(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Question’s. Any Advice?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t know if there is a hard & fast rule about who makes the arrangements for looking at bridesmaid’s dresses.  But, if you asked your sister to make an appointment, and she didn’t, that kind of sucks.

As for all of the Bridesmaids being there…well it would be nice if they could all see the dress and give it their blessing, but sometimes life makes that difficult.  I had two of my three with me when we went shopping.  The third just said I will wear whatever you buy.  She knew what styles I was looking at anyways, so she was happy.

Post # 4
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1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

So you’ve already picked a dress?  Have any of your bridesmaids tried it on?  I know you like it, but have you seen it on anyone?  Do your bridesmaids know what it looks like?  What color it will be?  I don’t think all of your bridesmaids need to try it on, but you should probably have at least one of them try it on.  Once your decision is set, get your bridesmaids to call the store to give them their measurements so the dresses can be ordered.  Make sure they know when they need to have their orders in by.

Post # 5
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

since you want to be there to see your bridesmaids in the dresses and help decide which one/ones they’ll wear, i would definitely take them to look at dresses yourself. i think it would also be nice if you just went ahead and set up the apt, unless your moh offers to do it for you. i was in a wedding recently where some of the bridesmaids were either unable to come with us when picking out the dress or lived out of town. they just missed out on the fun and called in with their measurements after we all picked the dress. it worked out fine to go without them.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

I think you should set up the appointment, since you have the relationship with all the girls.

It sounds like you already have the dress picked out – is that the case?  If so, there’s no need to have the girls order them at the same time.  Just give them the info, and the deadline (or up it a bit, if you have BM’s that procrastinate) and then follow-up with the store to make sure all the orders are in.

However, if you have not decided on the dress and just want their opinions, I’d try to make a date that works for everyone – but, if some can’t make it, just go with the ones that can and base your decision on the input from the girls present.

I’ve been in a lot of weddings and never expect to be the one picking the dress – FYI

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