When Should Bridesmaid Dresses Be Ordered?

Do you know when should you order bridesmaid dresses? Although the bridesmaid dresses shop isn’t as big as shopping wedding dresses, it does come close to second.

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Order bridesmaid dresses online make it easy for bridesmaid everywhere to buy their dresses the same as usual clothes. But it isn’t like typical online shopping, they need to arrive at your front door before the date. And you still need to make sure that you buy the right dress as a bridesmaid.

Check out this go-to bridesmaid dresses shopping timeline to set and stick to a timeline to ensure no one is scrambling at the last minute.

8 Months Before the Wedding: find out whether or not the bride-to-be will be choosing a bridesmaid dress for you or if she’d rather you pick your own dress. If brides pick the dress, then you can send her your favorite style; otherwise, get a sense of what color or style she’s envisioning or at least wants you to try on when ordering your bridesmaid dress. However, it requires some patience.

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5+ Months before the wedding is an ideal time to order bridesmaid dresses if your time is enough. Before you shop your bridesmaid dresses, get your measurements; You can measure yourself with your family or friends according to instructions, or just go visit your local seamstress so you can have a professional take your exact measurements. Bridesmaid dress sizes are not the same as traditional clothing ones, so chances are their usual size won’t apply.

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whether you choose to go into a bridal salon or opt to buy online, it needs to be done immediately after you hear which dress the bride wants everyone to wear.

many designers require bridesmaids’ attire to be ordered at least three months in advance of  your wedding date.

And if possible, order all the dresses at the same time so they’re from the same dye lot.

1-2 months before the wedding, make sure you get the dresses so you can get any alterations needed for the bridesmaid dress so you look and feel good in it. There are varieties of styles and colors of bridesmaid dresses, unsure of which dress will be the best? Check some wedding forums, Facebook groups, Pinterest before easily ordering online. 

If your bridesmaid dresses are not made-to-order, so it probably won’t fit right away — even if you did buy off-the-rack. So it is good ideas to order custom made bridesmaid dresses if there is not enough time before the wedding.

Find a place in your closet or away from anything that could damage the dress and make sure it’s in a breathable garment bag.

One day before the wedding, make sure that you have your bridesmaid dress and any other accessories, like earrings or jewelry all in one place. 

On the wedding day, get dressed, help the bride with any of her finishing touches, and celebrate with her.

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