I went to try on wedding dresses on Saturday, and I think I found the one I want. It was simple but elegant. Awesome.

But when I started to peruse their bridesmaid’ dresses selection, I got really overwhelmed. $150 for a dress that someone will wear one time? And also, no matter what I choose, my parents will be footing the bill for two dresses for my sisters.

At this point, I desperately want not to buy bridesmaids’ dresses from a wedding store, but I’m not sure where to look. I’m willing to sacrifice the colors I want (clover green and chocolate brown) for a more affordable dress.

So far, the only place that I’ve been even remotely impressed with is Shabby Apple. They have really cute dresses that are more inexpensive than traditional bridesmaids’ dresses. However, the selection is limited, and I don’t know how to handle any sizing issues since no one can go try them on.

Did you use traditional bridesmaids’ dresses? If you didn’t, where did you find affordable, wear-again dresses?