Post # 1
It was crunch time and a decision was needed, so we picked a bridesmaid dress. Now, I’m thinking I’m regretting what I picked. I liked the dress and had envisioned making it longer. Then, on the day we ordered they said we couldn’t. I was like WHAT?!? But, I just felt this pressure on me since I was trying to order during a trunk show to get my girls a discount. I sucked it up and ordered the tea length dress since they said there was nothing I could do to change it. I keep going back to another style of dress and really think I messed up. About a month ago all the girls paid for their dresses and they’ve been ordered. I messed up and now it’s too late to do anything about it, isn’t it?
Post # 3
Yep, too late. But I’m sure it will be a lovely dress, and maybe you should go with your first instincts that it was appropriate! In the long run, your dress, and many more smaller details are so much more important than the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. Hang in there!
Post # 4
it’s too late unless you want to pay for the extra dresses yourself. you can try selling the old dresses, but it will be very difficult to get close to your purchase price.
Post # 5
Yes. It’s too late, but I’m sure the dress will be great. If you don’t like tea length, hem them to cocktail length. If you want new dresses, you are going to have to pay for them.
Post # 6
sorry, but the ship has sailed. you were trying to do the right thing and get a discount which was the completely right impulse – your girls are lucky to have such a conscientious bride!
on the bright side, tea length dresses are more likely to be worn again than floor length dresses (and the girls won’t have to pay to get them hemmed to tea length). not sure what the dress style is, but you can get them hemmed shorter if you think that may look better.
Post # 7
take another look when the dresses come in – it may be that you like them better than floor length after all. are the girls happy with the choice? do they look good on? if the answer is yes, then you did the right thing. 🙂
Post # 8
Ah- don’t give it another thought. You’re stressing out over a small thing…even though to you now it seems like a HUGE thing. When you look back at your wedding in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years…are you going to go "dangit those stupid tea length dresses". I’d put money on that it probably the last thing you will reflect over.
Oh and besides, tea length is so cute- and much more interesting than floor length. I love ’em!
Post # 9
You guys are great, thank you so much!