Post # 1
I heard through the grapevine that one of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses is too short… my Future Sister-In-Law should have ordered extra length (she’s 6 feet tall) and didn’t… and now her dress is too short (she hasn’t told me yet though, I’ve heard from two other people though that she’s trying to figure out what to do). Is there any way around this other than having to get a new dress? There’s no hem to let out, and she’s already wearing flat shoes.
Post # 3
Could everyone just have the dresses hemmed up to cocktail length? That’s the only thing I can think of that would work without ordering a whole new dress….
Post # 4
No, the wedding is a formal black-tie event, so they have to be long gowns. 🙁
Post # 5
What kind of dress is it? Maybe they can take it apart at the waist and attach a longer skirt to it? It might be pricey- depending on the dress/salon/seamstress it might be easier to get a new dress.
Post # 6
Ah, story of my life, every bridesmaid’s dress I’ve worn has been too short without the extra length. Are the other girls getting theirs altered/hemmed? Save the material from their alterations and see if it can be added to the length of hers.
Post # 7
What do the dresses look like? I am guessing she is not the Maid/Matron of Honor but a bridesmaid right? I was thinking of the posssibility of adding a sash or material (sewn in) to the top of the skirt to let the length out…but it would definitely depend on the dress. It would make her dress a touch different but if that’s not a concern it could be an option?
Post # 8
I wonder how bad it actually is. I’d look into adding soe material on the bottom, if you think the length difference is going to be noticeable. I wouldn’t try to match the material exactly, b/c it’ll look weird. Without knowing what your dresses look like — maybe have some lace poking out of the bottom?
Or even better, can she just return the dress?
Post # 9
Well, since your wedding isn’t until March, she needs to return it and reorder the correct length. Actually the salon where it was purchased should do this for her, since they should have measured her and known that it needed to be longer.
Post # 10
Can you post a pic of the dress? Its possible they could add lace and make it look intentional, but only on certain dresses.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
@vorpalette: That’s going to depend on whether she declined the length or not. The salon very well may have told her to order extra length and se decided not to and signed off on disagreeing with their recommendation. If, however, the salon told her to order the regular length, then, yes, OP, the salon should fix it. Since there is so much time left, I think she really needs ot order a new dress. It sucks that she may have to pay for it, but it sounds like she knew she probably needed the extra length, so that’s the risk she decided to take.
Post # 12
They’re A-Line dresses with a very fitted bodice, flowing out from the waist. She isn’t the Maid/Matron of Honor, so I don’t want her dress to be different.
She’s going to try to call the store and see if they’ll exchange it for extra length. I vaguely remember her saying she didn’t need extra length, but I could be wrong. If not, she’s out the money and will have to buy a new dress. Ugh, thanks for the help Bees.
Post # 13
Oh no! So sorry to hear this! Poo…
Post # 14
Update! I went to the Alfred Angelo store and told them the entire problem, including a new detail (my Bridesmaid or Best Man went to her local AA store who told her “Not our money, not our problem!”). The District Manager happened to be there when we came in, so she was actually the one helping us, along with the manager. They admitted that dresses are made for girls 5’9″ or less, and someone definitely should have noticed that she was 6 feet tall. They reordered the dress with extra length, waived all fees, and agreed to ship it to my Bridesmaid or Best Man as soon as it’s in.
Fortunately we did this far enough in advance that reordering doesn’t cause any time crunches! Thank you all for your advice! 🙂
Post # 15
@abbie017: Yay! So glad they were able to work that out! One of my bridesmaids also tops at at 6 foot so this was a huge concern for me!
Post # 16
@abbie017: That’s some impressive customer service! Glad it worked out