Post # 1
While I haven’t asked the ladies I have in mind for bridesmaids to be them yet, I’m looking for dresses. I don’t think I want them matching, so I want them to decide, from choices I give them what they want to wear and can afford.
I feel like what I want isn’t out there in places like David’s Bridal, Macy’s, Dillards, or JCPenney!
I want floor-length, long-sleeve (no jacket), purple dresses. It’s impossible.
I’m looking at online wholesale places (and under Mother of the Bride, for crying out loud!) and found some dresses, but do you think this is the way to go? I’m looking at http://www.dhgate.com/.
I’m also concerned because two ladies are out of state, in two different states, and one is four hours away and the other down the street. So, getting everyone for a fitting wouldn’t work. So, I’d give them the links, they can order it based on their sizes and get altered, if needed.
Is this a good idea?
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Post # 4
Three out of four of those are on my shortlist already!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
As for the sizing and all, no matter whether you order from a salon or online, your girls do not need to get together for a fitting. Even if you order from a salon, they all go get professionally measured locally. Most bridal salons and seamstresses will do this as a professional courtesy for free, but some will change. Then they send, fax, or call in those measurements to the salon. Do not order based on street sizes or estimates of measurements.
I got a dress once from Houseofbrides.com. Worked fine. Don’t know if they have what you are looking for though.
Post # 6
@BetterSherm: Just a warning… If you order from Sino-Treasure, they are not exactly true to size. We ordered Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from there for a wedding I was in last year. Long story short, the bride just ordered my street size (She thought I had told her this is what I wanted). Based on the measurements listed, I would have gone up one size… But the dress was at least 2 sizes too small. They have a clause that says something along the lines of… They have 2″ of wiggle room – so if the dress is 2″ bigger or smaller than the measurements listed on the chart, it’s still okay. Well, we all know 2″ is a big difference!
Thankfully, my seamstress was able to let the dress out! But it was scary and expensive 🙂 So… Just be very exact with your measurements!