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Dress Measurements
updated: Feb 12, 2013, 4:49 PM

I'm a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding and need to get measured before I order the bridesmaid dress. Where do you recommend I go? Do they normally charge for this?

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 COMMENT 373831 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 04:53 PM

I think you can go to a bridal shop - ask them if they carry that bridesmaid dress (ie can order it). They should do it for you because you could be a potential customer one day!


 COMMENT 373837 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 05:03 PM

I already know where I'm going to order it... I'm just going to have to get measured separately because I'm the lone bridesmaid that lives 5 hours away. lol :)


 COMMENT 373839 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 05:13 PM

Clearly the most qualified to take your measurements is a seamstress or taylor. Call a bridal shop, there is one in the Galleria on State & Hope, and ask them what they would charge for the service of taking your measurements. Voila'. You will know up front how much it will cost you.


 COMMENT 373840 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 05:26 PM

Any bridal store or tailor can help you. A tailor might be easier since you don't have to be ordering something from them.

You will likely have to have some adjustments made to the dress when you get it anyway, so a tailor can also help with that.


 COMMENT 373847 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 05:42 PM

Tony the Tailor is awesome -- he's on the first block of West Mission Street.


 BECKY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 06:11 PM

The place you are ordering it from should be able to tell you what measurements you need, and then you and a friend with a tape measure can just do it yourself. Lots of us used to sew, and measuring is quite simple.


 COMMENT 373926 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 07:36 AM

865: That's crude/sexist and I enjoyed it!


 COMMENT 373937P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 08:20 AM

Don't do them yourself, it's harder than it seems. You will cut down on the fitting necessary when you get the dress.


 COMMENT 373950P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 08:42 AM

Any bridal shop should do this as a courtesy. As a former owner of a bridal shop I can tell you that most of the bridesmaid gown orders come from out of town bridesmaids supplying measurements.



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