Post # 1
Beware! Here Comes the Bride in Bethpage, New York, does not use true U.S. size charts for their bridesmaids dresses. Even if you send your correct and professionally measured measurements, they do not alert you that their size charts run 2 sizes smaller than standard U.S. size charts. I submitted my standard U.S. size and my accurate measurements. I received the dress in the size that I wrote on the order form, but this business also saw my measurements and at no time contacted me to say that the dress runs 2 sizes smaller. Instead, I am left with a dress that doesn’t come close to zipping and a $75 fee to return it.
Post # 2
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
Tera1 : it’s pretty well known that bridal sizing runs smaller than Street sizing
Post # 4
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 # 5
On the form to submit, it aks for both your professionally measured size and your dress size. My dress size is a standard 10, my measurements were written right next to the U.S. size. When they replied to my email, they stated that based on the measurements I am a 14 or 16. I’ve never been over a 10 in my entire life. Plus my measurements were right next to my U.S. size. Also, there was no size chart. Just a place on the form where you write your size, measurements, mailing adress and credit card info.
Post # 6
- 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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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!