How to tell bridesmaids I picked their dress?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, email is fine. Or call. No big deal. Just tell them that you found the bridesmaids dress and they should get measured and order their dress by X date.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I told mine by text and sent them a picture.  2 were with me and the other 2 got a text.  I tried to get them all together the following weekend so I could see them all in what I picked but only the 2 I originally went with could make it so I sent them the pics and asked them to order by Oct. 15.  Come to think of it, the last 2 weddings I was in they told me via text too lol.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah, just email or text them telling them you found the dress! Tell them the color and any ther information they need regarding it. You may want to give them a date to get it by as well.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

My bridesmaids are spread out, too, and I have had good luck coordinating through a secret Facebook group.

FWIW, I think they will be pleased with this choice. It’s a flatting color, and isn’t very expensive.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@pinotgrigio:  my SIL just texted us a pic of the dress ( her BMS were all spread out geographically too) and said this is the dress! She then sent an email with the purchasing information. It was fine!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

when i picked out my girls’ dresses i sent them a picture and said “this is your dress. go buy it.” just kidding, i was nicer than that, haha.

my girls didn’t have a say in their dresses either. i just asked if there were any styles they didn’t care for or weren’t comfortable with and tried to take it all into consideration when i was shopping.

also, i would give them a definite deadline for when to order otherwise they may take forever to do it and you’ll be stressing over it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

As long as you’re sure there are no budget constraints, I think an email is fine.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Just letting them know you selected the BM dress is fine- especially since they are so spread out! I was talking to my FSIL about this yesterday- she got married last year and tried to involve all the BMs and make sure everyone liked the dress- she said it was a nightmare.  She recommended that I just pick out a dress and have the BMs order it.  The dress you picked out is a great BM dress and should be flattering on everyone.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@pinotgrigio:  I’m kinda in the same boat as you. I have 3 girls who live locally (yet have different work schedules) and 3 that live out of town. Its been a challenge getting together. I have created a private fb group for everyone to post dresses they like and hope to get them to agree on something (well most of them as I know I can’t please everyone). I would send them an e-mail saying you found this dress, send them the link and see if they all have a DB near them to go try it on. Have them send you a picture of them in the dress to make sure you like the look on your bm’s. I went shopping with one of my bm’s and we searched for a dress I loved, finally found it and it looked horrible on my bm (even she agreed she didn’t like it). Once you see it on you might change your mind. Hopefully it works for ya!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I sent my girls an email with the link to the dress I picked, the link to the authorized retailer we’re going to buy them from (rkbridal), the color name, and the absolute last date they need to order by. Then I’ll touch base with them a month before the orders are due and a week before to make sure everyone has gotten theirs in.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@pinotgrigio:  I would phrase the email in a way that allows a bit of commentary…I gave my bridesmaids about four options from which to choose.  All of them wanted straps for comfort reasons.  You might at least want to come up with a strapped version so they don’t feel uncomfortable.

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