(Closed) How early did you order BM Dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My wedding is in June, we ordered in October. It takes the dresses quite some time to come in anyways. I’m glad I ordered mine then, because mine we discontinued too!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I gave my BMs a deadline of March 31st to order their dress for my June 26th wedding.  And they all got their dresses already! My MOH ordered her dress in January though because her style was being discontinued. I think asking them to order it 11 months out might be a bit too much. Show us the style and color we might be able to find you something similar

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We will be ordering on June 25th for my September 25th wedding…three months ahead of time.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re ordering ours next month, so they’ll be ordered 9 months before the wedding.  I’ve planned pretty much our entire wedding, so I’d rather just order them soon, so it’s one less thing I have to keep thinking about.

If you love them and won’t change your mind, I’d order them!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Can you buy the dresses now and just wait to have them altered until a few months before the wedding? That is, if you’re confident that none of your bridesmaids would have a HUGE weight loss/gain within a year that wouldn’t be able to be altered.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you’re worried about getting them altered- are they stable at the weight they are now? Its the dress really fitted/would need to be altered at a slight weight change?

 

If you’re worried about money- pay up front and have the girls pay you back. I did this, I just had the girls pay me by the day the dress came in, which was in February, I think!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We ordered ours at about 4 months.  My engagement is only 11 months long and even I started to regret some early purchases by the time I got a more full image of the wedding in my head.  On the other hand, if you LOVE them that much and won’t change your mind, go ahead and order them.  Beware of BMs getting pregnant though.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

A year out is way too early to order bridesmaid dresses given potential weight gain/loss or pregnancy.

ETA if they really are flowy and only fitted at the bust, nevermind.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

for my wedding i had the girls order 5 months out.  the ones we ordered take about 3 months to come in.  i have been in two weddings where the brides decided 10 months to 14 months out and we ran into issues…  the first wedding the dress was being discontinued (ann taylor) and sizes were limited.  i ended up in a too small dress that couldn’t be taken out.  awesome. and the second wedding the bride decided on gowns 14 months out, then all of us put on a few pounds and all needed new dresses.  so just words of caution when ordering far in advance.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you love them, get them. My BMs ordered their dresses in February.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

mine was ordered 5 months before and they got them about 3 months before….the only problem with ordering so early is weight concerns. If your b. miads were to lose or gain weight would the dress be able to be altered? At the time she tried it on one of my bmaids dress fit perfectly…when it arrived it could not zip :S but she started exercising and within 2 weeks it was ok… something to think about

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We ordered at the end of March for an October wedding.

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