Post # 16
Fellow Canadian June bride here. My ladies (scattered across three countries and five cities/towns) are about to place Azazie orders — i’ve seen these dresses in person and they look good, and they do custom sizing which reduces risk. Alternately I hear infinity dresses like Henkaa recomended a lot — the kind that tie in a bunch of different ways. They’re kind of one size fits most I think so could be a good solution?
Post # 17
Curious where you ordered the initial dresses off of that was such a fiasco. I’m a big fan of mismatched dresses. 13 months out from my wedding and still probably going that route since it was the experience I enjoyed most when a bridesmaid and seems the most doable way to give people choice in the palette we’re looking for. One option might be to choose a color (like black) that your bridal party may already have in their closet.
Post # 18
Some online places ship in less time than that.
My girls did dresses from azazie. I think their production time right now is 9 weeks. I told my girls the color I wanted and they each picked a dress style that suited them (mismatched dress wasn’t the original plan but it made my life so much easier in the end). It was honestly painless and none of them had to do more than minor alterations from the standard sizes they ordered. The quality was also really good for the price and they have a lot of styles and colors.
Post # 19
Those dresses look amazing! I really like Azazie, I keep going back there to check it out. My sister/maid of honour is really against ordering online, so I might go with this shopping day and we’ll try our best, but definitely use Azazie as a back up. We should have plenty of time for that, even in February. And their ink blue colour is just what I want!
Post # 20
Why is your Maid/Matron of Honor so against ordering online? My girls lived all over the country and got their dresses from ASOS.com. Free shipping and returns with tons of choice and really reasonable prices, and they ship straight away. In your situation I would definitely buy online!
Post # 21
The plus with Azazie is that if you order a custom size and they still need altered they will send you a $50 credit to do so. We are using Azazie for ours. Maybe your Maid/Matron of Honor could look over the website herself and see.
Post # 22
Give the online shopping another go, I mean don’t write off the entire internet because of one bad experience. Just order from reputable sites with good return policies.
ASOS has a nice bridesmaid line, and they have a very generous returns policy, you just stick the prepaid label on the parcel and send it back.
It can be tough to find one dress that perfectly fits 3 different people, but remember that’s what alterations are for. If someone just needs the dress shortened or taken in a bit or the straps taken up, that can work.
Post # 23
David’s Bridal does not take that long for Brides Maid Dresses, I think I got mine in less than a month for a wedding I am in on March 17th. I think having them do mismatched is a great idea but if you want your maids to look more cohesive then I say select a dress/ dresses for them to choose from call up DB and ask if they are ordered in February will they make it in time. Tere’s no harm in calling.
Post # 24
Try Le Chateau! They seem to be carrying a lot more formal/semi formal wear these days…
Post # 25
I needed 4 months too, but one of my girls took way too long to get her measurements sorted. I ended up paying a rush fee and it was fine.
Post # 26
I know your girls are now hesitant about online, but it really sounds like your only option. Maybe make sure that you read independent reviews of stores on a variety of review sites?
There are stores that do mismatched dresses for you if you like that look (Personally, I love it!)
Here’s an example: I was really sad that I find this after some of my girls had already selected their dresses.
Post # 27
Google “infinity dress” – looks cute on everyone, fits every body, easiest dress ever
Post # 28
Wouldn’t even bother with bridal stores just gather the girls and go to a department store and get some off the rack
Post # 29
If you want your girls to have the same dress, you might try picking out a dress on lulus or ModCloth. They have a lot of really cute styles, and you could get your dresses ASAP. Each could have a local seamstress take them in or hem if needed.
Post # 30
I second this. Give them each a general colour and length and let them pick whatever from le chateau! they can always wear it again too!