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Bridesmaids Dress Shopping - Shop Accordingly

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Post date: 4/16/17
Updated: 12/27/18
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Start off by doing some research. Download either 'Dessybarn' or Wedding 'Lookbook' app, where you can browse thousands of gowns, bookmark your favorites and share them with your friends, and then find stores in your area that carry the same dresses you love. 

If you're flipping through magazines or browsing online, tear out pages or save images to your inspiration board to help zero in on the colors and styles you like best.

1. Keep costs in mind
If any of your friends have been in a bridal party before, they'll know that bridesmaids pay for their own dresses. But a gentle reminder is never a bad idea. When it comes to price, try to be considerate of your friend's lifestyles. 

If you're concerned your wedding might be a financial burden for one or more or your bridesmaids, focus your search on dresses in a more affordable range, or select a color you like and let them pick their own style. 


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Another idea: Take a cue from the guys and consider renting your bridesmaids dresses. Rental sites like Vow to be Chic let your girls choose high-end designers' styles in a wide range of styles and colors, for a fraction of the cost. 

2. Shop accordingly
Consider what kind of shopping experience will suit your personality best. If you tend to have strong opinions, it's probably better to shop alone (or with just one friend). If you prefer more input take the whole gang and give them guidelines, like color or fabric.

Quote from the bride: “I didn’t want my bridesmaids to spend hundreds of dollars on their attire; neither did I care for a bulky taffeta number. The dresses were from Urban Outfitters. Going with the eclectic feel, and the fact that I had nine bridesmaids, we broke up the monotony with three different dresses. We went with tights for warmth and flair (Macy’s) and super comfortable heels from DSW. I made a Forever21 run a week before, got jewelry and hairpins I thought would go well with the dresses, and put out a box the morning-of for them to choose from if they wanted.”


Watch for more on dress break down

Related: (previous post) - Finding Complimentary Colors



22 comments:

  1. Great tips!! Its s fortune what bridsmaids pay to look all the same!! Rental sites is the best idea. Thanks for for sharing!

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  2. These are awesome tips! I wish I had thought about renting dresses when o was married.

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  3. This is interesting to read, in the UK the bride pays for the bridesmaid dresses, hair, makeup, shoes - everything! Interesting to read from an alternative view point

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    1. Interesting. I did not know that. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your feedback.

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  4. My daughter who is 19 is OBSESSED with Say Yes To The Dress so I am slightly concerned of what will happen when the day comes for her. I'll make sure to share these tips with her. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I love that show. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your feedback. And, thanks for sharing this article with your daughter and with anyone else.

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  5. I am so lucky, my best friend knew I was broke, so she let me choose my own dress!

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    1. I am glad that you were able to purchase your style dress for your best friend wedding. Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback. Please share.

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  6. I love the eclectic look! It makes it easier on your bridesmaids and it looks so great!

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  7. These are great tips! I love rhe idea of renting the bridesmaids dressesnto keep the cost down. Great post!

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    1. We try to think about the bridesmaids and their budgets. Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback. Please share.

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  8. Some great advice here, I had a themed wedding and I know how expensive dresses could get! Thanks for sharing 👍🏻

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  9. I'd never heard of those apps--what a great timesaver! As a mom who has paid for at least three bridesmaid dresses for her daughter in the last three years, I appreciate brides who think about the budget of their bridesmaids.

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    1. This is great that brides are willing to keep the cost down for their besties. Thanks for visiting and for your feedback. Please share.

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  10. Interesting about the bridesmaids paying for their own dresses - I always thought that was paid for by the bride. Or the groom's parents, if going really traditional.

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    1. Brides are doing things differently, now. They try to keep all costs down across the board. Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback. Please share.

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  11. It's incredible how expensive everything wedding-related can get. Good to remain being considerate of your friends' budget even when you're overwhelmed with joy about the upcoming event :)

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    1. I agree with you one hundred percent. Brides are now about keeping cost down for their friends. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your feedback. Please share.

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