Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Budget Breakdown: Bridesmaid Dresses

Alright ladies, it’s time to talk about bridesmaid dresses! The great thing about bridesmaid dresses is that they have evolved throughout the years into being a dress that you actually DO like wearing. However, it can get tricky when it comes to the budget. Bridesmaid dresses come in all shapes and sizes, and also all sorts of prices. Obviously many things can raise the cost of a dress like the material, construction difficulty, and even the brand. We have chosen three popular styles, and listed an appropriate dress in three different price points, ranging from around $75 and under to $200. We want you to find the best dress with the best price, so let's get started!

The blush chiffon floor length gown:
Flowy, romantic, and right on trend.
Under $75

This is a "Satin Strapless Maxi" bridesmaid dress found at Target online. It is priced at $55 and comes in a variety of colors. Target carries quite a few options for bridesmaid dresses and are all very reasonably priced.

This "Long Strapless Chiffon Dress" with pleated bodice is found at David’s Bridal. This dress is priced at $149. Chiffon is sheer and lightweight and it is an ideal choice for an outdoor wedding. Chiffon is a very popular bridesmaid fabric!


This is a "Rosette Chiffon Blouson Dress" by Adrianna Papell which can be found at Nordstroms for $185.  It has a decadently ruffled rosettes across one shoulder with a scooped back.

The Emerald Green Statement Dress:
Bold, fashion forward, and looks great on any skin tone. 
Under $75
This is a Scarlett Lace-Sleeve Mock-Wrap Dress that can be found at JCPenney’s for only $40.  The nice touch to this dress is the peek-a-boo back and the lovely lace sleeves.


This dress was found on The Dessy Group website, but it can also be ordered at Ella Weiss Wedding Design here in town.  The dress price range is around $134.  This satin sleeveless dress has a nice surprise in the back with the cute bow on the lower back.

This is a dress by Alfred Sung, and it can be found on Weddingtonway.com, a very popular bridesmaid dress website.  It has the lovely sweetheart neckline and the material is Peau de Soie, a heavyweight satin mainly used on high-end gowns. The cost ranges around $150. It is similar to the last dress in looks, but the material makes the major difference!

The Mint Green, Unique Neckline:
From one shoulder to a strappy finish, the color and cut are huge right now!
Under $75
Another color that Target carries is mint, a very popular color for the upcoming 2014 wedding season.  This is a "Women’s Halter Neck Chiffon Dress" and it goes for $69.99.  The material is Chiffon with a polyester lining, and it is available in other colors as well.

The next dress can be found at David’s Bridal, and it comes in a variety of colors as well.  This fresh and flattering dress is made from chiffon and it has beaded straps all for the price of $149. We love the tie at the waist - so flattering! 

Lastly we have another dress from Nordstrom's.  The "Embellished Neck Layered Chiffon Fit & Flare" dress by Eliza J is priced at $198.  The beautiful beaded neckline is is a nice eye catcher and the layers really help it flow. Can't you just see it paired with a bright and beautiful bouquet?!

I hope this post has made you aware of the fact that bridesmaid dresses shouldn't put a damper to your budget or your style. You can find a gown at a discounted price, just be willing to search a little. As a side note, keep in mind if you are ordering online, there is a good chance you might need to add alterations to the budget. I hope this post has enlightened you about the fact that there are affordable bridesmaid dresses for every budget!
-Rochelle ;)

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