Post # 1
I have only 2 bridesmaids and we had planned on them just shopping off the rack at Nordstrom or similar department store. However, one of them just learned that she is pregnant (will be 6 months along at time of wedding) so I think we do need to order dresses from a dedicated formalwear store like David’s or Demitrios because I believe the construction on those dresses allows for easy tailoring. My question is – how long do relatively simple bridesmaids dresses from a store like David’s Bridal take to come in after they are ordered? I’m a little nervous on time, I ordered my wedding dress about a week ago and was told that I was just barely going to get it in time.
Post # 3
@yehyehgirl: My girls just ordered their dresses this weekend, and we were told four months. We didn’t get them at David’s, though.
Post # 4
I believe they can get them in 6 weeks. It is probably faster for davids. Most designers go by the wedding date for bm dresses. We got bill levkoff dresses at demetrios. They have more of a alterations department than davids and have worked with pregnant bm all the time, plus I think their selection of dresses was way better. Id go as soon as you can and explain your situation. They might hold off on ordering her dress. They deal with this sort of stuff all the time.
Post # 5
I was a bridesmaid last year and I walked into David’s Bridal and they had my dress in stock. The other 2 bridesmaids bought theirs off the rack at their local David’s also.
For my wedding it took a little less than 2 months for my girls’ Bari Jay dresses to come in.
Post # 6
@mgbser: Thanks for the info. We’ll hit up Demitrios this weekend if she’s up for it, she hasn’t been feeling well!
Post # 7
@gelaine22: I didn’t realize they stocked dresses at all, I thought they always had to be orderd. Sounds like we’ll be okay!
Post # 8
@LilySarah: That’s what I was afraid of…4 months+ (same as a wedding gownn). The bridesmaids live in different states so I think we’ll have to shop at national chains, and it sounds like national chains have faster turnaround. Thanks!
Post # 9
My girls’ formalwear dresses from David’s came in in about 3 weeks.
Post # 10
My sister’s DB dress took only 2 weeks to come in!
Post # 11
@yehyehgirl: They told me that my dresses would take 6 months, they took like 2.
ETA: We didn’t order from David’s.
Post # 12
@yehyehgirl: my Maid/Matron of Honor and Maid/Matron of Honor both ordered their dresses on weddington way…it says on there it takes 12-14 weeks to ship. I’m going with another friend tonight to a local bridal shop too. I actually have a friend that just found out she’s pregnant, so one of my questions is going to be whats the latest she can order…considering she’ll be 7 months prengant by then. LOL