(Closed) Bridesmaid ordered smaller dress

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ugh. As someone who has been dealing with weight issues all my life that’s a major pet peeve of mine. Sorry you’re dealing with this. I would NOT say anything though. Hopefully they seamstresses will be able to do something if necessary.

Post # 4
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Ali-oop:  you cant say anything outright- if you want to drop a subtle hint you could ask her to recheck the if dress she ordered was correct… because someone else had an issue with sizing so you just want to make sure hers was OK.


Maybe get some girls together for alterations soon? The salespeople at the store I am sure have dealt with this before, let them tell her. 


Post # 5
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Let it go ’til July. If she just ordered it, maybe that’s the jumpstart she needs. Without talking to her, you don’t know what her weight-loss plans are. She knows what she ordered and she has a few months to work on it before the dresses even come in, then 3 more? If she’s really trying, then that is a good timeframe. 

Post # 6
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am on the same boat. I have 2moh and 4 bridesmaids. One of my Moh decided to not get fitted and ordered her dress a size 6 because that’s what size she thinks she is. Now I know my Moh is bit bigger then me and will not fit in a 6 , I explained to her how wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses run smaller. I told her to call and just get fitted for my peace of mind before they call her dress in.   she never did and now it’s too late , so she either has 3options 

1: buyvmore material for the dress when it comes in.

2: lose weight which she doesnt need to because she is perfect, I just know the dress is too small.

3: order a new dress 

4: swap a bridesmaid with her that will fit in the dress. 


Post # 7
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

That’s a LOT of inches- in Dessy, that would be 7 inches off each measurement. I hope she knows what she’s doing.

I might ask her if she wants to work out with you, if you live close by. Like, call her up and ask if she wants to go for a hike, or a walk, or a bike ride because you think it would be fun to spend some time together. That way maybe you can help jump start whatever plans she may have

Post # 8
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

This might make me sound mean or insensitive but I would say something. Obviously it’s a big enough deal for the consultant to mention it. If that dress comes in and she hasn’t lost enough weight then she’s going to have to order a new dress…and pay for both. I would just politely mention it to her. Maybe suggest ordering 1-2 sizes smaller so it can give her motivation. She might react poorly but it’s better than having to deal with all the drama of getting a dress that won’t come close to fitting.

Post # 9
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wouldn’t say anything. When it comes July when she trys on the dress… let the seamstress figure it out. Encourage her to lose weight if you are that nervous and go exercise with her 🙂

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