bridal party overview
Benita’s has one the most extensive collections of bridesmaids and mother’s dresses in the Pacific Northwest. Our expertly trained staff is at your service to aide in your selection of gowns that will flatter your maids and mothers. We specialize in finding you gowns within your budget that compliment your theme and color scheme.
To complete the look of your bridal party, benita’s also offers tuxedo rentals. Please submit a Tux Registry Formfor more information.
One of the most important considerations when ordering bridesmaid dresses is timing. In order to ensure that all dresses are made from the same dye lot, bridesmaids orders are placed once all sizes have been chosen and a 60% deposit has been paid for each dress. Bridesmaid dresses take about 12-14 weeks to arrive once the order has been placed. If you feel that you do not have enough time for your order, please contact benita’s for rush order information. Appointments are not necessary for the bridesmaids department.
Bridesmaids dresses are more fitted and run smaller than typical clothing. Don’t be surprised if your dress size is larger than what you normally wear. Always remember, fit is more important than size. When a dress is being ordered, benita’s prefers to take measurements and compare them with the manufacturer’s size chart. For out of town bridesmaids, we suggest that measurements be taken professionally and submitted using our online measurement form or our print and fax form.
- arrival and fittings
The bride will be notified when the dresses arrive at benita’s. At that time, we will confirm balance due and any shipping information required. Bridesmaids are welcome to make an appointment with our custom fittings department for any alterations. Benita’s suggests that you allow 3-4 weeks for alterations.
- When choosing a bridesmaids gown, take into consideration height, body shape, skin coloring and personality of your maids. Remember your bridesmaids will look better and have more fun in a garment that makes them feel comfortable. Also, keep in mind the time and style of your wedding. While bridesmaids gowns are important, keep the focus on the bride. The bridesmaids dresses should emphasize the beauty of the bride’s gown and not overpower it.
Bridesmaids are more than beautiful girls to stand beside us on our wedding day. They are our friends, family and sorority sisters— your inspiration and support team. Dress them in the fabulous ensemble they deserve!