(Closed) When should bridesmaids have their dresses?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: When should bridesmaids have their dresses by?
    1 week - 1 month : (8 votes)
    20 %
    2-4 months : (23 votes)
    58 %
    5-7 months : (7 votes)
    18 %
    8 months - 1 year : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 17
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    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Unless they get preggo… which would screw it up completely. But I’m not going to worry about that, same goes for ME- I could get preggo, needless to say no one is planning on it.

    Post # 18
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    13095 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @vmec: Yes – they may be fit and have been for years but one of them could get pregnant.  Or they could get an injury that prevents them from working out and leads to gaining some weight.  Or – god forbid – they could need some type of major surgery.  It is just really risky to bank on nothing changing for a full year when there is ZERO need to buy a dress that early.

    Post # 19
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    1227 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think I’ll give them a hard deadline, more of just a date when I would like to see them ordered if possible. My wedding is going to be October 1st, and we’re going as a group to have them try on dresses in mid-February. They don’t have to order them then, though – I’m going to suggest we wait until March or April to order, if we go with a dress from a bridal store. If we can find a department store dress, that might change things – I’d probably ask them to get it as soon as possible in that case, to avoid the store running out of that dress.

    Post # 20
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    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Yes, I’m aware of what “could be” however, I, the bride could go through any of the several things you mention. And I’ve already bought my dress. God forbid some random horrible totally obscure situtation *could* arise… but yeah…

    BTW- your ZERO need comment, I beg to differ the “need” I’ll say is that they are not financially stable, if my maid has 130 now, she should spend the 130 now instead of 4 months before when she might not have a dime. She’s actaully extremely happy I’m taking this into consideration and won’t spring spending on her at an inconvienient time.

    This is just my opinion and for my maids and I it’s working out really well and they’ve been happy with how the dress thing is playing out.

    Post # 22
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    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Honestly I’d say go for it. But be absolutely sure, the dress is in line with what you want and like, and ask the maids if they like it and have the money to spend. Present your concerns (like weight loss and gain) suggest they don’t do any alterations until much closer to the wedding. And tell them you’re going for earlier because you really just want to see/ shop with them in real life to be able to share the fitting in person with them.

    I will probably be making the trip down in April or May to try on the dresses with my maids which will be 1 year before the wedding. If it’s as nice as I think it will be we’ll be ordering them at that time. I think it takes about 2-4 months to get in which is fine. I won’t be suggesting any alterations until about a month or 2 before the wedding.

    I know my maids, and I know their bodies and habits and not a single one of them will gain a pound unless she’s sick and dying or preggo with babies.

    By The Way my girls are SOOOO excited to get dresses and want to go shopping ASAP! I’m letting them get something they love instead of what *I* want. Goodluck, hope it’s lots of fun!

    Post # 24
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    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    for my august wedding, my bridesmaids picked out the dresses in early feb, and then ordered and paid for their dresses in early march (they had a late feb deadline but 1 slacked a bit til i reminded her), and they were shipped in late may. the same one who slacked before didn’t get her dress until late june because she forgot to arrange for the store to ship it to her…i’m ragging on her here now, but it was totally understandable–she got engaged and married between feb and july so had her own details to handle 🙂

    Post # 25
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    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Most places say 6-8 weeks! And I suggest telling them your wedding is a month earlier if you are able to! Because then you will have it regardless a weeks/month early!

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