My wedding is about 5 months away and it's getting close to the cut off time for my bridal party to buy their dresses. The dress shop where we found the dresses suggested that everyone order them by today. I very politely sent everyone an email about 5-6 weeks ago reminding them of the date; I sent another one about two weeks ago. Three girls have ordered their dresses; the remaining two have not. As far as I know, price is not an issue. I asked each of them their budget prior to shopping. One claims she doesn't have time to go to the dress shop because she lives further away than the other girls (the shop does take orders over the phone). What do I do if the girls do not order their dresses?
The dress shop clearly stated that if the dresses are not ordered by a certain time, it's possible they will not arrive on time. Are they out of the wedding if they don't order their dresses? How do you handle a situation like this? My only expectation of my bridal party is to order a dress, buy some shoes (of their choice) and show up.