(Closed) What did your BM’s dresses cost?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How much did your bridemaid dresses cost?
    Under $50 : (11 votes)
    7 %
    $50-100 : (16 votes)
    10 %
    $100-150 : (63 votes)
    41 %
    $150-200 : (38 votes)
    25 %
    $200-250 : (15 votes)
    10 %
    $250-300 : (4 votes)
    3 %
    $300+ : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Other (please explain) : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    ETA: my girls wore Bill Levkoff dresses

    Post # 5
    Member
    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My girls’ dresses came out to a little under $150 with the sash and peekaboo skirt.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Member
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Depends on everyone’s financial situation.  I think that’s a bit higher than average though.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Pomapoo: IMO i think thats a little high. They still have the ocst of your stagette and shower on top of that!!! ๐Ÿ™

     

    My girls paid 99.00 for theres ๐Ÿ™‚ 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
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    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Member
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    Member
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    ours were 89.99 plus shipping.

    Post # 14
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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!

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