Post # 1
I have picked out a dress from DB for my bridesmaids and sent around an email with the link and the information back at the end of October. I sent another follow up email in mid December to remind everyone about the dress and with more ordering instructions. However, I don’t think anyone has bought their dress yet.
I am thinking of emailing them again maybe at the end of January to let them know they really need to order them sooner than later. When did you all have your bridesmaids order their dresses by? My wedding is August 1 but I would like to leave lots of time in case there is a problem with the order, they need alterations, etc. Plus it would put my mind at ease knowing they have their dresses!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
We ordered dresses in August 2013 for my May 2014 wedding, which was early but I had a bridesmaid leaving the country. Dresses came in 3 months after ordering and one of the dresses (we did mismatched) is now discontinued, so I’m glad we ordered when we did! But as long as your chosen style isn’t at risk of being discontinued, you might have sometime.
I ordered a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for a friend’s September 2011 wedding from DB in January 2011, it was in a month later. So I had it for months before the wedding.
ETA: Most places don’t want to even start alterations until 6-8 weeks before the wedding.
Post # 4
We just ordered our dresses for my June 7th wedding less than a week ago from the bridal salon and they said we had plenty of time. They should be in late March early April.