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Being a bridesmaid is like the ultimate friendship goals—your friend wants you to be a part of the biggest and best day of her life! Now, being a bridesmaid and getting a dress is unique to the wedding— sometimes the bride chooses the gown for her bridesmaids, other times she chooses a color scheme, or the bridge might be "chill" enough to trust her friends choose a dress for her big day. No matter what the scenario is—we are here to help you understand what you, as a bridesmaid, can do to make sure there aren't any wardrobe malfunctions on your part! 

When Should I Order?

You’ve probably seen those wedding shows on TLC where a bride comes in saying her wedding is less than two months away—do not do this. No matter what the case for what the bride is looking for on her wedding day with shape, color, and length, you want to have your dress picked out at least six months prior to the big day!

Why this long out? Since we want your experience as a bridesmaid to be special, and we want to make sure everything is perfect—for both you and the brides sanity! This allows for possible shipping delays, alterations, and anything that may pop up out of the blue. We want you to be safe, rather than sorry! And think of it this way—when you are (or when you were) a bride, did you really want to stress over the bridesmaid’s dresses? No! So please make sure you order at least six months prior to the wedding!

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Where Should I Buy?

Well, we are slightly biased when it comes to choosing a bridesmaid dress. We seriously think that Beside the Bride has the best selection of dresses and staff to help you… but no matter where you choose to get a bridesmaid dress you want to get it in a brick and mortar store. Yes, online shopping is great to do! Shipping can be quick, and you can try it on in the comfort of your own home, but this is not the time to do shop online. So many times we have seen girls’ order dresses online and they run into a bunch of issues like: the wrong size, the picture online is nothing like what they received in the mail, its ripped, or it could never show up! These experiences will never happen to you when you come to Beside the Bride.

So, what should you do as a bridesmaid? Order your dress at least six months in advance, and get it from a brick and mortar store!

What should you not do? Wait until the last minute to choose a dress, or order your dress online—there are so many issues that can pop up by waiting too long or ordering online!

Here at Beside the Bride we promise to help you through any and every issue you may encounter through the process—if anything goes wrong, we are here to help you! Not only do we offer amazing service, but we have beautiful dresses that will fit in any sort of wedding! 

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