Bridesmaid dresses?

(10 Posts)
MugsLife Thu 30-Jan-14 15:12:34

I have a very small budget, one of my bridesmaids is a size 22 and doesn't want to wear anything strapless. Where can I get their dresses from? I'm looking for sage coloured which doesn't seem to exist unless you want a strapless bridesmaid dress!

Lottiedoubtie Thu 30-Jan-14 15:13:16

How small is the budget?

MsAspreyDiamonds Thu 30-Jan-14 15:27:24

You might be better off buying material and then have a dress made up to suit the bodyshapes of each brides maid. Or how about a 1950's full skirted dress with a bolero jacket or cardigan or shrug to cover up arms. I am a size 8 but always cover up my arms.

www.vivienofholloway.com/

You can find lots of similar less expensive styles on ebay etc.

MsAspreyDiamonds Thu 30-Jan-14 15:28:52

I wore this dress (ordered from this website) as a bridesmaid last year, comes in lots of different colours.
www.lightinthebox.com/a-line-v-neck-knee-length-chiffon-cocktail-dress_p204266.html

If you don't like that one they do quite a few that are not strapless.

MsAspreyDiamonds Thu 30-Jan-14 15:34:45

To make your budget stretch further, you can do the following:

Buy your rings in the sales so you can afford to buy something a bit more expensive but within your price range.

www.warrenjames.co.uk/jewellery/certificated-diamond-rings

Start selling stuff on e-bay/car boots sales that you do not need anymore to generate extra cash to supplement your small budget.

for eg. I recently sold some gold bracelets that I inherited for 2k. If you set your mind to it it is amazing how much you can raise.

Open a high interest, fixed term notice account where you can save specifically for your wedding.

Cancel Christmas gift s this year, just buy small token presents if need be.

Cancel your annual holidays.

Cancel hobbies/subscriptions for a year

Have a late afternoon ceremony (4/5pm) so you can invite everybody to the wedding ceremony & reception afterwards. That way you have one set of catering costs so you can feed everyone. My friend did this & avoided paying an additional 2k for a buffet.

www.moneysavingexpert.com/banking/Budget-planning

This is a good site to help you budget for the weddin

HaveYouHeardOfGoogle Thu 30-Jan-14 15:36:14

Cab you not buy a strapless dress and have straps added?

MsAspreyDiamonds Thu 30-Jan-14 15:44:27
confettiwoman Sun 02-Feb-14 17:17:37

As a big girl myself i can recommend a few places.... if you have a littlewoods account (or have a family member who does) there may be something in their 'South' range, or try Simply Be (this is a nice one http://www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/prom-jacquard-dress/lh172/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=9985#colour:Green,size:22) or on the high street you could try Bon Marche as they go up to a 24 and aren't that pricey.

Loolah Sun 02-Feb-14 19:18:56

Shop / website called sexyher is where my friend has been looking for her bridesmaids who range in size from 8 - 22

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