If your bridesmaids are paying for, or contributing for their own dresses, think about what each can afford. One may be able to pay for a seriously expensive dress but that may not be the case for all so putting a budget on it can be a real helping hand for the girls who have less to fork out. For advice, be sure to check out our hitched budget planner _ it can really help you decide what to spend and the areas to spend it on.
Make the dress reusable: Traditionally bridesmaids pay for their own dresses, but if you are sticking to this rule you should really find a dress that they can wear again. Look for colours that suit multiple occasions such as black, gold, green or brown, rather than shades of pink or lavender. Stick with simple, sleek styles such as empire waists and A_line skirts rather than ball gowns with puffed sleeves, or consider separates that your maids could wear again individually.
by Lawrence H. Farrell on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids