ordering bridesmaids dresses from different stores? will it matter?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sugarbee711:  My bridesmaid ordered from 3 different stores – I couldnt tell a difference at all!

Post # 4
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Sugarbee711:  I was just coming to post the exact same question!  My maids are in 2 provinces/3 cities.  I was worried that ordering them seperately might make a difference too.

Post # 6
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I did this for a friend’s wedding and it worked out completely fine. We just ordered the dress at the nearest retailer! 

Post # 7
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

They can’t guarantee the colors will match because the fabric is all from different lots.  However, this is also the case for most warehouse bridal stores.  It is only the more expensive boutiques that can guarantee it.  That being said, just because they can’t “guarantee” it, that doesn’t mean they won’t match- I have no idea how consistent the fabric is in different lots.  

We actually did get our dresses from a small boutique that can guarantee it, because I got my dress there and they gave them a really great price.  I do have an out of state bridesmaid, so we are having the dresses come in extra early so we can ship the dress to her so she can get it altered near her.  Had I not gotten such a good deal there, I probably would have just taken the chance and hoped that they matched

Post # 8
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I was told when looking at Amsale BM dresses that we needed to have all the girls order from the same store so that each dress was made from the same dye lot.  We didn’t end up ordering them, 2 girls are in IL, 3 in AZ so not sure if they would have been slightly off if we had ordered from different stores, but from what I’ve been told it’s safest to order them from the same place at the same time…Good luck 🙂

Post # 9
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was in the same boat! I picked out designer, color, and narrowed it down to about 6 dresses for my 3 BMs to select from, each wearing something different. Trouble was, their local bridal shops didn’t have the style they picked. They ended up sending me their measurements, and I ordered all 3 dresses for them at my local shop. When they arrive I’ll mail them out to my BMs so they can get alterations done. I paid for the dresses up front and my BMs will be reimbursing me, but we did get a quantity discount. 

I was told the same thing about dye lots, but it wasn’t that big of a deal to me if one dress was a hair lighter than the others. I was more focused on having my girls wear styles they liked. 

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