Not everyone loves shopping for bridesmaid dresses. After all, you’re trying to please a lot of different people with different tastes, different body types, and different opinions. And often your bridal party doesn’t always live in the same city, making it even more complicated to coordinate. But one company is changing the bridesmaid shopping experience with a try-on at home program, and this is why Kennedy Blue makes bridesmaid dress shopping easier than ever before.
HOW IT WORKS
Kennedy Blue offers several dress styles in a variety of colors, and you can look through their website to see which styles speak to you. Then, once you’ve narrowed down your choices (there is no limit), you can order swatches and dresses right to your door. You or your maids get three days to try them on before returning them in the pre-paid envelope. You pay just $10 per dress for the try-on rental, and the package includes a measuring tape and size chart so you can figure out what size you should order. After you’ve tried on samples, you finalize the color, size, and style, ship back the samples, and you’re done!
This program started way before physical distancing was even a thing—in fact, Kennedy Blue created their try at home service to accommodate bridal parties that live all over the country. As owner Jim Fritz told us, “With this service, it doesn’t matter where you live, and often, customers find trying on dresses in the comfort of their own home a much more pleasant shopping experience.”
AFFORDABLE PRICING AND FASHIONABLE STYLES
With all dresses ranging between $99 and $149, they are affordable as well as stylish. And the styles offered don’t just follow the fashion trends. Kennedy Blue’s styles are driven by customer requests. So when customers request certain necklines, fabrics, and other details, the ones that are requested most are the ones you’ll see the most of on their site.
TIMING IT RIGHT
As with many aspects of wedding planning, Fritz recommends ordering bridesmaid dresses as early as possible. Dresses usually come in between 10-14 weeks from when you order, but placing a rush on your order could mean it comes in between 7-8 weeks. None of this is set in stone though, so the sooner you order, the more likely you’ll have them with plenty of time for maids to get the necessary alterations they might need.