You can get red bridesmaid dresses for under ￡100, if you really do your research.
If you are on a tight budget for your wedding, and are considering a red theme for your bridesmaids, then there are some places you can go and get them for an affordable price.
Dark Red – One way to really save money and also for your bridesmaids to save money (since they quite often have to buy their own dresses) is to let them pick a dress themselves, rather than have everyone in the same style dress.
This can work out quite well, and I have seen this at a few weddings now. Basically you come up with the colour and theme for the dresses. Such as a dark red long bridesmaid dress, and let them go shopping themselves.
This works especially well, if your friends are in different towns and it is very awkward to get together to go shopping and fitting dresses. If your bridal party are all different sizes, then this may be the better way to get them all looking good for your wedding. After all, it is great that one of your bridal party are a size 2 and the dress you chose looks great on her, but your size 14 friend may not look as good in that style and would suit a different style.
So, let them pick their own red dresses and as long as they go by your theme, then they will look great. They can then shop for something they would wear again, and most likely a good price too. Many red cocktail dresses could also double as a red bridesmaid dress. You could get them to take a picture of it before they buy it and send it to you too.