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Bridesmaid dresses - bought vs made to measure?

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ColdTeaAgain Tue 22-Oct-13 08:48:31

I have three adult bridesmaids, all very different body types. One in particular, very likely to be pregnant at time of wedding!

I like the full length floaty type dresses you find in coast atm but they're too expensive for my budget and not in the colour I want anyway.

Anyone know much about having dresses made and how it would compare in price?

caroldecker Tue 22-Oct-13 19:53:00

Can't believe hand-made dresses could ever be cheaper than anything in coast

littlemisswine Tue 22-Oct-13 20:20:45

look at evica dresses on Google

we got ours for 60 each and were full length corset ones

LondonNightmareInGhostlyBoots Wed 23-Oct-13 13:44:59

my b'maids dresses were much much cheaper than in shops, suited my maids well and were the exact colours I wanted as we got them made. I was really happy with them and they cost about £30, £35 a dress including fabric and everything. if you are in sw London I can give you the dressmakers number and address? only slight issue is she does not speak great English, her first language is Portuguese.

ColdTeaAgain Wed 23-Oct-13 14:00:21

Thanks but I live in Devon, good to know that dresses can be done for that price though! Definitely worth investigating before buying from the shops!

Mileo Fri 20-Dec-13 17:42:30

Do you mean this Evica and these Bridesmaid dresses? I like them, especially halterneck.

CalorHousewifeoftheYear Fri 27-Dec-13 22:07:11

Debenhams having half price sale right now. Got mine for 60 each.

RevealTheHiddenBeach Mon 06-Jan-14 13:33:39

This may now be too late... but if you live in Devon, there's a shop in Taunton who do made to measure and stock size bridesmaid dresses - search little pride bride on ebay. I'm afraid I can't give you a review yet, but I'm looking at using them for my own, and they might be worth a look?

WeddingComingUp Sun 12-Jan-14 22:33:01

Mine will be made to measure from this site:

My bridesmaids dresses are £92 each from that site and my wedding dress is £250. All made to measure, all including delivery.

A friend of mine had her wedding dress and bridesmaid dress from that site a couple of months ago. We were both dubious about buying online but thought it was worth a bash for a couple of hundred quid. They were perfect - unbelievable quality, delivered 6 weeks after ordering in custom-fit sizing.

I have to have custom fit for the bridesmaids as I have two average size bridesmaids, and my cousin who is a size 24. I've looked, but it's so difficult to find an off-the-rack dress in that size.

After seeing the dresses my friend got from there I am completely confident about ordering and would definitely recommend them.

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