(Closed) Queen Size Bridesmaid… help!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 6
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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 # 9
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

try therosedress.com

Post # 11
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
13707 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think that going the custom route is going to be the easiest for you…  Good luck!

Post # 15
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
1227 posts
Bumble bee

@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.

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