Post # 1
My bridemaids and I have decided on dresses. We made a choice last month and I went with a few of them to try on styles. So far, no one has bought their dress. I told them that the dresses take 3 monthes to come in. My wedding is in June and I am getting worried that some of the girls will wait too long. I don’t want to be annoying but I don’t want there to be any problems. How can I ask remind them to buy their dresses without being annoying?
Post # 3
I sent my messages through facebook .. they all did it by the set date; however, i did have to send a reminder as it got closer .. i just sent a message saying something like…
“it is getting closer and closer to time to have your dresses ordered .. please let me know if you want me to go with you or if you want to go together as a group”
for those you have already been with .. i would just say something like ..
“i hope you all are getting excited .. the wedding is getting closer and closer .. i just wanted to remind everyone to order their dresses by such and such so you will have them in time”
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2011 - Downtown 202
One of my bridesmaids waited until the last minute to get hers as well — she just didn’t realize that it took quite so long to come in. Maybe instead of telling them it takes three months to come in, say “If you don’t order your dress by __X__ date, it won’t get here in time for the wedding.”
Post # 5
Maybe it’s just my personality, but I’d just ask them upfront to order by a certain date. The place we ordered ours wouldn’t put in the order until all girls had put in their deposit. It would probably just be easiest to flat out ask them to go do it.
Post # 7
I am personally planning to order my BMs dresses myself and have the girls pay me back. By either just paying me back or having them chip in on something small. Either way it evens out…and I know the dresses get here on time.
But I can’t handle uncertainty at all. So that’s why I want to do it that way.
Post # 8
I gave my bridesmaids a deadline of when to buy the dress by. My wedding was in june and I advised them all to order the dress before the 1st of march. It was a davids bridal dress and I knew it wouldnt take more than 2 months. Thankfully they all ordered their dresses way before march so I didnt have to worry about it.
Post # 9
@bestwishes: couldn’t agree more with this approach! Asking nicely and focusing on how excited everyone is, is a perfect way to go about it.
Also, I gave my bridesmaids a deadline and it worked out great!
Post # 10
If they’re your bm they’re someone you’re close to. I’m a straight shooter so I just flat out texted the 1 bm who was lagging daily telling her she was holding us all up. LOL. She really didn’t have any excuse for not going though, she “works” and lives and “works” down the street from the shop we ordered from.
Post # 11
Am I too ahead? my WD is June 16th and we are going to get the dresses 2morrow haha
Post # 12
@Heartbee- Not at all! Right in time!