(Closed) When to start worrying????

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wouldn’t worry too much about it until maybe like a week. It is important for them to be on top of purchasing the dresses though, so make sure you don’t let it slide for too long. I had issues with a couple of my girls not really responding when I was being casual about the dresses but it got to the point where they really needed to go do it because it takes quite awhile for them to come in, then if they need alterations you’ll have to make sure there is enough time for that. At some point I just told them I really need them to be on top of it because I was very stressed out about other aspects of the wedding and I just needed to know that I didn’t need to worry about them. That seemed to work. I wasn’t mean about it or anything, but they seemed to understand and everyone kind of kicked it into gear.

Post # 5
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

First off- I’m a June 25 2011 bride, too, and just finalized my bridesmaid dresses about 2 weeks ago!


I wouldn’t worry too much about not hearing from them about the dresses.. they probably just feel like June seems so far away, and probably figure “I have the info, I’ll get around to buying them a little later.”  Which, with the holidays coming up, your ladies may be a little strapped for cash, so they may not be buying them right away.  I wouldn’t take offense to it, though. I don’t think they’re purposefully ignoring you by any means; they probably just didn’t think much of responding to an email about the dresses.


My bridesmaid dresses are coming from DB, and I didn’t think there was any rush on ordering them myself, since my wedding dress came in in just a little over a month.. but the girl I talked with last time I was in said that they get a huge rush starting in January with all the spring weddings coming in a couple months, and since all 300 stores order from 1 warehouse (which honestly I thought was a little ridiculous), it can sometimes take up to 6 months for a dress to come in! (worst case scenario).  If this is the case, I would definitely follow up with your girls in January after the holidays, if you still haven’t heard from some.. or even just follow up with all of them & just remind them that there’s a big rush so it’d be great if they could order their dresses this month! 

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