Post # 1
I am trying to find cheap bridesmaid dresses! Has anyone ever ordered from House of Brides? If so, did you have each bridesmaid invidividually order their dress from the site, or did you compile their measurements and order at the same time? I’m trying to figure out if they do it themselves, will all the colors match (I want fuschia or hot pink dresses). I’m scared that based on when they order them, the shades may be slightly different.
Also do they ever run out of bridesmaid dresses? I noticed that some of them that were around $100 had limited colors… does that mean they could run out of size too?
Any other helpful information about buying bridesmaid dresses online would be great. I’m not worried about alterations or anything.
Post # 3
@kperry3: I haven’t ordered from the House of Brides website, but I ordered a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress through one of their stores in the Chicago area. I was told by the bride that the dress was about $135 in-store, then I saw online that it was $107. I asked the store why the dresses were so much cheaper online, and I was told that they have a lot of extra shipping/delivery/tax charges associated with online ordering- so essentially there wouldn’t be a price difference between ordering online and ordering through the store (at least for that particuar dress). Just my experience- you might want to check on what the “actual” cost will be from ordering online.
Post # 4
we ordered from bestbridalprices.com and had really good results. half the price the bridal shop wanted for the dessy dresses, and we got them in about 5 weeks. i know that some companies say their may be issues with the “dye lot” if you don’t order together, but we didn’t have any issues with that eventhough we ordered one dress a few months before the others.
Post # 5
Thanks everyone! I think I’m going to use either netbride.com (still need to get a quote from them) or bestbridalprices.com. Mostly because Hose of Brides does not have all the colors and sizes of the bridesmaid dresses I want! They have one color in three sizes… not going to work for us.