Post # 1
I’ve got an odd question. I keep hearing that my bridesmaids should all order their dresses at the same time so they’ll be from the same dye lot (and therefore exactly the same color). Now, I have 4 girls in 4 different states. If they all order the same dress from shops in their areas at the same time, will they be made from the same dye lot, or does it have to be at the same time from the same store? I hope that question makes sense.
Post # 3
@FutureMrsBondo: Personally, what I did was have everyone order from the same store. Once the dresses came in, the store was able to ship directly to the girl’s homes. It was the only way to be sure they were all from the same dye lot. The girls can get measured anywhere, and then call the store you pick and order what they need!
Post # 4
Hrm, that’s a good question… I have a feeling it has to be from the same store… the thing is though, they told that to me too, then we had a huge Bridesmaid or Best Man dress drama with one not fitting and so the new dress is not going to be from the same dye lot as the other two. I’m hoping that it’s not that big of a difference… navy is navy, right? I would call your dress store and ask them. They should know. Good luck with it!
Post # 5
you know, when i was a Bridesmaid or Best Man we each ordered our dresses in different shipments and there weren’t any noticeable color differences. probably depends on the manufacturer though (these were dessy dresses).
Post # 6
I don’t know the answer to your question, but I can tell you about my experience.
I had 4 bridesmaids who all ordered their Occasions and Lazaro (yes, two different lines from the same Jim Hjelm line) dresses from different bridal shops in different states at different time.
I didn’t notice any issues with mis-matching of the colors at all.
Post # 7
Most major bridal chains now control their dying process so precisely that there isn’t a difference anymore. I know that DB will try to tell you there is, but a good friend of mine works there and has assured me that there’s no difference anymore.
Post # 8
Everyone- thank you so much for your comments! I’m definitely goin to ask the stores to double check like @JenuineMulder suggested, and it’s good to hear other brides experiences with this. I don’t knwo what I’d do without the bees on these boards! 🙂
Post # 9
I was at my friends wedding a few weeks ago. All the bms were to wear a satin lavender dress. The moh and 2 bms bought the dresses as soon as the bride picked them out but the 4th bm had some issues and had to wait a few months and ordered the same dress months later. When she got it she didn’t realize was off. you could tell the difference between her dress which was lilac and the others which where lavender. Lilac vrs Lavender not a big difference but yes it was noticeable.
Post # 10
Having had experience with ordering dresses through Jasmine (B2), David’s Bridal, and Alfred Angelo, I’ve never seen any difference in the colors. Most places, it doesn’t matter anymore. It might depend on the brand you’re ordering from. I even had to order a second Jasmine bridesmaid dress when the first was two small (4 months after everyone else), and it didn’t look any different. Good luck!
Post # 11
All of my BMs ordered different brands of navy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and when they stand next to each other you can’t even tell any color differences. Some brands the color was named differently (Navy, Cobalt, Midnight) but they are all navy in the end. I really don’t think it would be much of an issue.
Post # 12
Here’s a picture of what they’re wearing. You can tell a slight difference in the second from the right but other than that they are really similar in natural light.
Post # 13
As long as they are the same brand i dont think it would be a huge deal! good luck!
Post # 14
One of my maids ordered her gown at a shop local to her. You couldn’t tell they were from different dye lots.