(Closed) Where to buy bridesmaid dresses that don’t cost an arm and a leg!?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’d look at nordstrom, macy’s, H&M, and david’s bridal.  i know a lot of brides aren’t crazy about DB… but they certainly have a wide variety in style, color, and most are under $120.  good luck!! 🙂

Post # 4
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We got ours at David’s Bridal for $120!

Post # 6
2889 posts
Sugar bee

We got ours from Nordstrom on sale. I would also suggest the Ann Taylor sale if they are in Canada. Banana Republic may be another option depending on color.  SOunds like you should be checking department stores this summer (end of season sales) or next spring. My girls bought their dresses last August for our wedding this September. I know it was quite early but it was nice to have them done and htey had a whole year for alterations, shoes, etc.

Post # 8
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we got ours at perfectbridal.com – they are designer dresses, straight from manufacturer thru a brick and mortar store, but without the markup. a dress that was 190 at a store, we got for about $99 online. they came a couple weeks ago and look FABULOUS.

Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As a fellow Canadian bride, I understand how frustrating the search can be.

But we found ours at RW&Co for $88!

Post # 10
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got ours from White House Black Market for initally $130-120… then they went on sale and we got a price adjustment, so they ended up being around $86. 

Post # 11
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would check out Nordstrom the usually have a lot of nice dresses. Also if there is a particular bridesmaid dress that you like I recomment netbride. My bridesmaid gowns were originally $236 and I got them for $150 from netbride.com

Post # 12
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I feel your pain, if you are ok with buying online then you will definitely find better deals.

For my wedding, my bridal party didn’t feel comfortable doing this so they paid an arm and a leg for their dresses.

I am the Maid/Matron of Honor for my friend’s wedding and I took a gamble buying mine on Jcrew, I signed up for an account and they sent me a free shipping code if I spend $150 and on top of it, my dress was on sale.

I ended up buying the Sophia dress in chiffon (along with a couple of sweaters) and it fit me perfectly although I was weary of the sizing and I did factor in the cost of alterations if I had to get them done.

The other great thing is that Jcrew handles the taxes and duties for you so you don’t have to deal with stupid UPS.

The cost of my dress was $89.99 with taxes & duties included.


Post # 13
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My girls got Alfred Angelo dresses at a bridal store for about $125 each.

Post # 14
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I bought mine online from Nordstrom, they ship to Canada! They were on sale for $75 CAD, and with tax, shipping, and customs we ended up paying about $100/dress.

Post # 15
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I got mine from Dessy’s After Six line for $130.  They have a TON of colors so I’m sure they would have the right turquoise blue!

As a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I’ve worn dresses from JCrew twice that cost $110 and $140.

Post # 16
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


I got mine here…I actually went to the store in NY to look at them..they always have sales!

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