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There's no denying that being in a wedding can really add up. For the bridal party, there's the bachelorette party, the bridal shower, and a whole host of other little costs that can pop up, even before the wedding day comes into play. So when it comes to finding the perfect bridal party dresses for your bridal party, consider options that are not only stylish but affordable, too.
Expensive fabrics like silk and details like hand-beading and embroidery can increase the overall price of a bridal party dress.
From velvet gowns to off-the-shoulder midis to pretty pastel styles – affordable bridal party dresses come in a multitude of silhouettes and fabrics that look and feel luxe. For brides with a classic aesthetic, there are scores of budget-friendly bridal party dresses crafted from simple chiffon with elegant necklines. For bold tastes, styles in punchy colors and prints are an unexpected approach. And for the laidback bride, effortless silhouettes like sheath and slip dresses always make for an easy and timeless choice.
Read on for the best bridal party dresses under $100.
What to look for in affordable bridal party dresses
Shopping for an affordable bridal party dress doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style to stay within budget. In fact, many retailers and designers offer budget-friendly bridal party dresses in all the latest colors, trends, and silhouettes.
Once you start the shopping process, it's important to pay attention to fabric details and product descriptions. Why? These descriptions will tell you everything you need to know about a dress, right down to whether it's lined or made from a shiny or matte fabric. If you're unsure of what a certain color or fabric will look like in real life, ordering swatches can help you make a more informed decision. Lastly, when you're working within a budget, it's important to always factor in the cost of shipping and alterations.
What makes a bridal party dress expensive?
Typically hand-beading, embroidery, and luxe fabrics like silk tend to make a bridal party dress more expensive.
When should I order my bridal party dress?
To be on the safe side, we suggest ordering your bridal party dress at least six months before the wedding date.
Does the bride pay for the bridal party dresses?
If the bride can afford to, it's a very thoughtful gesture, however, it's not required of the bride to pay for the bridal party dresses.
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Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, wedding parties, and more.