I'm really struggling with my BM dresses! One of the girls is going out of the country from January-August of next year. I wanted to go ahead and pick the dresses so that she could order hers before she leaves. I've chosen 7 different dresses, all in the same color and length, and am allowing everyone to pick whichever one they like best. My mom and my wedding planner are really insisting that I order the dresses as a group so that they can come from the same dye lot.
The dresses are coming from David's and I just don't feel like this is a legitimate concern. I could see if they were coming from a boutique, but I think that David's dresses are just going to come from a warehouse somewhere and probably not be from the same dye lot anyway. My mom keeps insisting that she went to a wedding once with red BM dresses that were not all the same shade and that it was a disaster. My dresses are navy so I'm just not super worried about this being an issue.
What do I do? Order the dresses as a group to appease my mom, even though I think it's stupid and a hassle? I feel ridiculous demanding that everyone choose their dress and send me a check 8 months before the wedding. Or, do I put my foot down and tell her that everyone will be getting the dresses on their own?