(Closed) Yet Another Bridesmaid’s Dress Conundrum!

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ehhh, I just went with David’s.  My BMs are all over the tri state area and all on tight budgets.  I loved the watermelon color.  They have a huge range of sizes.  I just picked all of the watermelon dresses in cocktail length and satin/flat taffeta/whatever and said pick from one of these.

I know David’s isn’t the greatest material/fabric and their customer service is sketchy at times but it’s worked out well for everyone so far.  I’m just having the girls take their dresses elsewhere to get altered as I hear David’s can be a huge pain in terms of alterations.

Post # 4
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe select several different alfred angelo styles and ask your BMs to choose from them.  That way they get some control over price and style and you get to make sure that they don’t pick something you hate!

Post # 6
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Here is a link to some stores that sell the AA dresses near chicago:

http://www.alfredangelo.com/Stores/StoreLocator.aspx?zip=60601

I was a bit worried about girls picking the same dress too.  I had 6 BMs and a jrBM.  Of the 6, there were 2 sets of 2 that choose the same dress.  I was a bit worried about it but I don’t think it mattered in the end.  6 of the 7 dresses were strapless (they forgot to put straps on the jrBM’s dress and that was fine by her much to her mom’s dismay!)  One Bridesmaid or Best Man choose a dress with straps.  I think most of the girls looked identical walking down the aisle b/c their flowers covered the front of their dresses and thats where the differences were.

Post # 7
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512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did David’s, but I didn’t let them pick their own dresses.  There are 7 of them, and my future SIL wanted something I HATED (way too prom-y and less bridesmaid), so I picked out one dress and decided that was it.  At least it’s black.

Post # 8
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259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didn’t like David’s either, or Alfred Angelo. I finally just hired a local seamstress who looked at my ideas and then quoted me a price so much cheaper than even David’s Bridal could do, that I am just having her make all of them ($135 each, plus $65 for a coordinating flower girl’s dress). That is for full-length dresses with a ball gown skirt, petticoat underneath to make it fluffy, AND a matching bolero to cover up the shoulders for the church ceremony.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t like David’s Bridal Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. Quality of the material and price is not worth it.

I found my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses at Nordstrom.  I stalked the site everyday until I found a dress I liked. Free shipping over $200 and best return policy ever. Laughing

Post # 13
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I went with the Alfredo Angelo dresses. I told my ‘maids to pick out something that was knee length and the blue jay color, and they all picked out lovely stuff!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I think you can offer a limited selection of dresses to keep your cohesiveness. What’s your ideal price point? I got mine from http://www.houseofbrides.com to keep costs down–I picked four Dessy dresses and let them pick which style they wanted (somehow they all picked the same one, but whatever!).

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I think under $150 is definitely reasonable. I ended up at $189, but I could have gone a bit lower, probably! I got picky because I wanted two-tone dresses and lace. I found dresses I would have liked otherwise in the $125-160 range.

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