(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress Hell

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I order the dresses even though they won't be made in the same dye lot?!

    Go for it

    Don't do it

  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I seriously think the “same dye lot” thing is so silly. Think about all of the stuff you can order from David’s Bridal in the same color. You can order guest books, candles, shoes, dresses, flower girl dresses, etc., all in the same shade. There’s no way they’re dying all that stuff at the same time, but it still all matches! Don’t worry about it, it will be fine!

    Post # 18
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    7552 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @MrsWBS:  Oh good! And your mother will check with the store?! Yikes! 

    Post # 19
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @MrsWBS:  order them and don’t worry about it.  My girls also wore navy. At David’s Bridal they encouraged me to have all my girls order at the same time from the same store so it would be in the same lot.  But with my girls all over the country I just had them order from their local store. It worked out fine…Navy is one of those colors where you can’t see a large difference in the shade unless its WAY off. My girls even had different fabrics, which David’s also said I shouldn’t do (they each picked their own dress) and the shade was right on.

     

    Post # 23
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I say go for it because as everyone has said the risk is minimal and with that colour any variation would be so hard to notice.

    If you love them get them!

    and hopefully you’re mum will leave you alone about it – it’s YOUR day so your decision 🙂

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Thank you! Yes its Marine.  I had girls in Satin, chiffon, and cotton… serisously across the board and they all looked great and the colors matched. 

    Post # 25
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I hate to say this… as it might make your life harder….
    But my bridesmaids dresses were batch ordered, but some how they came from different dye lots. I got them and took the girls to see them and could most obviously tell they were different dye lots, and when I took photos it looked even worse.
    Luckily the bridal salon had them all remade (as it was the designers fault), but I cant imagine if they hadn’t done that and I had to look at that in my photos for the rest of my life. It would have driven me nuts!!

    That being said, to me, personally, I think it’s important that the dresses come from the same dye lots, as I have seen the product of them coming from different dye lots… and I wanted to cry.

    Wishing you all the best

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @Ms.Meghann:  What color were your dresses?  I think that color variations are more obvious in some colors.. with Navy its pretty tough to tell.  Sorry that happened to you!

    Post # 27
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @futuremrsbrunell:  Personally I think “navy” and “black” are the easiest to tell colour variations in… In general, the darker the colour, the more obvious the difference.

    Navy is especially difficult (in my experience) as some can be slightly more grey, or darker, or lighter, or more purple, etc..

    OP, In the end, its your decision (obviously), I just tell that if it was me, I would want to be informed on both sides of the issue before I made a decision….. Just wanted to point out some things you may not have thought about.

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @MrsWBS:  My dresses are made from a satin sheen cotton material. Its VERY unique.
                      The designer is Twobirds.

     I suggest you go back to the store, and check various “navy blue” samples from that designer (regardless of the dress style) to see how the colour/ dye lot can change. It is completely possible that your designer uses a unique process that will make sure all of the dye lots are as similar as possible. So if you go back to Nordstom, collect as many Monique Lhuillier “navy” dresses as possible, and hang them all up beside eachother, that way you’ll be abler to see if the shades change at all/ if you can tell/ or care.

    I was a bridesmaid for my friends wedding, and we did this process to determine which dresses were compatible (colour wise) because we bought dresses off the rack (so they all came from different dye lots). When we did this we were able to find the 4 we needed in the same shade (looked really close to being the same dye lot), but there were definately 5 or 6 that the colours looked really different. (For those we were looking at Dessy, Alfred Angelo, Bil Lev., and Mori Lee.

    Hope that helps.

    Post # 31
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i really really dont think it matters if they are not the exact same shade. 

    But this is coming from a girl who said “pick a knee length purple dress” to her bridemaids.  So i think different shades look fantastic. 

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