6 Tips To Finding The Right Budget Friendly Bridesmaid Dresses

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Bridesmaids’ dresses are pretty expensive since the average cost of a bridesmaid dress is between 150 to 300 dollars. The prices may vary, depending on the design, the fabric used and even the tailor, which may even alter the cost to get higher. 

As a bride, you need to be considerate and help your bridesmaids find beautiful, budget-friendly dresses that will make them look gorgeous on your big day. 

If you are a bride to be and you do not know where or how to shop for budget-friendly bridesmaid dresses, we’ve got you covered. This article will provide six tips on finding suitable budget-friendly bridesmaid dresses.

  1. Don’t focus too much on the “bridesmaid dress” label

Every bride wants her wedding to stand out and everyone in attendance to look elegant. So, the first thing the brides do when planning for the dresses is to Google for ideas on the internet. Well, the dresses may look elegant, but when it comes to customizing the design that you want, the cost may go relatively high and over the budget. 

So, what do you do in such a case? Well, you already have a colour theme like blue, pink, white for your wedding. So, the best thing to do is ask the bridesmaid to purchase their dress as long they have the colour you want for your wedding. Let’s say the bride wants a white theme wedding, the bridesmaid dresses can be white, lavender, pink, or any light colours. You and the bridesmaids can decide on two to three designs of how the dresses should look, then decide on the girls who will wear each design to have some uniformity among them.

  1. Involve the bridesmaid in planning

The wedding is yours, and you are in charge of how it should look and so on. However, when it comes to a budget that involves other people, it is crucial to involve them to decide together. Call your bridesmaids and discuss how much money they have in mind or even plan to spend on the dress. Bridesmaids are your family and friends, and they will be open to discussing this with you. A budget helps you when looking for dress design and tailored if you want to have the dresses customized.

  1. Buy from stores

This is another reliable way to acquire bridesmaids’ dresses within a budget. You don’t necessarily need to buy clothes online that will cost you hundreds of dollars and shipping costs. As long as you decide on the colour, design and materials, you can shop in the stores. 

Call various stores in your town and ask them if the stores dress you are looking for. If there are stores with dresses, check out their prices and find the one offering a better rate. You may end up saving a lot of money and get huge discounts, especially if you buy in cash.

  1. Consider renting the dresses

A bridesmaid dress is probably a dress your girls will never wear again, maybe when going to another wedding. So, there is no point to spend a lot of money on a dress that you will wear once. Also, in the case of budget, some of your girls may have a very tight budget that cannot even afford a custom dress. For such cases, go for rental options. 

There are bridesmaid stores that rent out gowns and bridesmaids dresses. It is cheaper to rent the dress mainly when on a budget, and also, you don’t get to stack it in the closet as you have to return the dress after the big day.

  1. Checkout for discounts

This is an excellent choice for people looking for dresses online. There is a lot of competition online from bridesmaid dresses sellers like Cicinia who offer high quality bridesmaid dresses with super budget friendly price, and you won’t be shocked to find various retailers offering discounts on mega sales of their dresses. So, as you research for ideas online, make sure to check out online stores offering discounts on the dresses.

  1. Shop together with your bridal gown

Your bridesmaids’ dresses should flatter your wedding gown without necessarily taking the shine from you. So, as you buy your wedding dress, you can also shop for bridesmaid dresses to get a discount or a reasonable price. Buying from the same shop, especially the budget-friendly bridal shops, would be a good idea since not only do such shops sell these garments at affordable rates, but they can also sell to you at a wholesale price.


A wedding should cost you an arm and a leg, mainly on the bridesmaid dress part, as you can get these dresses at affordable rates. Use these six tips to help you find suitable budget-friendly bridesmaid dresses. It is good to ask for help from your maid of honour to make your work easier, considering you are dealing with their preparation matters. Also, use the budget set by your bridesmaids to help you shop for their dresses.

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