(Closed) Trouble with a BM dress…

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Is it possible for you to offer to help out with the alterations?

How much is the price difference between the two dresses? I frankly would be livid since it was not agreed upon for her to buy the A-Line.


Post # 5
986 posts
Busy bee

@Ktrader21: First of all, let me assure you that as the BRIDE, you WILL steal the show. Period. People are coming to watch you and your Fiance, not the wedding party. But regardless, I would purchase the dress you’d like her to wear and pay for the alterations. Do I think that’s fair? Not really, but at least then she’s wearing what you want her to wear. If you can live with her standing out, then go that route. Perhaps you can compromise and she can wear your dress for the ceremony and photos, then change for the reception if she prefers the other style? Just an idea! Hope it works out 🙂 

Post # 6
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford

Can you post photos of the dresses?  How old is she?  Are you considering her a “junior” bridesmaid?  If she is last in the line of girls (furthest away from you), and not in the middle of the other girls wearing the same dress, it would make me feel a little better about it.  As long as it is the same material and color as the other girls, it might end up being fine. Your other option is to try calling the store, see if you can make an exchange of the A-line for the pickup dress you want for her, and then pay for alterations or price difference if needed.  No matter what, you will definitely have all eyes on you- people will think it’s intentional that the youngest girl had a different dress.  As much as us brides worry about things, everyone attending the wedding thinks things were supposed to be the way they ended up!   

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