(Closed) Less than 4 months to go and still no BM dresses

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PeachRN:  If they are ordering from one of the bridal/bridesmaid designers, they NEED to order ASAP. I ordered at the beginning of June for my September 27 wedding, and was told it would come in the first or second week of September… so they are really cutting it close.

Are you totally opposed to them having mismatched dresses, if they are all purple? If they don’t order soon, they may need to buy off the rack at a non bridal store.

Also, have you considered the convertible dresses? They can be styled so many different ways, each bridesmaid can wear it someway that suits their body type.


Post # 5
9290 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

check out jc penny bridesmaid dresses.

i ordered my dresses from alfred angelo, they came in 3 months.

all styles, all colors, dresses range from $79 to $189.


Post # 6
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Same thing happened to me, I gave my BM’s the freedom of ordering any dress they wanted in “plum”, gave them the shade swatches and sent them on their way. 3 months before the wedding and only 1 dress had been ordered. 2 months before the wedding and 2 BM’s still hadnt ordered theirs.

They finally got around to it, they all ordered their dresses from David’s Bridal and they all arrived within a month. Time is running out, but it is still possible for them to be ordered and make it in on time.

Post # 7
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You can also check with major bridal retailers that have outlet locations – these stores sell dresses as is from the rack – they may require alterations, and may not all match – but your Bridesmaid or Best Man can get designer dresses for much cheaper. My Bridesmaid or Best Man are allowed to all choose thier own dresses – they have very different budgets, body types, and taste… As long as they stay within my color range and look cohesive. I wanted them to feel beautiful too! Two of my girls already bought thier dresses from modcloth.com, pictured below. Both were under $100 and arrived in about 5 days. They look great together, but just different enough to add some drama. Good luck!

Post # 8
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dressilyme is always an option. We got our Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from there in a month and they’re beautiful.

Post # 9
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Davids bridal? My wedding is a week before yours and were just placing our order! they said 6-8 weeks to come in, and  then youll need time for alterations.

Post # 10
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

David’s Bridal is pretty fast and relatively inexpensive as long as you don’t get anythign too fancy.  What kind of budget is she sticking to?

You might want to remind her that being too picky now could mean they end up in a disaster dress.

Post # 11
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@PeachRN:  What budget are they wanting to stick to? Any particular style, material, length? What does the Maid/Matron of Honor specifically not like?

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