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#301 pbrozek

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    Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:29 AM

    Here's a thought.

     

    Since I'm paying for my bridesmaid's dresses, and we all know that since I'm picking the style and the color there's a high probability that my bridesmaids will NEVER wear the dress again, I may consider consigning them all as a set after the wedding. Maybe I'll get some money back. Who knows. If the bridesmaids really like them, they can keep them, but I'm pretty sure they won't care if I want to consign them.

     

    What do you guys think?



    #302 coconoir1908

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      Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

      Have you thought about convertible dress?  After they tried on both Two Birds and Butter by Nadia they chose the latter to which I paid for.  I narrowed down those two designers and they picked from there.  These dresses as many (Idelli etc..) can be worn over and over again with no need for alterations.  I didn't want the jersey material so this is why I went with the two above.  That way they can truly get some use out of the dresses.
       

      Originally Posted by pbrozek 

      Here's a thought.

       

      Since I'm paying for my bridesmaid's dresses, and we all know that since I'm picking the style and the color there's a high probability that my bridesmaids will NEVER wear the dress again, I may consider consigning them all as a set after the wedding. Maybe I'll get some money back. Who knows. If the bridesmaids really like them, they can keep them, but I'm pretty sure they won't care if I want to consign them.

       

      What do you guys think?



       



      #303 elainsmith

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        Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:39 PM

        It is a big problem,I have never think about it before.But in my mind.maybe I should pay this cost,or I can rent from clothing store.



        #304 cbandemer

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          Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:55 AM

          Ok I have 11 bridesmaids and am paying for their dresses, jewelry, shoes and clutches. Does anyone knwo any sites I can look at with decent prices for dresses and any of these other items as I would like to keep the price for all of this at or around 1500-2000



          #305 coconoir1908

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            Posted 19 August 2011 - 03:44 PM

            Well can I be one of your bridesmaids?  Idelli.com and other sites like that depending on what you are looking for.  Shoes wow: endless.com, shoes.com, zappos.com, dsw.com.  Jewelry not sure what you are looking for but if you are going for custom and unique try Red-i by Chelsea she is on this site.
             

            Originally Posted by cbandemer 

            Ok I have 11 bridesmaids and am paying for their dresses, jewelry, shoes and clutches. Does anyone knwo any sites I can look at with decent prices for dresses and any of these other items as I would like to keep the price for all of this at or around 1500-2000



             



            #306 JordannaMarie

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              Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:19 AM

              I don't find it's necessary to go to bridal stores to find bridesmaids dresses, especially for destination weddings!   I ended up finding my bridesmaids dresses on sale for $30 dollars each at a regular womens clothing store in the mall.  I wasn't planning on originally paying for the dresses, but they were so inexpensive so why not!  The girls will have to pay for their own alterations if need be anyways. 

               

              In my opinion, if you are making the bridesmaids pay for the dresses, make sure it's something they can wear again!  The dresses I found are so cute and "beachy", and it will look great on all of them... and for 30 bucks, its amazing!  They aren't the "traditonal" bridesmaids dresses, but I like that about them!  That shiny, thick, all-one-color bridesmaids dresses is not at all my style.

               

               



              #307 cbandemer

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                Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:41 AM


                Thanks soo much for the suggestions.
                 

                Originally Posted by coconoir1908 

                Well can I be one of your bridesmaids?  Idelli.com and other sites like that depending on what you are looking for.  Shoes wow: endless.com, shoes.com, zappos.com, dsw.com.  Jewelry not sure what you are looking for but if you are going for custom and unique try Red-i by Chelsea she is on this site.
                 



                 



                 



                #308 BrideVee

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                  Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

                  Thanks for starting this thread...this is something I did not think about!



                  #309 kellykanester

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                    Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:13 PM

                    I will be paying for my bridesmaid dresses, hopefully we can find a really good deal on them because I didnt even think of alterations


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                    #310 stella331

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                      Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

                      I will be paying for my bridesmaids dresses, shoes, jewelry, along with a gift.  They are spending alot of money traveling to the wedding, for the bachlorette, and for my shower.  I feel it's the least I can do for all they are doing for me:)  


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