(Closed) How to get measurements for bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
Member
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Ask your bridesmaids to go to a tailor or drycleaner and have their measurements taken, then email them to you. I had one bridesmaid who was unable to do this (she was snowed in apparently) and had a friend take them instead, and they were way, way off. Her dress came in many sizes too large for her. Fortunately the alterations were able to fix it up just fine! But yeah a pro is a good idea here.

Post # 4
Member
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d pick the dress before they get measured.  On some dresses the measurements make a difference.  Also, don’t let them measure themselves! Most bridal shops will measure them and shouldn’t charge anything.  If they measure themselves they are at an odd angle and it may not come out correctly.

Post # 5
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

They can go to a seamstress or some shops to be measured.  If you are going to a chain store like David’s, they should be willing to measure them at their location and then give her a card to give to you.

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