(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress Shopping – Please Help – Advice Needed

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Most Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses take 2-4 months to come in. Since dye lot is rarely a true concern these days, you won’t all need to order at the same time, so you can ask the shop what the latest you can safely order is and then go get measured and place your order then.

I would not order a size down. Dresses are easy to altar, esp. Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I got one once that I knew was too big. I knew the woman measured me wrong and when it came in, I had to hold it up to keep it on… it would literally slip off my body it was so big. It was probably 3 dress sizes (so 6 numbers) or more too big. The seamstress had to take it apart at all five seams to altar it, but it looked perfect when she was done. Since Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses usually have a fairly simple shape, this is usually not a problem.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

my girls and i went to look at dresses at DB, we had no intentions of buying any dresses, we were simplying just lookign for styles.  but anyhow, i let my girls pick at every aspect of their dresses, and they all fell in love with the same one, and ordered them that day.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@bestbuddies:  You can get measured by a local seamstress and call in or fax your order as well.

The dresses are made when you order, so they won’t run out of sizes. You will just need to make sure you order within the proper timeframe.

My alterations were $60. The cost of alterations (at most places) depends on the number of things done, not the amount of fabric removed. So whether those seams had come in 1/4 inch each or 2 inches each wouldn’t have made a difference.

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