Beware of Here Comes the Bride and their sizing charts!

posted 1 year ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
1216 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

They should have gone off of your measurements rather than the street size that you indicated, but it’s pretty standard that bridal sizes (including bridesmaids) are about 2 sizes smaller than street sizes. It’s not specific to this company. 

Post # 3
3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Tera1 :  it’s pretty well known that bridal sizing runs smaller than Street sizing

Post # 4
4098 posts
Honey bee

So, you are saying their size chart lied?  That even though the chart said X measurement = Y size, that measurement really equals Y minus 2 size? 

Or are you saying you just wrote down your street size regardless of the chart and then also wrote down your measurements and expected them to read your mind and figure out what you meant?  

You also realize that the shop is selling numerous designers and each designer has their own size guide, right?  The store didn’t unilaterally decide the sizing – you have to pay attention to the size guide for each designer and not go on street size.  This sounds like a case of the store gave you exactly what you asked for and you just didn’t know better or pay close enough attention.

Post # 6
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Kaneohe, Hawaii

Tera1 :  like other pps have mentioned, bridal sizing is way off. I’m a 6 or 8 in regular clothing but my wedding dress was a 12. Sorry to hear about your issues though and hopefully the company can work with you in alleviating your concerns  

Post # 7
4098 posts
Honey bee

I went to their website and there is a sizing chart on literally every single dress on there and how to determine your size in their FAQ.  It also states you are responsible for putting down the correct size per the sizing charts but they can assist you in finding the correct size if you would like assistance.  It took 90 seconds of internet searching to figure it out.

Are you saying that you just mailed or faxed in a piece of paper with no explanation provided of how to determine what to order whatsoever without talking to them first or going to their website?  And then they didn’t inform you of the correct size until you complained after the fact?

Post # 8
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Tera1 :  If they told you that your measurements put you in a 14 or 16, why didn’t you get a 14?  Bridal sizing is way different than street sizes.  It’s always easier to take a dress in than to try and let one out.  Sounds like this one is on you after all, since they emailed to tell you that you needed a larger size.  

Post # 9
3491 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

So they gave you specific sizing recommendations based on your provided measurements and you decided to disregard what they advised bc you’ve *never been over a size 10*? Even though wedding dress sizing is completely different from standard dress sizes? Am I reading that update correctly? If so you’re 100% at fault and I’m not sure how you fail to realize it.

Post # 10
395 posts
Helper bee

heavenlyflower :  This.

Sorry, Bee, I know you’re bummed but they specifically told you the size that you woud be and you chose not to order it. They probably didn’t confirm a second time because they assumed you had read their recommendation and decided to size down to account for planned weight loss, as many brides do. 

Post # 11
47138 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

When they replied and said you were a 14 or 16, what did you do? Did you respond and ask for clariication? Or did you tell them to go ahead with the 10?

Their website clearly tells you to order by each designer’s own size chart.

Post # 12
1291 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah, I don’t see how the confusion is their fault.  I am a street size 8 and my wedding gown, and almost every bridesmaid dress I’ve ever gotten, has been a size 12.  At first I was like “whaaaat?…” then I realized that’s unfortunately how it goes.

If you can’t put your ego aside for one moment to order the correct size, then I don’t know what else you can do.

Post # 13
11977 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Tera1 :  this is one of those things you don’t know until you’re in a wedding- but yeah, PP are right that bridal sizes are two sizes (ish) up usually. 

Will you be able to get the dress you need on time? Sorry you had to learn this the hard way! 

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