I would appreciate any input as to bridesmaids dresses.
I am so overwhelmed! I'm 23 and getting married in September. All my friends and family live in another state so I've been doing all the wedding planning... and I've been fretting over bridesmaids dresses for months! There isn't much time left, with ordering and all that jazz.
I have three maids: my little sister is quite tall, my fiance's sister, and one of my best friends. Each all different heights, skin tones, eyes colour, hair colour... you name it. I've been trying to find ONE dress in different colours (plum, sage green, brown), because they each look great in one of them, and that would match our wedding scheme perfectly.
However, the only dresses I have found that would flatter all of them are in the $135-$150 price range. I know my sister's dress will be taken care of by my parents, and it's possible my fiance's family will take care of his sister's. My friend is all that's left, and I feel horrible asking her to shell out that much money for a dress (even though the designs I like are very chic and able to be worn multiple times). Even worse, she has to fly in from out of state! Should I just go with the cheapest dress that I like (and I think they'd like), or choose one I really like and tell my friend I'll supplement whatever she can't afford?
My fiance's sister was a maid of honor last year, and she said that once you agree to be a maid or maid of honor, it's kind-of understood that you're also agreeing to the responsibilities of purchasing what is needed for your wedding attire.
Is this insane? I'm very cost-conscious (my wedding dress costs only about $200), but I want them to be beautiful, AND I want to like my wedding photos. Help, please?