Typically the bridesmaids pay for their own dress/shoes/jewelry/hair/makeup.
I'm looking at dresses for my bridal party and I'm astounded by how expensive these dresses are. There's a style of dress that I like that I feel will match the figures of the women I'm choosing to be bridesmaids and it's $129 which seems insane to me. And I know that $129 is on the low end of the prices. Like... I've never been a bridesmaid before. Is that a normal amount to drop on a dress?
There's a store that used to be open by me where you could buy good dresses for $20 lol but it closed (go figure) and now I'm stuck looking at retail stores and bridal stores and the prices are obscene.
Most Helpful Guy
I recently had to lay down the law to my wife about her sister's wedding she was going to be a bridesmaid for and that she would have to pull out. For starters the specific bridesmaid dress was so expensive, then she had to pay an expensive stylist on the day, then she had to get a spray tan, help pay for a bridal shower and spa day. Then the fact that both of us would have to take days offf work, travel to the venue two states away, book a few nights in an expensive hotel but the real killer was when she was told she must have an expensive teeth whitening before hand. I was like f*ck no I ain't paying for that.0
Most Helpful Girl
Don't go to a bridal shop, for one they will be expensive but for two, they won't sell normal dresses so anything you buy will most likely be worn once... that just isn't right in my book.
I'm a bridesmaid in a few weeks and my dress cost £30. You can easily find a style that suits and looks the part for that price. I'm very happy with a £30 and I'm not even paying for it.
Maybe just have a common colour and let the ladies choose an individual style... as long as the colours match I think it still looks good and then all the different shapes look good too.
These are the dresses we'll be wearing... not super formal, but pretty I think... the photos really don't do them justice...