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Blushing Bridesmaids

  |  By Leah Andrew
Blushing Bridesmaids

Liz Dress. Photography courtesy of Girl Friday Clothing.

Trying to find dresses for your bridesmaids can be a real challenge.  But remember, they are the ladies who keep you calm, cool and collected on your big day and you owe it to them to find dresses that:

a)    Look good on a variety of body types b)   Don’t cost an arm and a leg c)    They might actually wear again!


Blushing Bridesmaids

As you know, the SmartBride Boutique team strongly believes that the whole bridal party should be able to have their cake and eat it too!  So here are three delicious “save” options (we’re talking under $200!) that could see all of your best friends smiling down the aisle and dancing the night away!

Save: Girl Friday Liz Dress: $130

Toronto designer Rebecca Nixon owns Girl Friday and has a host of simple and elegant dresses that can complement your big day.  Dresses come in a variety of colours and prices range from $125 to $150. And to let you in on a little secret, if you purchase a dress between now and October 10 and mention SmartBride Boutique, you’ll get 20% off.  Might be reason enough to sneak in a pretty rehearsal dinner dress for you too!

Jasmine Bridal Dress. Photography courtesy of

Save: Jasmine Bridal Dress: $150

This strapless bubble skirt dress is a great option for your bridesmaids if you’re having an evening wedding because the skirt creates a fun and flirty look.  The best part?  Three of these dresses are available on for a discount off the retail price.  Never worn, never altered and with the original tags, you can dress up your maids in style while keeping costs in line.

Save: J.Crew Sophia Dress: $165

A favorite silhouette, this floaty silk chiffon Sophia Dress from J.Crew is an elegant look that can go from ceremony to reception without any fuss. Get it for $165 (USD) at, or for a Canadian option, there are two (Size 4 and 6) available on SmartBride Boutique for $90 each!

Sophia Dress. Photography courtesy of

Splurge: Great gifts for your best friends

With the money you save on bridesmaid dresses, you could splurge a little and spoil your bridesmaids with a great gift, like a super cool evening purse for each of them, individually chosen to match their own unique taste and style, of course!

That’s all for this week.  Find more local wedding classifieds, including gowns, bridesmaid dresses, shoes and accessories, plus tips and resources to plan a smart and savvy wedding, at SmartBride Boutique.

This article was originally published on Sep 28, 2009

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