Looking back on this whole ordeal I am still glad that I included my ladies in the decision making. I think that we ended up with a dress that will all feel comfortable wearing and knowing that made my decision easier. (I also just need multiple people to agree with me before being able to commit to anything, so having the continuous reassurance was extremely helpful). What about you? Did your bridesmaids help pick out their dresses? Did you have as much difficultly as I did in deciding on the dresses?
P.S. Apparently it can really take some time for those bridesmaids dresses to arrive. I contacted David's Bridal and they told me that it can take anywhere from 6 to 18 weeks for dresses to come in and then you still need to leave time for alterations if they are needed.