(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress Dilemma

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Two months before should be OK, though they may have to pay a rush fee – one of my BMs is due in a week and a half, and my wedding is in 16 weeks.  So long as you choose a style that isn’t terrible when loose, they should be fine.  Choose something that at least has straps (preferably more than spaghetti straps), and go with an empire waist (right below the bust.)  

Something that laces instead of zipping or buttoning would be perfect – there’s essentially no alterations other than a hem needed on those – but it may be hard to find in a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress.  

Also, my maids requested a wrap to cover stretch marks on their arms. 

Post # 4
81 posts
Worker bee

It would definitely be better to have them order dresses too large than too small. A dress that’s too big can easily be taken in, but a dress that’s too small won’t have enough fabric to be let out. 

Post # 6
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Thanks! I’m going through this same thing. I am going to ask them their opinion on the whole matter, but we already picked out the dresses a few days before we asked the pregnant ones (long story…) Anyway, I hope it all works out!

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