(Closed) Bridemaids dress craziness, advice please!

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

my Maid/Matron of Honor literally refuses to be available unitl the first weekend in Feb

maybe she is not available (i have schedules like this, i can tell you 12mths in advance that im not available months at a time) and you will have to work around that – can you do a shopping trip without her and keep her in the communication loop

how long will the dresses take to be made – 5mths seems ok

Post # 4
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

my girls got their dresses from David’s bridal. They ordered them in September, and are due in December. I think 5 months would be plenty.



Post # 5
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It can depend on a lot of factors. The biggest one is of course where you are ordering from, if you’re doing a higher end designer they may take longer since they may be made specifically for you. For larger stores and places like David’s stock is the biggest issue–popularity of the size and color and where they are in their production calendar.

My BM’s ordered from DB’s and one got her dress in like 2 weeks! Another waited longer  to order and ended up having to get the next size up and pay for alterations because they couldn’t get her size in in time, that was 7 weeks before the wedding.

Realistically your Maid/Matron of Honor is right that for a July wedding Bridesmaid or Best Man dress shopping in Feb should be perfectly fine. I don’t know any designer who woudn’t be able to get a dress in 5 months. If you’re really anxious about it then go without her with some of your other girls to just get an idea, if she doesn’t want to give her opinion from the get go it’s her loss I guess.

Post # 6
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Me and my girls went to davids bridal and ordered the dresses, only takes about 3 months for them to come in..when i went i had all but one of the girls with me, it was hard but the girl who didnt come said whatever we all decided on she would go with, of course i felt horrible cause she couldnt be there..her work schedule is crazy..i did end up ordering hers when we all placed the orders, i showed he while we were there and she loved it too =) Good luck!

Post # 7
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree you have PLENTY of time if you look in Feb, but why does she want to wait? Is she just refusing, or is she busy?

Post # 9
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i would go without her and send her pics of what you find.  come february, you might have other girls who are not available.  so if you have 5/6 now, i say take it!  as long as your Maid/Matron of Honor is not too difficult about which dress she will wear, it should be ok.  

Post # 10
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was told it takes 4 months for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses to come in where I ordered from.  3 of my 4 BMs are out of town, so it was hard to coordinate schedules.  I had 3 of them in town 1 weekend and the 4th Bridesmaid or Best Man tried on a bunch of dresses for me the week prior so I knew she loved my top choice.  She gave me her measurements and her credit card over the phone in the store and it worked out just fine with 1 girl missing.  The dresses will be done in plenty of time for my March wedding (we ordered about 3 weeks ago).

Post # 11
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just keep in mind that some dresses do take 6 months and if it needs to be rushed it will be an extra cost i was trying to get my dresses 4 months out and it took the price up from $129.00 to $98.00 per dress.. But honestly I would say go without her…then if the dress you chose works on her great… but if not it is always completely exceptable to put her in a different gown from the other ladies since she is the Maid/Matron of Honor

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