Best Places For Bridesmaid Dresses For Every Budget In Tampa Bay

May 12, 2013 3:00 PM

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Being a part of a wedding is an honor, but sometimes the financial burden can be pretty steep. Between throwing showers, buying gifts and purchasing a bridesmaid dress, things can get pricey. But being a part of a someone’s love story doesn’t have to put a damper on your wallet. There are many locations across the Tampa Bay area that carry bridesmaid dresses for all sizes, shapes and budgets.
Athena’s Bridal Boutique
2083 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 461-0225
Clearwater’s Athena’s Bridal Boutique has been serving the Tampa Bay area for more than 30 years. Finding the perfect, affordable bridesmaid dress is as easy as cake when shopping at Athena’s. Accredited by the National Bridal Association, Athena’s has designer gowns from Bill Levkoff, Mori Lee, Venus and more for your bridal party. The store also carries flower girl dresses and gowns for junior bridesmaids. The boutique doesn’t require a full payment initially and will even hold the dress until the big day for no extra cost. Athena’s also has tuxedos for the groom and his accompanying groomsmen.

Good As New Consignment and Bridal Shoppe
1273 S. Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 366-1234

Weddings can get expensive and no couple or bridal party should sacrifice happiness and the wedding of their dreams for money, so why not find a less expensive option to finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses? Good As New Consignment and Bridal Shoppe features a wide selection of dresses for the entire bridal party. The Shoppe only accepts the best of pre-owned bridesmaid dresses in all sizes, including plus sizes. Prices can be up to 75-percent off the original cost with some dresses as low as $65.

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Olga’s Bridal Boutique
310 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 120
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 877-1197

Tampa’s Olga’s Bridal Boutique has been helping Bay Area brides create their dream day for nearly two decades. The boutique has designer bridesmaid dresses for all types of weddings from casual to formal to outdoor ceremonies. With reasonable prices, Olga’s is a great place for brides to find both their dream dresses and the perfect gowns for their bridal party. Olga’s also specializes in alterations and sells dresses for flower girls and the mother of the bride.

Sarasota Brides & Formalwear
4051 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 927-4969

Sarasota Brides and Formalwear offers custom bridesmaid dresses for all weddings. All dresses are made to order so brides and their bridal parties won’t have to worry about trying to find a dress that is perfect. Appointments are requested so that consultants can take a special amount of time with each bridal party. Jewelry, shoes and bags are also available to make perfect looks for all types of weddings. Sarasota Brides & Formalwear is an affordable boutique that helps bridal parties of all sizes find everything they need for the big day.

Something Blue Bridal Boutique
3621 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 747-1512

Something Blue Bridal Boutique is known for its custom-made dresses for the entire wedding party. Its selection of bridesmaid dresses offers styles for every type of wedding. Designers include Alfred Angelo, Bill Levkoff and many more. Most bridesmaid dresses cost anywhere from $99-$179 depending on style and size. Dresses may take up to 16 weeks to be finalized so plan accordingly.

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