(Closed) How to ask about dresses

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Newbee

Am I too ahead? my WD is June 16th and we are going to get the dresses 2morrow haha

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