Thank you for choosing Jealous Bridesmaids! Shopping for a bridesmaids dress is very different from buying a dress off the rack at a regular retail store, and there are a few key things to keep in mind while going through this process so you know what to expect and have the most fun with the least stress!
Shipping Time (Please allow at least 3 to 4 months from order to delivery)
Regular shipping is about 3 to 4 months. Rush and super rush delivery is available for most dresses for an added fee, cutting delivery time to about 6 to 8 weeks. Please try to order your dress well in advance of your wedding date in order to avoid rush fees and the stress that comes with a tighter time frame.
We recommend ordering your dress at least 5 months before the wedding date, including time for alterations (i.e. 3.5 + 1.5).
Sizing and Alterations (Please allow 1 to 2 months for alterations)
Your measurements will be taken in three places: bust, natural waist and hips. We then compare these measurements to that specific designer's chart size, and we consult with you in order to select the size that best corresponds to your measurements, keeping in mind the silhouette and style of the dress.
The key implications from the point above are: 1) dresses are NOT custom made to your measurements, even though we take your measurements, which is a common misconception, and 2) we always err on the side of caution and order a size that may seem too large in one or two of the three measurements but fits correctly in the third one (respective of the silhouette of the dress). This is because a dress can be taken in fairly easily, whereas if it’s too small in any area, there might not be enough fabric to let it out (i.e. a highly undesirable scenario).
Alterations are usually necessary since it is rare that a person will have exactly the same three measurements as any size on the designer’s size chart. We offer a very experienced on-site seamstress so we can see you through from start to finish.
We recommend ordering all bridesmaids dresses from one location and at the same time if possible so they are made in the same dye lot. This refers to the coloring of the fabric used to make your dresses. When the dresses are ordered together, the designer will cut them all from the same piece of fabric ensuring there is no variation in color.If dresses are not from the same dye lot, the colours may differ. This rule generally only applies if all of the dresses are the same style.
To make sure we order dresses from the same dye lot, all individual payments must be made before we can place the entire order for that bridal party with the designer.