(Closed) Anyone with wedding party non-matchy stuff?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My girls all wore blue with red shoes. Different shades and styles, just whatever made them feel gorgeous and made their budget happy. I think they all looked fabulous!

Post # 4
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m just having my BMs wear any knee lenght black dress they want, with purple shoes.  They all have great taste!

Post # 6
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My bridesmaids are all wearing different green dresses:

i tried to get them to shop around and look online for green dresses so that we wouldn’t have to go to a bridal shop and pay bridal store prices, but only one girl did, and she ended up not liking the dress when it arrived. We ended up picking out these five dresses from the bridal store where I bought my wedding dress. They will all be picking out their own shoes, jewelry, etc, and I’m encouraging them to try to just use things they already have instead of buying new stuff.

My advice – you may want to give your bridal party at least some sort of guidelines. At least with my bridal party, they seemed to want me to direct them at least a little; no one seemed comfortable with just coming up with their own thing. I think they were afraid they’d pick something I wouldn’t like and I wouldn’t have the courage to tell them.

Post # 8
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Same dress, non-matching shoes. All will wear white shoes but whatever shoe they would like. One wants to wear flats, several want heels–I want them to be able to express themselves that way. I was open to different dress styles but they all liked the one, so we are doing the individuality in their shoes.

Post # 9
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i also had an outdoor, garden style wedding.  my girls (all 2 of them) wore their own little black dress.  whatever they wanted as long as it was black.  they loved it, especially since it didn’t cost them an arm and leg.  you could do matching jewelry as gifts if you want a sort of matchy matchy thing going on. 

love the blue dresses btw!

Post # 10
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re also doing non-matching little black knee-length cocktail dresses. I just sent an email to them yesterday with some guidelines and they were all really excited about it.

I wanted them to choose their own dresses and feel comfortable, but I also wanted it to look cohesive in photos so I gave them some ideas and sent a bunch of pictures I found by searching for non-matching bridesmairds dresses in Google images.

Post # 11
6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

They’re all wearing the same length black dress with different colored shoes. 🙂

Post # 12
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My BMs are wearing all different dresses! I am having them pick a lavendar dress from Alfred Angelo that is knee length or higher. 

As for the shoes, they’ll wear muted gold shoes…doesn’t matter what height or style!

Post # 13
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I had my girls pick out their own dresses, pink and flowery b/c that’s what I love!

Post # 14
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Bubu82:  That looks great!

We’re considering doing mismatched greens as well and your picture is definitely helping to convince me.  🙂

Post # 15
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I see nothing wrong with doing the mix match ideals, my bridemaids are wearing somthing different from my Maids of Honor and my Matron of honor is wearing something different.

Its your day, you can have what you want 🙂

Post # 16
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010


that looks awesome. i’m not a big pink and flowery person and if i didn’t see pics i would have thought “ew” lol  your BMs picked out great dresses!

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