(Closed) whats a fair price for a bm dress

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What is an acceptable amount to spend on a BM dress
    $50-$100 : (83 votes)
    27 %
    $100-$150 : (139 votes)
    45 %
    $150-$200 : (71 votes)
    23 %
    $200-$250 : (12 votes)
    4 %
    unlimited. you cannot put a price on it : (4 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I agree $250 is too much. 

    I think up to $200 is enough including  alterations

    Post # 4
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    wayyyy too much – I top out at $150-$160

    Post # 5
    5242 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    $250 is ridiculous! Does that even cover alterations or is that extra? My bridesmaid dresses were 128 and I even thought that was too high!

    Post # 6
    2640 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    $250 is not totally out of line. I was thinking $150-$200, so and extra $50 isn’t really huge.

    Although, it depends on the budget/lifestyle of the bridesmaids. If they don’t have to travel far, I feel like up to $250 is okay. Anything more than that is starting to get excessive.

    Post # 7
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    $200 is average for me. I’ve paid between $140-$280 for the weddings I’ve been in. 

    Post # 8
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We found my girl’s dresses got $135 each!! They are Alfred Sung and the price tag was $185 but since we ordered all 7 at once the boutique owner gave mud a discount – this was the same place I ordered my wedding dress through so I have a good relationship with her.

    Post # 9
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @bestbuddies:  $150 is the max I’d ask anyone to spend, if I were doing that. And that should include alterations/fit well enough not to need them.

    Post # 10
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s ridiculous that, first of all, we all expect our bridesmaids to buy expensive dresses…that then don’t even fit them.  What a RACKET.  

    Post # 11
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think that’s kind of high. Not completely outrageous, but kind of high especially if you are aware that your bridesmaids’ might be finanically stressed by it.  I think there are lots of good options in the $100-150 range. Unless you HAVE to go high-end designer I really don’t see a need to go higher than that. And I live in NYC and I found TONS of options locally in this range.


    Post # 12
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I feel that if brides are expecting their bridesmaids to pay for their dresses, they need to ask them first what they can afford to pay comfortably and work with that.  If the dress she chooses is more, the bride should make up the difference. 

    Or at least, this would be the most considerate thing to do.  Not trying to flame any brides though, just stating my opinion.

    Post # 13
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would say that is pretty common around here. Personally, I preferred to keep them under 150.

    Post # 14
    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I made sure to stay under $200 for my BM’s. I think their dress was $159. Any more than $200 is a bit much.

    Post # 15
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted less than $150. I had to pay $350 once for a bridesmaid dress and while it was a beautiful dress, I’ll never wear it again. A few of your bridesmaids may say they don’t care, but a few will. there are plenty of amazing dresses for less. I love when brides pick dresses from a regular store. 

    Post # 16
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    Mine were under $150, but I do know girls who have paid $250 so it doesn’t seem totally crazy.

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