I was just recently asked by one of my out-of-state clients, "How do we handle ordering the wedding parties attire when many of live in different locations?"
Then when it comes to ordering attire, the easiest thing to do is order gowns and tuxedos from a chain of wedding attire stores like David's Bridal and Men's Wearhouse. That way your bridesmaids and groomsmen can try on the exact garment they will be purchasing and/or renting. But when that is not possible, make sure the wedding party knows the price and payment plan of the store and when the garment has to be ordered. Then inform them about visiting a cleaners or tailor to get their exact measurements to provide the store when they call in with their order. The biggest factor to understand and stay on your wedding party about, gowns and suits will not be ordered until ALL of your wedding party members have placed their order.
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