Post # 1
I am soo disappointed!
I thought I had found THE dress for my bridesmaids and was SO excited for it. It’s a Monique Lhuillier from Nordstrom. The woman at the store told me they could batch order them so they all come from the same dye lot, however she was wrong about this and they actually cannot do that. (Not sure why you have a bridesmaid collection yet won’t do this). So, now I am bummed! My mom is adamant about them being batch ordered. Should I go with them (not tell my mom they aren’t being batch ordered – I already told her they said they could do it) and risk them all being the same shade of navy? Or do I scrap it and look for a new dress (this is the first dress I have loved the color of and love the dress and have been searching for MONTHS and am running out of time to pick something)
Post # 4
a friend of a friend who works in the bridal/wedding industry told me they say that as a tactic for you to order all at once
Post # 5
I think it would be okay, all eyes will be on you anyways 🙂
Post # 6
@missPharmDee: So are you saying that even if I get dresses at a Bridal shop, they aren’t actually batch ordered?!
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
For the most part, the dye-lot problem is a thing of the past. Most designers use dyes now that are mixed using machines and they can matc the shade perfectly. Think about what Home Depot can do if you bring in a paint chip. Their spectral analysis machines let them match the color EXACTLY. There are still a few exceptions though, so do your reseach and find out if the dye lot actually matters for Monique Lhuillier. They probably have a customer service number you can call.
Post # 8
The dye-lot thing is no longer a big issue. It used to be, but fabric dying is now much more sophisticated and is calibrated by computer. So you don’t have to worry about any more than you do buying paint at the paint store and hoping each can will be the same – they’re all mixed by computer.
This is why bridesmaids who are all spread out geographically can each just go to their nearest chain store and buy a dress in a designated color.
Post # 9
Go for it. Are there multiple sizes of the dress at the store? How different are the colors? I’m guessing it’s not that noticable.
Oh, and if your mom’s being a pain on this one, maybe you shouldn’t mention it
Post # 10
Thank you for all your responses – they make me feel much better about going for it! I was thinking the same thing about paint from home depot (since I just painted our kitchen!)
@AlwaysSunny: There’s only 1 dress at the store (by pure luck) so I can’t compare – they didn’t even think they had it because they don’t carry the bridesmaids dresses and they found it in a box ready to ship back out since they don’t carry them (I took this as a sign it was meant to be!)
I’m hoping I can keep my mom in the dark about this – though I am sure she will go and ask at the store herself. But, I’m kind of at the point of I don’t care, this is my choice and this is what we’re doing. If they’re all different shades of blue then so be it!
Post # 11
Also, I would love to know the reasoning behind the Don’t Do It’s! Come on ladies, help me out here! Tell me why I shouldn’t!
Post # 12
@MrsWBS: The people who are saying “don’t do it” aren’t aware of the recent information and technology about dye lots and how they calibrated by a computer, as has been pointed out above.
Post # 13
There was just a psat recently with a ton of girls saying that the dye lots didn’t matter. Their girls had all ordered at different times or even gotten a used dress from long ago.
Post # 14
i think it should be alright, it is just a small problem. you might find another dress and colour that you loved later on
Post # 15
Can we see a picture of a the dress? Maybe someone knows of a very similar dress?
Post # 16
@Pinkmoon: Interesting – where did you see this?