation. I think that’s a bit higher than average though.
Post # 8
@Pomapoo: IMO i think thats a little high. They still have the ocst of your stagette and shower on top of that!!! 🙁
My girls paid 99.00 for theres 🙂 I thought that was reasonable but i think up to 150.00 might be okay?!! I was just in a wedding where our dresses cost 60.00.
Post # 9
i asked my bridesmaids how much they were willing to spend beforehand, and when the dress my moh, sil, and i chose was more expensive than 2 of the girls’ limits, i offered to split the cost with those two. they were really appreciative and happy for me to cover the difference. the dresses were just over $300 after tax and shipping costs, so definitely on the pricier side, but the girls all really loved them and are planning on rewearing them (or at least, that’s what they said!).
Post # 10
My girls’ dresses were $40. On sale for $80 at David’s Bridal and we bought them online when they were 1/2 off. We were nervous to buy them since no one had tried them one in the right color but in the end it was an AWESOME deal!
Post # 11
we are planning to spend about 200 euros for the bridesmaids dresses, but i’m paying for it because they are students and can’t afford it …
Post # 12
Mine were $25 because my mom actually made them and I wanted a VERY particular color that was not popular 2 years ago. It is not an ULTRA popular shade and I see it everywhere. Go figure! I’ve paid $100 and $150 for dresses before and if i were a broke ass student, I’d really appreciate some sensitivity towards my financial situation, so I think that’s super nice of you to offer to help her. $220+ is a crapload for a student!!!!
Post # 13
ours were 89.99 plus shipping.
Post # 14
My BMs dresses were $135. I’ve never paid over $150 for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for the weddings that I’ve been in and I don’t think I’d be willing/able to spend over $180.
Post # 15
I’m trying as hard as possible to find a dress for my gals for under $150. Right now, we have our eye on one that will be $132, with a store discount because it’s where I bought my wedding dress. Fingers crossed they all like it!
Post # 16
Thanks for voting and your comments! I have 4 BMs, all are students, but 3 of them have basically unlimited $ from their parents (as in, they’ll spend $300+ on an outfit just to wear out to dinner) and the other one also gets $ from her parents but they don’t have as much. I paid her $100 deposit on the dress since everyone ordered them together, and I think I’m going to tell her she doesn’t have to pay me back. I already graduated and have a decent job but I’m definitely not rich by any means, so I hope I don’t end up feeling like I have to spend tons of money on one Bridesmaid or Best Man 🙁
Also, they all tried the dress on and said they wouldn’t try anything else on and it was their absolute favorite Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and nothing else would do. Now I think the Bridesmaid or Best Man with less $ wasn’t exactly thrilled w/ the price, but she went along b/c everyone else loved it so much.