(Closed) When to shop for BM dresses with out-of-towners and flakes!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
21 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hello Stressed…


We have a LOT in common.  I too am getting married on November 16, 2013 – I too have BM’s all over the place…. and I have a flake or two as well… LOL – Honestly – I have already gone looking with my two FSIL’s (this past Thanksgiving) and found the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses we want & am hoping to get that info to the other ladies and get them to order dresses ASAP…- so I say – IT’S NOT TOO EARLY! Laughing

Much luck to you – and I’m sure everything will work out & everything will be perfect on your/our day Wink

Post # 4
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

It is not too early to start looking, but depending on when you were planning on having them order the dresses, the styles carried may change.

However, I would caution you to be sensitive of your BM’s schedules regarding trying on dresses.  After being subjected to the multi-day even of trying on dozens of dresses when the bride thought giving us more options was thoughtful when we just wanted her to pick something changed my perspective on picking Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.

Out of my four BMs, three of them lived out of town.  I grabbed the only one nearby (FI’s little sister) and she and I tried on the dresses.  Yep, I tried on Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  In the end we narrowed it down to three and I sent an email showing the company’s image of the dress and a picture of both me and my (now) SIL with all the price information and asked them to email me back their preference.  A week later we had a dress picked and they went to try them on themselves.  Later they told me they appreciated this and it made the process a lot easier for them.

I don’t think it’s necessary for you to actually see pictures of each of them in the dress.  Most places only have one or two sizes of each dress and it’s unlikely that that will fit each girl.  Just have the girls with the two most dissimilar body types try on the dress.

There will be a lot more for them to be involved with as you get closer to the wedding, so don’t burn them out on the dress.

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