Post # 1
Just out of curiosity…How much time did you give your girls to place their dress orders (if you were all ordering from the same shop)? I sent out an email and a few girls got on it right away, and a couple haven’t even responded at all (I’ll probably call soon to chat anyways,but don’t want to hound them about the dress…especially since the holidays are here).
Post # 3
Well, it depends on how long the dresses will take to order/alter. You can find this out through research, but even better is actually calling up the store and asking their experience on the matter.
I think giving them 2 weeks without correspondence would be the most I could take. After getting in touch with them, I might allow them up to a month to actually order the dress if we had ample time for the ordering and alterations.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
My BMs’ dresses are coming from David’s Bridal and my wedding is next May. I sent them an e-mail requesting that they order by December so as not to lose the sale price (for fear that they may be phased out and I would have to do with another dress). Today is the first of the month and I just sent them a reminder to get their dresses before the new year. I know no one has ordered their’s yet (two of the BMs are my sisters, so my mom will have to get on their asses), my Maid/Matron of Honor is confirmed pregnant (so we are on the hunt for a different dress for her), and my Future Sister-In-Law still needs to get hers. Here’s to hoping they order before NYE!
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice.
The store is telling me they could take up to 3 months to come in (which I tend to believe based on the fact that my gown, made by the same designer, isn’t in until mid-December/early January and I ordered it August 6th from the same shop as well).
BMs are spread out all over and I am hoping to get the dress in before the shower so I can give them the dress in person (and save myself shipping costs) and leave plenty of time for alterations.
I think I might wait 5 more days before contacting the two that are incomunicado…
I realize the world doesn’t revolve around my wedding…at the same time, I look back at times I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man and I was right on top of it with the dress (and whatever else I had to do), even during times when I had no money. To each, his own, I guess!