Post # 1
All of my bridesmaids are out of town. How do I order their dresses? I was informed that I should order from the same place to make sure the colors match…How do I go about this…I was going to tell the girls to try the dress on at the nearest boutique, and then place the order at a boutique near my house and then ship it to them when they arrive. I dont want to be weird, but not sure how to handle the purchasing of the dresses..Any advice?
Post # 3
My cousin got married and had bridesmaids all over Texas. She told us the name of the color she had selected for us,and we each went to David’s Bridal and selected the dress that worked best for us in that color. This worked well. The only thing I would suggest is arranging a deadline to make sure everybody gets it taken care of on time.
Post # 4
JCrew has great-looking bridesmaids dresses! They are national so your friends can just order online and have them shipped to them. You wouldn’t have to worry about the colors being different b/c all the dresses would be coming from the same distributor.
Post # 5
Thanks guys. I wont worry too much about color. I guess it doesnt matter that they might be a shade different. Anything to make life easier =)
Post # 6
I just told each girl to get their measurements:
excerpt from my emails-
If you can send measurements:a. bust/chest: measure across the bust and back (not under bust)b. waist: measure around the natural waist, at the narrowest partc. hips: measure eight inches down from the waist with the tape parallel to the floord. Skirt length: the skirt length is the distance from the waistline to the bottom of the skirt
if you have a street size as well as measurements =) That will be great!
Then gave the measurements to my bridesmaid shop which they ordered, and you can ask them to send it to your bridesmaid, or if you want to look them over, pick them up and send them to your bridesmaid.
Post # 7
I’m having this issue b/c my three bridesmaids are in different states. If you go with a national chain like David’s bridal or Jcrew, it’s no problem. However, if you’re ordering through a bridal designer (ex: Watters/Wtoo like I am), they suggest you order them together to get the exact same color dye lot. So I’m having them all try them on in their perspective cities and then ordering them together in one order through Netbride. If you order them separately, they’ll be different dye lots and might have some variance of color, although I’m not sure it’d even be noticeable.