Post # 1
This is the bridesmaids dress I really like: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/ml-monique-lhuillier-bridesmaids-strapless-ruched-cationic-chiffon-dress-nordstrom-exclusive/3268807?origin=category&resultback=853.
Because of its lack of in-store availability, it’s likely that two of my three bridesmaids would have to order it online without ever trying it on. Is that fair to ask? I’m stressing out that they’ll be annoyed, but it’s the only bridesmaids dress I really like in my color. I have a specific blush pink in mind, and this is perfect. It feels like I’m running out of time if I don’t go with this.
What say you? Would you secretly want to strangle a bride for having you order a dress you couldn’t try on? It’d be so much easier to just go with this dress, but I don’t want any feelings of resentment. I’m a people-pleaser, so it’s just adding to the stress level!
Post # 3
My BMs all ordered their dresses online without having ever tried them on. They went to a seamstress to be properly measured and the store was able to help get the best possible size for each of them. It worked out perfectly!
Post # 4
Figure out the return/exchange policy first. Make sure they confirm their measurements mesh witht the size of each dress (many web sites will explain measurements for their numerical sizes).
Also check with them if they would be ok paying for alterations and shipping, on top of an almost $200 dress. Do this individually so no one is embarassed by their financial situation.
Post # 5
Well, Nordstrom is really good about return policies, so your girls should be just fine! And chances are, alterations will need to happen, so I think they’ll be okay. As for if the girls will love the idea? Probably not, but hopefully they understand what needs to happen!