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#1 Heidi

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    Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:15 AM

    Has anyone ordered bridesmaid dresses from David's Bridal? Any idea how long they'd take to come in? I called our local store and they weren't too much help! She told me 4-6 months to be safe.

    My bridesmaids all live out-of-state (except for my sister). We have an appointment for December and I'm having a little 'ticker anxiety' ~ I didn't realize how close we were until very recently!! Do you think 3-4 months is enough notice? Or should I just tell everyone to go on their own to get their dresses?

    What do ya think
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    #2 Spazz

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      Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:17 AM

      One of my friends and I were just talking about this yesterday. The wedding I was in 2 weeks ago we got the dresses from Davids Bridal. They told us 4-6months and they were seriously in within 1 month! I've heard that happens a lot there.

      #3 Christine

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      Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:22 AM

      oh they told us 4-6 weeks, my dress (first one) didn't even take more than 2 months.
      Ours were all in with plenty of time and I ordered two of them in early may and they were in mid june, then they still had a month for alterations, and you can always pay an extra $25 for express alterations which is what I did for my second dress.
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        Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:25 AM

        They overestimate to be safe. But it might be a good idea to have the girls go sooner. They will probably need to have them altered. They are usually pretty long. I'd take it somewhere else b/c david's alteration prices are high.

        #5 Spazz

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          Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:28 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Morgan
          They overestimate to be safe. But it might be a good idea to have the girls go sooner. They will probably need to have them altered. They are usually pretty long. I'd take it somewhere else b/c david's alteration prices are high.
          I agree about not getting them altered there. I just had my bridesmaid dress altered there and it was much more expensive than the places the other bridesmaids went (i.e. $85 as opposed to $30!).

          #6 starfish kate

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            Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:32 AM

            I think it depends on the manufacturer. The bridal shop told my sister 8months for her gown, and it was 8 months exactly. For our bridesmaids dresses, they told us 3-4 months and they were in after about 8 weeks. I'd check at David's to see if there are mfg's that tend to be quicker.
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            #7 starchild

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              Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:34 AM

              My BM dresses were from their ready to wear collection so I was told those are ready faster. My BMs were all over too. One in L.A. didn't have time to go, ordered it over the phone and paid $15 to have it shipped to her house. She got it in about 6 weeks, no problem. One in New Orleans got hers in about 4 weeks but needed it altered. They're right - don't do it there. Her $120 dress cost her $250.

              Two other BMs had issues with the particular location. The dresses took 3 months and when they came in one was snagged and one had a spot on it! They had to go through corporate (if you can believe that) to get it resolved. In all, it took almost 4 months for them. To be absolutely safe give them 4 months.

              Which dress did you pick?

              #8 katrina

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                Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:35 AM

                about alterations- i recommend that after they measure you, that you try on a dress in that size in front of the salesperson. they measured me a 6 and i was blown away by that, so i asked to try on a 2 (which is what i knew i was) and that fit way better and was still a little loose. if you're not someone who yoyos in their weight then i recommend getting a dress that will fit you without major alterations.. save the hassle.. bridal salons just like to make some extra bucks on the alterations. :)

                #9 Heidi

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                  Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:35 AM

                  Apparently the dresses we're looking at are popular. That might be why it's a longer estimate too...

                  These are the 4 I think we're getting (in case anyone was wondering!). I just picked the color & they are picking whichever style they want:
                  David's Bridal - Bridesmaids, Dress Detail
                  David's Bridal - Bridesmaids, Dress Detail
                  David's Bridal - Bridesmaids, Dress Detail
                  David's Bridal - Bridesmaids, Dress Detail
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                  #10 Dbell

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                    Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:35 AM

                    So you don't strees out, I would have the BMs go out and get their dresses. I ordered a dress for my daughter from David's this summer and it came within 3-4 weeks. For your peace of mind and one less thing to worry about, I agree to have them get from where they each reside.




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