With an emphasis on individuality and fresh takes on coordination, experts weigh in on the top bridesmaid dress trends they’re seeing in 2021.
How Much is Too Much to Ask Your Bridesmaids to Spend on a Dress?
Q. I found beautiful bridesmaids dresses, but I’m worried they are too expensive. What’s a reasonable amount to ask my bridesmaids to spend?
A. “Between $80 and $120 is a typical amount to ask bridesmaids to spend for a moderately priced dress,” explains Felicia Gaines, a special engagement dress expert at Saks Fifth Avenue. But beware—price doesn’t include hemming or tailoring.
Some brides do shoot for the higher range, notes Gaines, choosing bridesmaid dresses at a $200 to $400 price point. If you’re thinking about selecting a more expensive gown, make sure the dress is in a neutral shade that works with any skin color and is something the bridesmaids can wear again. Bottom line: You know your friends better than anyone else; if the dress is expensive, keep in mind that you can always consider splitting the cost with your ladies.
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