Wedding Dress Comes First: Your bridesmaid dress choices will depend hugely on the style of your wedding dress so make sure you have made your final choice on your dress before the bridesmaid shopping commences. You want to make sure that your bridesmaid outfits flatter your dress and overall bridal look.
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 Cynthia R. Brooks on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids