"Oh, no. He was just looking around and accidentally there was a bridesmaid."
I love that line from the movie, Romance On the High Seas, a great 1948 flick starring Doris Day.
And it's true. Next to the bride, of course, bridesmaids can definitely turn some heads. Unfortunately, bridesmaid often pay a high price for that head turn.
According to 20 Something Finance, by G E Miller,
'The bridesmaids definitely have the roughest go financially, with a huge burden being put on Maid of Honors, in particular.
The Cost of Being a Bridesmaid:
■Gift for the Shower: ~$50
■Gift for the Bachelorette party: $25-$50
■Gift for the Wedding: ~$50 (yes you have to buy gifts for each party)
■Makeup: $50 (some brides ask to have done day of, others brides – the good ones – don’t)
■Total cost of being a bridesmaid : ~$500'
Ouch! Looking over Miller's assessment, I agree with his figures. No wonder brides have begun some new trends.
One is letting brides choose 'off the rack' dresses in a particular color. This allows them the freedom to choose a dress they like at a price they can afford, hopefully. And the likelihood of reuse is fact, not fiction.
Another is choosing black dresses for the bridesmaids. Again, a money saving move since they may already own a black dress. I've seen many weddings where black was the choice and they were elegant, elegant, elegant!
I love preowned bridesmaids' dresses! They are some of the best deals out there and make such good $en$e. If your bride friend
Here are some options available for your summer wedding attendants (or attendance) in 2010!
|David's Bridal ~ Clover|
|Jenny Yoo ~ Persian Pink|
|Thread Design ~ Sea Grass|
|Siri ~ Candlelight|
|And, of course, Watermelon!|
Just remember, don't toss the dress out with the birdseed! List it on The Green Hanger Shop!