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.
If your bridesmaids are paying for, or contributing for their own dresses, think about what each can afford. One may be able to pay for a seriously expensive dress but that may not be the case for all so putting a budget on it can be a real helping hand for the girls who have less to fork out. For advice, be sure to check out our hitched budget planner _ it can really help you decide what to spend and the areas to spend it on.
by Vanessa M. Turner on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids