With all the talk about the cost of bridesmaid dresses, I just wanted to throw out that a lot of bridal shops will negotiate/price match.
For my wedding, we found the dresses (B2) at a local bridal store and then I called Netbride, RK Bridal, and Pearl's Place and got price quotes from all of them and then went back to the bridal store and she reduced the price. It wasn't too much off so we ended up going with netbride.com (great experience).
For my friend's wedding last July, she found an Alfred Angelo at a local store and then I called up netbride, RK, and Pearl's Place and we got the bridal store to come down $20.
It's at least worth a try.
TTC #1 since 08/11 IUI#2 = BFP!