(Closed) bridesmaids dress business…

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Personally the brand doesn’t matter to me when I consider what dress I’d like my girls to wear.  The price being reasonable matters.  And of course the quality and design mean a lot too.  I want them to have something that will at least make it throw the entire evening!  And I want them to feel good in it.  I’d consider buying a dress online but I suggest, if you do start this, I’d suggest also selling swatches of the fabric/color.  So we’d be able to purchase those at a low cost and see what we’d be getting before we bought the dresses.

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s a novel idea, however, I think a strapless knee length a-line dress doesn’t sound like that exciting–i’d probably look for something online in a more rewearable style and/or material that is a little more fashionable.

Reasonable price and design are key factors for me. I think the ability to mix and match tops/skirt styles sold as one dress piece in “real” sizes and the ability to return/exchange, perhaps even a choice in material (chiffon for instance–shantug silk isn’t really something I dig) would be better. 

Post # 5
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d be interested if you had something in a light blue I think my sister Maid/Matron of Honor would like the less expensive dress idea also.

Post # 6
35 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

I LOVE the idea of a bm dress being between $50-$80!!!!! My bm’s would also love the idea considering they are the ones paying for the dresses 😉 I think you should go with it and if you do before my wedding let me know!!!

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Price is a HUGE factor!!

If you’re only going to have online offerings, be sure to offer 1) fabric samples by mail (at the smallest cost you can afford), 2) DETAILED sizing chart – try to make the dresses true to size though, none of this wedding business suddenly-I’m-six-sizes-bigger nonsense :), 3) a detailed return/exchange policy.

I’ve seen some stuff like this, but have been turned off because most that I’ve seen have been too simple; spaghetti strap A line princess waist, no variations (check out Amazon if you want to find a MILLION of those dresses!) — which I feel like screams “high school prom!” – not exactly the look I (or my BMs) are going for 🙂 ~ so props if you can be creative with the styles you offer!

Good luck!!!

Post # 9
2641 posts
Sugar bee

It sounds good.  But I’d probably want variety though.

Post # 10
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Price was a major factor for me because Fi and I are paying for the bridal partys attire!  I did find my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from Nordstrom for only $38 a dress, that is rare, but it happened!  Your business sounds great.  Like the others, a variety of styles would be good.  Otherwise, spending that much on a dress is great…I was so excited about it, I blogged it!

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