If you are having several custom bridesmaid dresses made and said bridesmaids are from out of town, maybe you could have them come in for a fitting sooner than the day before the wedding. Please. For the sake of the seamstress do not do this.
Yes, I have 5 bridesmaid dresses to make (well, two left) and I was given nothing more than a few measurements to make the entire dress. Granted, some people are awesome enough to be able to do this without any adjustments being made, but I am not one of those people. As you can probably guess, I won't be posting much this weekend.