(Closed) Little Rant: BMs- Buy a dress that effin’ fits you!!!

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m sure she can always get it altered : ) just as long as she’s paying for it lol don’t stress about it

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

She might be able to get it altered but taking a dress out with out additional fabric is hard to do… i shocked the shop let her order a dress 2 sizes smaller…i was just measured for a wedding i’m in in may and i tried one one size it was falling off me, so she measured me and i fell right into the smaller size *and i’m just hoping i’m still that size in may!!! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It’ll all work out. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I feel your frustration!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@SugerPlum:  One of my BMs lives in Japan, so she didn’t have the option of trying on dresses with the other girls.  She just sent me her measurements, and I called the store.  It turned out, though, that although her hips and bust are small enough for a size 8, her waist called for a size 14.  The store was so confused by the measurements that they asked me to reconfirm with my friend that those were the right ones.  My Bridesmaid or Best Man later told me yes, the measurements are correct, and that she was just chubby around the middle.  She insisted that I order her a size 8, even though the store and I recommended a 10 or 12.  She said she would just work to lose the weight.

This wouldn’t actually be a problem, except that she lives in Japan.  I neither can afford to ship the dress to her nor do I trust the USPS enough not to lose the package, so my friend won’t even get to try on the dress until she gets here… the Tuesday afternoon before the wedding.  I’m just praying it fits.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It seems a little ambitious given the time year… but hopefully it will all work out! Do you think the dress is one that could be reordered in case of emergency?

I’m going to be in my SIL’s wedding this summer and I’ll be ~2mos post-partum… I went through the hassle of exchanging my dress for a new one two sizes up just to avoid any problems. Apparently I’m not much of a risk-taker.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

My Maid/Matron of Honor ordered 1 size down from what she needed, but she crash dieted and it fit her.  I wouldn’t have done that, but that’s just me.  🙂  I completely understand your frustration though!!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

WOW ! THE SAME THING JUST HAPPEN TO ME W/ ONE OF MY BM’S .. I CALLED HER YESTERDAY TO ASK HER WHAT SHE HAD TO EAT FOR LUNCH AND IF SHE WENT TO THE GYM AT ALL THIS WEEK…. SUPER STRESSED OUT AND THE DRESS MY GIRLS ARE WEARING HAVE NO ROOM FOR FORGIVENESS… WE WILL SEE APRIL 14

GOOD LUCK TO YOU HOPE ALL TURNS OUT FINE

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a little bit concerned about this with one of mine, as well. She tried on the store sample (which I’m now considering may have been somewhat stretched out), and insisted that her dress should be ordered in that size. It’s not a HUGE difference size wise — and she’s got plenty of bridesmaid experience and really wants to avoid major alterations, which I’m sure “size charts” are designed to generate. But neither of us are gonna be happy if she has to order a new dress. =/ I should find out if it works for her in about two weeks…

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Did you get your dresses from David’s Bridal?  

Honestly, I wasn’t at all impressed with their wedding dresses and the service I received shopping for one, but they were stellar when it came to Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  One of my bridesmaids lost 2 dress sizes and they exchanged her dress a couple days before the wedding (and a couple months after she’d picked up and paid for the dress) no problem.  I was freaked out when my Bridesmaid or Best Man told me her dress didn’t fit anymore, but DB took care of everything and it went down about as stress free as you can get.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I understand I was a Maid/Matron of Honor in my BFF wedding. Her other Bridesmaid or Best Man is a bigger girl and decided to get a dress a size smaller. The day of the wedding after the ceremony we get into the limo and ****RIP***. I said to her why didn’t you get a bigger size. Her response was if she did she would need alterations..I said then you should have gotten alterations like everyone else, now you got a ripped dress.

 

Some people just don’t think…I really hope she can fit that dress. I’m sorry you have to go through this.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Two sizes isn’t 40 lbs. Probably more like 20. She possibly could lose that.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am afraid I’m about to have the same exact issue with my Maid/Matron of Honor. She keeps talking about how she’s going to lose all this weight before the wedding, and how she wants to order the dress at least two sizes smaller.

It’s definitely not something I feel like worrying about either. Yeesh.

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