Bridesmaid dresses issues

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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whatwedding :  The bride didn’t bother to ask you all what your sizes are? Is she experienced with alterations? This is hard to believe.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

It’s her wedding and if she wants to alter them I say so be it! Less work for you. Realistically, she made the mistake of purchasing dresses no one had tried on by just “grabbing sizes” (non refundable dresses too). I don’t think the bridesmaids should then have to pay to fix this. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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whatwedding :  That’s so weird, I’m honestly shocked that a bride would do that lol. That would stress me out so badly.

Anyways, did she pay for the dresse? If so I’d honestly shell out $100-200 to get it professionally altered. Even if everyone else doesn’t, I wouldnt want to take the risk and end up wearing a dress that didn’t fit me properly and feel all self conscious in it all day.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

If the dresses aren’t flattering, well they aren’t your wedding pics and the bride will reap what she will literally sew

If she’s willing to foot the bill then I think you just have to grin and bear it. Its a lot of work for her to do the alterations. I always told friends that if I were in their wedding I would wear whatever they want me to and if its a potato sack then I will rock it. If your concern is more about the timing, then I think all you can do is try to be supportive and let her work.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

It is her problem to fix.  Let her have at it.

I also would not be paying her for a dress I had zero input on and was not ordered to fit me.  This wasn’t a loan or a favor.  She got what she wanted – this is her responsibility to finance and fix.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I would definitely let her fix them herself. I would rather wear a too large dress for one day in someone else’s wedding than pay over $150 in alterations. It sounds like she feels bad about the situation and wants to make it right without inconveniencing you. 

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