I've been a bridesmaid a couple of times, so I know the amount of preparation that is needed to create a nice wedding. My only wish is that I had a bridesmaid dress that I could have worn after the wedding. I ended up donating my bridesmaid dresses to a thrift store.
David's Bridal has really cute bridesmaid dresses like the one pictured here. It's nothing real fancy, but you want people to pay attention to the bride's dress anyway, right? Besides, you get more wear with this dress than some frumpy, frilly bridesmaid dress that is worn only once and then gathers dust in a closet!
David's Bridal even has pretty flower girl dresses that can also be worn after the wedding...
Now it's time to shop for my own dress!