If you didn't get your BM dresses from a bridal store, where did you get them?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

Not sure if this counts because they have a bridal department, but I got mine from J Crew.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My maids went mismatched, and ended up with dresses of the same color from J.Crew, Ann Taylor, ModCloth, Nordstrom’s, and a local boutique. If you go with Ann Taylor, they have 40% off sales all the time if you sign up for the emails. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

 I just had my BM’s buy a grey dresses from normal retail stores.  One bought their dress at H&M, the other at JCPennies.  

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

my friend got hers from modcloth.com

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

MrsNarwhal:  I got ours from Marks and Spencer. It’s a British department store, but they have a depot in the US so it didn’t cost any more to order a dress for my bridesmaid who lives in the US! They were gorgeous and so many people asked if we’d had them made specially. Sorry, don’t have a picture on my phone!

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

we got ours made by jasmine’s bridal shop! They turned out amazing! I am so happy with them. I liked the freedom to choose whatever style we wanted in whatever colour we wanted. It didn’t end up costing much less than the bridal shops, but they were higher quality than most bridesmaids dresses.<br /><br /><br />

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I got mine from Light In The Box (online site) – turned out great!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I bought mine from a Bari Jay supplier!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Dhgate.com

 

cheap but so beautiful!! Was so happy with them!! My 2 other friends have also used dhgate and were super happy. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We went with a dress from Francesca.

Glad DHgate worked out for someone, but I’d advise extreme caution. We bought a dress off there that was supposed to be a replica of a dress sold in the UK (the store doesn’t ship to the US; hence DHgate). They even used the UK store’s photo. The dress we got was nothing like it. Pleats were sewn down, rather than allowed to drape naturally; it was chiffon instead of what looked like (based on the photo) a jersey material; and there was boning put into the bodice… The DHgate version’s torso actually looked like a suit of armor, as the dress shoulders didn’t even touch my sister’s shoulders. The dress floated above her body, because the entire bodice actually *sat straight up* from her hips. We have an excellent seamstress friend (she used to head up an entire factory or something), and she couldn’t do anything to fix it.

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Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

My friends got her BM dresses from JCPenny. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My bridesmaids are mismatched and high street, they all look fantastic and a fraction of the price of real BM dresses

Post # 15
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Busy bee

MrsNarwhal:  I got mine at Nordstroms! They have such a great return policy. One of my bridesmaids was cash strapped so after she wore the dress for the wedding, she returned it and got her money back–no questions asked!

Also, I got it when it was on sale for $118, so it was a great deal.

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