(Closed) Bridesmaid dresses and rush fees– when is it too late?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@yassim: I’ve found that Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses take about 4 months. I just ordered mine for my May wedding last month and had to do a rush fee because they said it would come in on April 27th, ack!

I would start looking now, so that you aren’t faced with the same problem. As for a wedding dress, I have heard some take 8 months but it is rare, most seem to come within 4-5.

Post # 4
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My girls’ dresses were quoted to arrive in 11-16 weeks. But they arrived in 6 weeks! Better early than late!

If you are really worried they won’t arrive, go with the non-bridal brands (ie. J.Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor). They ship just like a regular online clothing order so they’ll arrive in a week or two with standard shipping.


Post # 5
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

All my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are from David’s Bridal and I was quoted 4-8 weeks and they came in less than 2 weeks!

Post # 6
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It totally depends on the brand. Call around to different stores and check – you’ll be surprised by how much it varies.

Post # 7
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ask the shop what the lead times are for various designers. Some come in more quickly than others.

Also, depending on what you’re looking for, there are a lot of “mainstream” stores that now carry bridesmaids dresses (or you could even just buy regular dresses from Nordstrom or something!) J Crew, Nordstrom, The Limited, Macy’s, Anthropologie, etc all have bridal sections now!

Post # 8
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I don’t think you have to pay rush ordering fees for your BMs as long as you act fast. My BMs just ordered theirs and we’re getting them in 3-4 months. I also have a 6 month engagement and I ordered my dress on day 3 of being engaged!!! Everyone at the salon said I was pushing it, but that Watters is usually faster and it should be here in mid-May. Here’s for hoping! 🙂

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