Post # 1
Went with Maid/Matron of Honor to pick up the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses tonight. Before we left I wanted to take them all out of the bags and take a pic of them together. They are the same fabric, all by Alexia, but 3 different dresses. I took off the bags and one of them seemed to be not even the same shade as the others (middle). I sent the pic to my mom with no mention of the color, and her she asked me later “is one of the dresses darker than the others?”
I brought them home (MOH took the 3rd home with her- these are getting mailed out), and they look a lot better better in some lights, but not good at all in others.
(stupid cell phone rotated pics!)
The thing is the bridal shop made such a stink about ordering them together so they’d be from the same dye lot so I ordered them for the Out of Town bridesmaids here instead of having them get their own.
What do you think? Am I being a paranoid bridezila? Or is it worth calling the shop?
I should mention I have until summer and I’m anticipating most photos will be outside…
Post # 3
I would most definitely call the shop, especially since they made a big deal about you ordering the dresses at the same time to get the same colour. If they’re all the same brand and fabric then they should also be the same colour. You’re not being a bridezilla by complaining.
Post # 4
It is pretty obvious.. I would contact the store. The colors shouldn’t be off that far at all.
Maybe ask if 2 of the dresses were washed or something?
If the shop won’t fix it, maybe you could get some rit dye and dye the other 2 dresses the same dark color as the 3rd?
Post # 5
Thanks… Needed some outside opinion… I just hope the shop agrees and fixes it!
Post # 7
If the store mentioned ordering them at the same time to ensure they’re from the same dye lot (a very important point, by the way), then I am logically presuming that all of these dresses are from the same manufacturer and line. However, I completely agree that something is not right. In fact in one of your photos, one of the dresses looks black and the other looks Navy.
The only possible conclusions I can draw based on my limited knowledge of the situation is that one of these dresses is made of a different fabric than the others (silk vs. polyester perhaps?), or that the direction of the fabric is of a different orientation than the others (upside down, possibly?), or that someone in the supply chain decided to substitute an existing dress from a DIFFERENT dye lot, thinking no one would notice (wrong.) Definitely notify the store immediately. It may be necessary to have all three dresses is remade.