(Closed) Bridesmaid Dresses and Dye Lots

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I would have them all be measured at their local stores, and submit the order yourself, specifying that the dresses be shipped to the correct locations.  I have had brides do that for two weddings I was in, and it’s fairly common.  Anyway, that way they will come from the same dye lot.  There can be a visible difference.

Post # 4
99 posts
Worker bee

I’ve ordered 6 different sets of bridesmaid dresses separately and now with my wedding that is 7! They always warn you against the dye lots possibly being different if you order separately! But I’ve never had an issue!

I work in the fabric industry and we reject dyelots that are too far off the rest. A good company like Jim Hjelm would not have different colored dye lots that you would notice!

I’m sure you will be fine and I wouldn’t worry about it at all!

Post # 5
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

kariech05 makes a good point……

 my dresses are Alfred Angelo, a more budget designer. What I am doing is having each bm get measured independently and giving me their measurements. I will then take them all to the bridal shop and each one will call in and make her pmt via credit/debit card over the phone.

this way i get them all in the same dye lot. I need to email them reminders. we’re supposed to do that by the 30th.


Post # 6
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

The easiest stress free way is to get their measurements and order them from your store and have them call in with their credit card. That is what we are doing for my wedding so we don’t have to worry about the dye lots being different. Good Luck!!

Post # 7
50 posts
Worker bee

Ack…in the wedding that I’m in, being the bridesmaid and the other person being the Maid/Matron of Honor, we ordered from Netbrides.com at different times…I, too, hope there won’t be too much of a difference in color.

I always thought it was if you ordered it from the same company/store, same designer, it would be ok. We’ll see, I guess.

Post # 8
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve wondered about this, too, but I’ve always been a part of bridal parties that order at the same time. With one exception: one time when we used David’s Bridal, we all ordered from different DB’s, and the dresses (victorian lilac) looked fine (4 of them).

However, I asked a friend who was in a wedding with DB dresses and she said they ordered separately and there was a noticeable difference in their black dresses.

For my own BMs, I’m letting them order any dress they want from the particular designer (Mori Lee) as long as it’s in the color eggplant. They can order in either satin or chiffon. I’ve decided that any slight variation will not be enough to bother me. Since the dresses are different materials and different styles, I’m sure they will probably come from different dye lots. But even if they do, I’m determined not to let it bother me!

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