(Closed) Need advice on bridesmaids dress situation

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I don’t think there’s anything you can do other than get your girls to lose 5 lbs or have them taken out. When is the wedding? Have you tried Spanx?

The problem is that I think you will have an impossible time arguing that the shop messed up with their measurements and that it isn’t just that your BMs gained a few pounds. You (or the BMs) signed off on the size ordered.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are the dresses that came in the correct size? Did you have the girls try on the dresses in their size before they ordered them? Is it possible that they did gain some weight since ordering them? They might just have to lose a couple of pounds to get into them, but I do think that it is weird that the sizing applies to all of the girls.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Almost all of the bridesmaids dresses for my girls were too large — significantly too large — and nearly every gown required alterations. I truly think it’s par for the course in the world of bridesmaids’ dresses.  There definitely should be enough room in the seams of the dresses to have them let out a bit.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If you think the dresses are not the size they are supposed to be, you can take the dresses to a seamstress to have them measured and then compare those measurements to the size chart to see if they match.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Who chose the size to order?  If the bridal shop measured your girls and chose the size, I think you have a valid argument that you went based off their professional opinions.  If the girls switched to a lower size on their own for whatever reason (or if they measured themselves and called in their measurements), then I think it’s on them. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

And that is the girl that is out of town, isn’t it? The dress was probably cut for the one girl’s body and the other girls are a different shape?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do you have it in writing that she measured a 10 and they ordered her an 8? If the dress doesn’t fit her, that might be your ticket.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

There’s no reason that the shop shouldn’t tell you the measurements they took of your bridesmaids. That said, you (or the BMs) should’ve looked at the size chart and the measurements with the associates when the sizes to order were determined and should’ve signed off on the sizes, so that should be no situation in which a girl measured for a 10 and was ordered an 8 unless she signed the waiver line indicating that she understood the risk of ordering a size other than the one she measured for. If they cannot show you the record of the measurements and the order, something is fishy.

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