Allow about two to three months for the dresses to come in, and an additional four to six weeks for alterations. Alterations typically take only two weeks, but a second fitting (if necessary) will add a few weeks. Also, don't assume that every girl will be able to get to the tailor the day the dress arrives__be considerate of their busy schedules.
Give Yourself Time: As well as giving yourself time to find the bridesmaid dresses, delivery and alterations also need to factor into this time_scale. There is no way of predicting things getting lost in the post, not fitting or needing slight alterations so leaving a few months breathing space is always a good idea.
by Jamie H. Young on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids