Post # 1
My bridesmaids were measured for their dresses in May and now we have the dresses and they dont fit. Can I get them altered…what can I do? Im very upset that they dont fit and Im hoping its not going to cost a lot of money to alter them. Anyone have any trouble with your bridesmaid dresses not fitting?
Post # 3
As long as the dresses are not too many sizes different you can get them altered. You can get pretty much anything altered, some designs are just harder or lose their original shape if you have to change it several sizes. Check with the store and see what they do for alterations. Most will either have on site or a list of reccommended seamstresses. Also, try and get some other pricing on your own.
Post # 4
It depends on the style of the dress and the size. You’ll just have to have each girl go to an alterations place and have them look at it. My Maid/Matron of Honor dress this past spring was suppose to be an A-line skirt and it was a pencil skirt. So it didn’t want to fit over my hips. So thank goodness there was enough fabric on the end to raise the skirt up enough to clear my hips and then they removed the waist band/zipper and moved them down. The dress store paid for the altertations because they ordered the wrong style skirt.
Post # 5
since you have about 6 months i would try to send them back and get the correct sizes or get your money back and look for other dresses you have plenty of time thank goodness you got them early this would be really bad like a month before lol.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies…Im going to call tomorrow…you’re right ginger maybe they can send them back for the right sizes since we still have about 6-7 months. 🙂
Post # 7
A lot of dresses show up with too much length. Use the extra fabric from there if you need it.
Post # 8
Were the measurements taken incorrectly? Or have your girls all changed sizes?
If it’s the store’s fault, they should be able to correct it for you…
Post # 9
I dont think the girls have changed that much in 4 months!
Post # 10
girl, i had this problem with a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress i wore in a friend’s wedding. I wear a dress size 2, they ordered a dress size 10 for fit (despite my objections). But the thing is, it doesn’t fit like “bridal sizes” – i’m sure they were just fishing for extra alteration costs. I live 1000 miles away from the shop, so i had to scramble @ a place locally to get it taken care of. I would have camped out at the bridal shop until they fixed it if i were in town. I felt like a 5 year old putting on Mom’s dresses, the thing literally fell to the floor when i let go of it.
Post # 11
I think you should just be very upfront with the store and tell them that you are very concerned that none of the dresses fit and it is NOT your bridesmaids fault. Just be assertive (but polite- if possible) and tell them you want them to fix the situation.
Post # 12
We had this same situation with my MOH’s wedding. My dress was the only one that fit out of 8 girls. Even though the store took our measurements and ordered the “correct” sizes, the maids were still responsible for paying for all the needed alterations (even after a very stern phone call from the bride). We ended up having a huge yard sale to raise money for the alterations since they were an unexpected expense, which was super fun and successful!
Post # 13
What did the store say, when you told them they didn’t fit? It sounds like the incorrectly ordered them. Does the store do alterations there? It seems to me like they would have some liability, since they were the ones that made the decision on what size to order and took the measurements.
Post # 14
Update: Grrr! The store said they cant send the dresses back…all orders are special orders and they cant send the dresses back. She said because my two girls are 12 and 14 they must have grown…but I told her the lady told me they took in account for that and told me it would be fine. She tried to put the fault on me and said they only way to know what to do is to bring in the girls with the dresses. I said I dont want to pay an arm and leg for alterations and she said maybe there is an inseam that can be taken out. There is no way they measured them in May and 4 months later the dresses wont even zip up. Im going to go with my Maid/Matron of Honor…who is Out of Town…to the store in a few weeks with my two younger girls so we can see what to do but not do anything yet because the girls will probably grow a little more since its not until April. My Maid/Matron of Honor still has to try on her dress but Im sure her dress will fit or it might even be a little big since she is losing weight. I will update again in a few weeks! Thanks all.
Post # 15
I am a bridal consultant and if the salon you went through was smart, they should have a record of each girls measurements at the time of order….ask to look at that AND ask to see the size chart they used.
Then, ask if the girls can be measured again by a manager….
This will give you a much better idea of the difference in the original size and the size ordered.
This will also prove whether or not it was the salon’s fault….they might be either trying to cover their butts or, your bridesmaids may have wanted to order a smaller size….which a lot girls do because they are freaked out by the size they are running (since bridal runs really small) For example, I am normally a size 4 in pants and I am like a size 8 or 10 in bridesmaids depending on the designer
Hope that helps!
Post # 16
And thanks again for all the help and advice. We went to the shop with the girls and the dresses…I helped them put them on and zipped them up as much as I could then the ladies came in and got them to zip! I guess I was just afraid to ruin the fabric and it just seem a little snug and that there wasnt any room to zip. But the lady told me you have to pull out the dress a little from the body and then tug on the zipper to get it up. I wish I would have had the chance to have the girls try them on when I picked up the dresses to not have to go through this mess! But the dresses fit and if they do grow they said there is plenty of room in the dress to alter them if needed. Just another fun experience in being a bride!