(Closed) Bridesmaid dresses are in… They are the wrong colour!!

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Oh gosh, that stinks! How did you go about choosing the dress color to start with. Were there fabric swatches on hand that you were able to see? I’m just trying to think of how you could “prove” to the store that you were mislead about the color of the dress.

How much would the Etsy lady charge to make new dresses? It gets kinda tricky because as a BM, if I had paid $240 for a dress, there’s no way I could afford to buy another one. 🙁

Also, while it’s no good that the dresses are too big, bridal shops do usually recommend sizes based on a girl’s largest measurement to ensure that the dress doesn’t come in too small, with the expectation that it will need to be altered to fit. I don’t know if anyone ever gets a BM dress that actually fits perfectly. The only thing on the fit is that you could double-check the measurements that the salon took (which they hopefully have on file) and verify that the most appropriate sizes were ordered. However, I know that when I’ve been a bridesmaid, I’ve always been required to sign stating that I’m fully aware of what size I’m ordering and hence the fit isn’t the fault of the salon.

Do you have a photo of the dresses you received? That might help us think of some options for you too.

Post # 4
Member
11753 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it was the bridal shops error, they need to fix it!

Post # 5
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If it was your error rather than the dress shop’s, take it and run with it. Adjust your colors. Your bridesmaids paid a LOT of money for your wedding and it would be like a slap in the face to just tell them they’re not wearing it, and ‘here’s the new option.’ Consider a grey, olive green, and turquoise color theme.

Post # 6
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sounds like it would be a bridal store error.. I mean.. I can’t imagine any color called platinum having greenish undertones! Not from what I’ve seen anyway.

I would contact them, or maybe try to figure out what color they actually gave you vs. what color you wanted.

Post # 7
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665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Summerlengyel87:  just curious, what kind of lighting did you order them in and then see them in when they arrived? I have a coat I swear up and down I bought it green, but as soon as it’s in natural light it is deffinately brown and there wasn’t even the slightest hint of brown in the store (the store has florescent lighting as do most stores) maybe see one in the lighting you will have on your wedding day?

Post # 8
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9552 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

If the bridal shop truly screwed up then they should fix it without charge. If you just didn’t realize quite what color you were getting I think you just need to deal with it. Adjust some other colors if needed, but it probably won’t be nearly as big a deal as you think. Or get your girls new dresses and pay for it yourself. I definately would not recommend asking them to pay for a second dress.

Post # 11
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2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Summerlengyel87:  are those the same dress company/fabric, or just another bee’s picture of a platinum colored dress?  I have seen “platinum” range from light silver to a taupey, dark grey on different websites.

If I were in your position, I would just keep the dresses you already have.  That color will look lovely with blush and cream and your BM’s won’t have to pay any more.  Maybe use a lighter grey ribbon to tie their bouquets.

Post # 13
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2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Summerlengyel87:  I know its not what you were originally picturing, but here’s a few pics to show you that darker grey looks really nice with light pink and cream:

Post # 15
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh my, that is quite green. Does the color match the swatch that the bridal shop has? 

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