(Closed) Need wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses within 2 weeks!! HELP!!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Im so sorry to hear about your uncle!!  My first thought for bridesmaid dresses would be to go to a department store like Macy’s and see what they have in their formal dress section.  Also don’t they have a Jessica McClintock outlet in San Fran….I live in Sac and recall going there years ago for prom dresses.  As far as a wedding dress is concerned….she might have luck on Craigslist or Ebay…or possibly a local wedding dress store would allow her to buy a sample dress.  Good Luck!!

Post # 4
590 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

Norstrom is also a good choice all of my girls bought their dresses off the rack from department stores. With white dresses being in style for other types of events these days she might have some luck too.

So sorry to hear about your uncle!

Best of luck!

Post # 5
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Try Glamour Closet in San Francisco for a wedding dress, they sell designer sample dresses so you can take it home with you that day.  Also, Blossom’s in Pleasanton, where I got my dress, was willing to sell their samples.  Many local bridal stores will have a small selection of samples that they are selling as is.  I would just start going around to local shops to see what samples they have on sale.

Bridesmaids dresses, try to find something off the rack at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Ann Taylor, or JCrew. 

Craigslist, Once Wed, eBay, and PreOwnedWeddingDresses are good online resellers.

Good luck! 


Post # 6
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I too am sorry about your situation. I live in hayward and got my sisters bm dresses at macys. If they dont happen to have it in that size they can look up to see which store in the bay area DOES have it and you can pick it up. san fran union square has the biggest selection of evening wear dresses. I would start there. if you are lucky to buy a wedding dress off the rack I would go to davids bridal. there is a store in daly city I think and Milpitas. Again if you need it in a different size they can see if the other store has it. If they have to order it it takes at least a month.  Though, I found a very nice white gown at macys that i would have used for my wedding if it was less formal. When I bought it everyone said it looked like a wedding dress ( I wore it to a black and white ball fundraiser). It can be done, dont worry!As i recall, the Jessica McClintoc store in Sf was much smaller than macys, I remember thinking macys had a better selection. good luck to you!

Post # 7
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely try Nordstroms. You should be able to find all your dresses at a big retailer!

Post # 8
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Try david’s bridal…I think they are out on the west coast. We had to get a dress for my cousin’s wedding and we got it that same day. Good luck!

Post # 9
7681 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Cjarv:  Oh, I am sorry for your cousin, and for your uncle/her dad.  Is there a particular gown that she’s been interested in that we could help her find?  Do you know her size?  We changed my daughter’s wedding date, due to my mom’s ill health.  My daughter had to choose another gown due to the season, and she found “the one” at Davids Bridal.  We bought it off the rack and had it altered by a local seamstress.  She did it in 1 week.  

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