Wedding Savings: Bridesmaid Dresses

In this episode of being super cheap about my wedding we are going to be talking about bridesmaid dresses. My two bridesmaids both wore dresses from Amazon! (I even looked at wedding dresses on Amazon for myself but in the end I went with a dress from a typical bridal salon.)

I did have some concerns about getting dresses from Amazon:

Sizing: Sizes on Amazon can be completely insane. If you buy a dress from an Asian-based company you may have to size up as much as four sizes.

Color: The main advantage of the traditional bridal salon is absolutely matching colors. I was worried that dresses from Amazon would not provide the same level of color matching.

Quality: Quality on Amazon clothing can also be suspect, but we had enough time (and free returns with Prime) to try a few dresses out if needed.

However, I am a control freak so I didn’t let my girls pick random dresses. I made a list of about ten dresses on Amazon that came in chiffon and navy blue. I shared this list with them and let them pick from among them.

My Maid of Honor wore this ($60!) dress:

My Matron of Honor (the Amazing A Hopeful Hood) wore this ($50!) dress:

How do you think it turned out?

I think they turned AMAZING! Those are two dresses from two different brands! The colors looked perfect together, they styles complemented each other, and both girls got to wear a dress that they picked out an felt comfortable in.

To finish off this look I had both my girls wear silver sandals which they either had or acquired cheaply. I paid for hair and makeup for both as well.

Now that I talked about my apprehensions about this plan, let me tell you what I think worked so well:

Price: These dresses were both less than $60! You can’t beat that.

Wearability: Maybe it’s because I was the bride and the bride always thinks that the bridesmaids’ dress will be re-wearable, but I truly think both of these dresses can have a second life.

Quality: My fears about quality were completely unfounded. Both of these dresses were surprisingly high quality. We were all very impressed.

Comfort: Both girls said these dress were comfortable for the entire wedding day, which is a crazy long day.

Where did you buy your bridesmaid dresses? Do you like buying clothes from Amazon?



  • Awwww you called me amazing 🙂 You had amazing taste in dresses and thank you for being flexible when my mile-long shoulders ruined my chance of wearing the dress with straps. It was such a fun day, and you are such a beautiful bride!!!

  • The second look great! I’m personally a big fan of rent the runway.

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    THose are beautiful. I have a love hate relationship with buying clothes on Amazon. haha I agree about the sizing. Sometimes it can’t be craazay

  • Such a great idea!! Those dresses are so cute (and you look fabulous).

  • I think there’s nothing cheap about buying dresses off Amazon and I think they looked great too! Wise tips for the rest of us…