How early/late to order bridesmaids dresses?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@June14Bride:  I’d crosscheck this with whatever BM dress designer you end up going with, but 4 – 6 months is usually kind of the going time to order BM dresses.  Sometimes rush orders can happen, but they would cost more, and would be the cause of way more stress than necessary!

Post # 4
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Wow, I’ve never heard of bridesmaids acting like that! I know they can usually alter the dresses a size or so if that helps, but make sure they order way before a month ahead or they will be SOL. Most of my wedding party ordered their dresses about 5-6 months out from the wedding date. One person didn’t order and when I went to do it myself three months from the wedding date the store told me it was too late and I wouldn’t get it in time for the wedding. Now I have to order a different gress. ARG. My advice is do not wait! I agree with PP that it might be a good idea to check with the store you are ordering from and then you can tell them that you are required to order them in that time frame or they aren’t wearing dresses.

Post # 5
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You’re kind of at the ideal time to order them right now.  If you go somewhere like David’s Bridal they probably could get dresses fast, but you aren’t going to be able to get designer bm dresses in a month.  Just tell them they need to order their dresses and can get it altered down to size the month before.  They are being ridiculous

Post # 6
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The sooner the better in my opinion. It took us 12-16 weeks for my bridesmaid dresses to come in. There were Bill Levkoff and we purchased them from because they were WAY cheaper than any bridal stores in my area. 


Post # 7
8388 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@June14Bride:  I didn’t see what my bridesmaids were wearing until the day of my wedding.  I think it just comes down to how much you care about what they wear.  If you’re really concerned, I would think that getting it done sooner would be better than later.

Post # 8
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

How bloody irritating! Nothing worse than skinny people whining about their weights, and in this context? UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!

I will write them a mean email for you! Just let me know! 🙂

Post # 9
957 posts
Busy bee

@June14Bride:  It depends where you order from, but right now seems like a good time. With my dresses, the deadling was May 1 and the dresses came in late mid October, and my wedding was mid November. 

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