(Closed) Some of my bridesmaids didn't get dresses on time.. What do I do?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@frommisstomrs.:  Off with their heads!  Ha ha. No. This is really disappointing. Can you get similar style dresses in the same color? If not, can you get this same style dress in a coordinating color? I’m not sure what your vision is but if they offer this lovely blue and a darker shade, it might look nice togther. Then I’d arrange my BMs to make it look planned.

I’m kind of ticked at your ladies. They should have taken care of this pronto. Jerks!

Post # 6
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@frommisstomrs.:  Have you tried talking to customer service about it?  

Post # 7
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Does the website have other dresses in the same colour and fabric?  Or can you find a similar fabric to have a seamstress make similar dresses?

Post # 9
7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@frommisstomrs.:  Well if I were you, I’d slap my bridesmaids for being damn slow pokes. And since it doesn’t sound like you want to kick those girls out, I would find a similar dress in a smiliar color or another color that you have in your wedding. I am not sure how easy it will be to find something with the flowers on the bottom, but hopefully you will run across something.

Post # 10
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m guessing that’s a dress from Modcloth – they sell out very quickly.

Since you won’t be able to get the exact same dress for the remaining three bridesmaids, I’d choose something with similar elements (sleeveless, some ruffles at the bottom) in a complementary color. I wouldn’t try and match the color because it’ll probably be very difficult, so I think I’d go with an obviously different shade of blue, or a different color you’re using.

Post # 11
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA

google image search it, and find similar dresses??



Post # 13
589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

Check into how much it would cost to have a local seamstress make it for them? Even if you decided on a different color fabric if you couldn’t find that one at least then it’d be the same style. 

Post # 14
3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That’s terrible. I can’t believe that they were so lazy and last minute that this happened. 

Post # 15
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’d be inclined to not let them be in the wedding. HA!


Can the purchased dresses be returned? Maybe just do that and find a new on.. if they can’t be returned I’d probably make the slackers purchase new dresses for themselves and for the girls who already bought the other dress.

Unfortunately the dress you picked is pretty unique- so I’d imagine it being pretty hard to find something ‘similar’

Post # 16
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@frommisstomrs.:  I think that would go really nicely, because they have the similar neckline. Especially since it’s half and half, it should work out fine 🙂

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