Stick to your budget: If you are asking bridesmaids to pay for their own dresses, make sure you choose something that isn't extortionately expensive. Glossy wedding magazines are full of designer bridesmaids' dresses, but you can often find something similar for a fraction of the price.
Time It Well: Whether your bridesmaids are buying designer or off_the_rack, or renting their dresses, you should set and stick to a timeline to ensure no one is scrambling at the last minute. For a designer gown, it will take two to three months for the order to arrive, and then another four to six weeks for any alterations, so six months is an ideal time frame. Because off_the_rack dresses may sell out quicker, as soon as you find a style you love, you should have your attendants purchase it. Renting a gown can take at least two weeks to receive, so make sure they plan accordingly.
by Allen G. Damiano on Aug 11, 2018 Bridesmaids