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Know That Something Borrowed Can Apply to Bridesmaids Too: $100
Most bridesmaid dresses cost between $150 and $200. Add $75 for shoes and another $60 for jewelry, CNN reports, plus $100 for manicures, hair and makeup (not to mention wedding gifts, travel expenses, etc.), and you're looking at about $1,700 to be in your best friend's wedding. Is it surprising, then, that companies have popped up offering rental dresses for the bride's BFFs? Little Borrowed Dress is one; it stocks a range of rental silk dresses for $50 to $75. Your gown arrives two weeks before the wedding day, and you just pop it in the mail after the party. You'll free up closet space and save yourself a very pricey conversation about how you'll turn your purchase into a cocktail dress.