(Closed) need advice…bridesmaids dresses dont fit them

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 # 7
900 posts
Busy bee

A lot of dresses show up with too much length.  Use the extra fabric from there if you need it.

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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 # 10
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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 # 15
15 posts

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!

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