Set the Budget: Between the dress, shoes, jewelry and other expenses, being a bridesmaid can really start to add up. When it comes to the price of the dress you choose for your attendants, be mindful of their lifestyles. A pricier option may be a financial burden for one or more of your bridesmaids so consider some cost_effective options like buying a dress off_the_rack, cutting the cost of alterations or deciding on the color and letting your girls choose the dress that fits their budget.
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 11, 2018 Bridesmaids