Post # 1
One of my bridesmaids wears a size 34/36. She has told me that if I found a dress that I absolutly love that at least goes to 26 (and I have… 26 is the highest size for most dresses that i’ve found), she has promised she will fit into it by my wedding (which is May 2014). Problem is she has made this promise to me to lose weight and it’s never happened.
I guess what i’d like to know is are there any companies out there that make dresses that big or will custom make a dress that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? All of my bridesmaids are different sizes, from 4 to 24 (not including the one mentioned above). It’s hard to find a dress that comes in ALL of those sizes, let alone going to a 34.
If she doesn’t lose the weight, I need to be prepared with an alternative option… and I’m getting worried.
Post # 3
I also have a bridesmaid that has promised to lose weight (I don’t care either way, she bought her dress in a smaller size), and I figure its up to her to do it. Fortunatley, I am having mis-matched dresses that are off the rack, so in the end if she has to buy a new dress or pay to get her’s altered she’ll have to do it…
She could look into getting one made if you can buy similar fabric. There are tons of ‘salons’ based in China that will make custom make dresses– I’ve read some reviews on them on here…
Post # 4
I absolutely would not depend on her to lose the weight. She shouldn’t feel she has too, anyway, to fit into a dress. Also that’s like 4 or 5 sizes she would have to lose, not like, one. If you find a local seamstress, I really don’t think it would be incredibly expensive to have a dress made.
Post # 5
You could try having it custom made online from one of those China companies. I used http://www.dressilyme.com/ for my wedding dress and http://www.sino-treasure.com/ for a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I wore. The quality of both sites was really good.
Post # 6
My bridesmaids are ordering their dresses from eshakti.com. There wedding section is down until the end of the month (i called them yesterday in a panic when i noticed and the customer service lady assured me that it would be up an running again by then!) We are doing mismatched dresses- so that they are all the comfortable and beautiful on my big day! There dresses go up to a size 36W and they also do custom sizing. I actually ordered my rehersal dress from them yesterday (they have a 25 dollar ‘gift certificate’ deal right now, so i got a really good deal.
They might have what you are looking for! Good Luck!
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
You won’t need to order a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress until about January, maybe February 2014, depending on the line and the store. The more mass market, the less time you need (so for example, David’s can get you a dress in next to no time, but a higher end designer might take 4 months). So, why don’t you set up a timeline with your friend to help her accomplish her goal and then make the final deadline something like size 24/26 by January–that gives her a year. She needs to dop half a size a month. So by March, she should be a 34, by May a 32, and so on. If she isn’t on target to reach her goal by the time the end of the year is rolling around, you can look into custom dresses and other options.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Jasmine’s Bridal Shop would be a good alternative.
Also, because you have such a range of sizes….. the dress that looks good on the size 4 is probably going to look horribe on a size 34.
Have you considered just choosing a fabric, and then getting the dresses made all in the same fabric, but different styles? Jasmine’s bridal could really help out with that! Or a local seamstress too.
Post # 11
Some of David’s Bridal’s Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses go up to size 30. I had a range of Bridesmaid or Best Man sizes for my party and they all looked wonderful in the same dress from size 10 to 30. I know some folks have mixed feelings about DB but we were fine and it worked for us since we ALL live in different cities across the country.
Post # 12
This may sound harsh, but I would drop her as a bridesmaid. She made a promise and has no plan of following through, and I wouldn’t want a person like that as a bridesmaid, personally.
Post # 13
I have a bridesmaid who is a 32 and isn’t planning to lose – and I’m totally ok with that. She’s special to me and will be there on the day.
That being said, we had a b!*tch of a time finding a dress at any store, and opted to order online from China. All my BM’s are wearing the same dress.
I just got an email that the dresses have shipped and should be here in less than a month. It was one of the easiest things I’ve ever had to order.
Post # 14
I think that going the custom route is going to be the easiest for you… Good luck!
Post # 15
@roxirose: Wow…. There’s more to getting married than beautiful bridesmaids. Its a celebration of love, both between the two people and that of friends and family. I wouldn’t drop a friend from a bridesmaid because she has a health issue. That’s like dropping someone for having cancer. Geez.
That being said, wait until late this year and order accordingly. I would show her what styles the other girls will wear and see what she feels comfortable in.
Post # 16
@roxirose: Um, promising to lose weight is not like promising to go to the movies. The only person the Bridesmaid or Best Man is letting down is herself.