I have been lurking for a bit and I've read that the bride is supposed to ask bridesmaids their budget before you go dress shopping.
We planned to go dress shopping a day that not everyone could go so as it got closer I was texting with the bride and told her I'd like to keep my dress budget at $100 or less (very doable for a short dress at Davids Bridal). Since she had never asked me for my budget I suggested she might want to check with the girls that cant make it to see what their budgets were. She was very offended and took it as me saying I assume she doesnt care about her friends/families budgets. I was only saying it because she never asked me for my budget and was trying to save her from someone not being able to afford the dress.
So that week we go shopping and she picks a dress that is $120. Not too much over so I am ok with it.
Now she is sending me pictures of matching sandals she wants us to buy that are $40-$50. I told her they looked nice and sent her some other options (less expensive) from payless, kohls, target. I asked her to let me know and I can keep looking for more options or if she needs help with anything else let me know...
I have never spent more than $20 for sandals and have found a lot of dressy options for under $20 with a quick online search. She has not asked my budget for shoes and I dont know what to say without her getting offended again... Any advice?
*(We have talked about how i'm low on money because I was out of work for 8 months and I am paying $1,200 to attend her DW)