Post # 1
I am so over this whole BM thing. Seriously. None of my BMs seem into helping plan a thing (except 1 or 2 of the 6 girls) & BM drama is really the only wedding stress Ive had so far. So being that my BMs all live in different cities, states, I decided to get their dresses made off Etsy from a store in Cali that had over 500 positive reviews. So I rounded up roughly 10 dresses I liked & had them choose their favorite. I had 6 dresses made & my sister HATED hers. I agree it was a bit off, so I contacted the seller & shes making a new dress for her… But now, another BM dislikes her dress too. Apparantly she tried it on & her two young sons laughed at her & said she looked like “a big piece of bubblegum” & she thinks it makes her look fat & she hates the dress. Awesome! 3 of my BMs havent even tried their dresses on or paid for them so Idk what they will say & the other tried hers on but she is 7 months pregnant and couldnt corset it up, but from the front she looked cute in it (mind you, shes a size 0-2) Im so annoyed and upset over all of this that Im about ready to just buy all new dresses altogether. It would cost me about 1000-1300 to do so, IDK what to do! I feel like either Im missing how ugly the dresses are or these girls are being too picky. Which is it bees? Here they are — sorry about the crappy pics, but this is me throwing them on and holding the backs while taking pics:
Dress 1 (I cant try this one on because the hips are too small, shes tiny:
The last dress is being remade. This photo depicts the color: DO I WISH IT WAS A LITTLE LESS BUBBLEGUM PINK? YES. But I had to match it to the tablecloths that were included in my catering deal. I think when everyone has their hair, makeup, & a tan in JUNE they will look good in these dresses. Maybe I am missing something???
Post # 3
i’m being honest, sorry. dress 3 is ok. none of them are my style but if i had to pick one to wear, it would be 3.
Post # 4
Personally, at first when I didn’t see someone in it, I thought they weren’t great but when I saw you in it, it really came together for me and I think they will be super cute! Tell your bridesmaids to suck it up and try them on and then pass judgement but not a minute before because they look super cute to me!
Post # 5
I’m not sure how dress 1 will look on an actual person… it looks strange.
And dress 4 could be fit a little better… it doesn’t seem to flatter whoever is in the picture.
The rest are all fine, though.
Post # 6
My honest opinion is that most of them are really cute and definitely not your standard issue “ugly” BM dresses. However, a couple of them lack that “can be worn again” factor that set them apart from typical BM dresses. That is where your BMs may have a problem/have the problem.
Dress #2 and #4 have this issue b/c of the giant flower and flower trim on the front. Are those detachable by any chance? They’re perfect for a June wedding, but for anything else? Not really imo, which is a shame as the style and color is so cute.
Also the bubble gum comment? They are little boys. 🙂 It’s the law for them to make wise-ass comments. They should not be taken to heart.
I voted “No – they are cute!” for the above reasons.
Post # 7
@ajillity81: No prob! I appreciate your honesty.
@jenilynevette: I agree, Dress 4 is my least favorite. I told the girl Id have another dress made but now Im considering buying all new dresses from a bridal shop — how the hell I would do that with girls who never respond to any texts/calls and live in different places, I have no idea.
Post # 8
@Barbiestylez: I think they are cute. Honestly I wouldn’t wear them again after the wedding, but I think that’s the way it is with most BM dresses! I wouldn’t complain about any of the dresses if I had to wear one. I’m a BM later this year and I will wear whatever makes the bride happy- that’s how it should be imo.
Post # 9
I’m not a huge fan of them, but they aren’t bad. Are they returnable? If you can return them, I’d just tell all the girls to buy a pink dress. If they aren’t returnable, I’d just tell your girls to suck it up. Except the one that’s pregnant – will she be pregnant at the wedding.
I’m about to be a bridesmaid in my brother-in-law’s wedding and her mom sewed cups into the dress. Which is great. Except that I’m a 32F and she used D cups. So they don’t fit all the way around my boob. The cup sticks out about and inch farther than my breast. I pointed this out, but she said “Oh no, we don’t want to get any bigger cup – it fits great” So whatever. I’ll wear it. Not that big of a deal. I’m a bridesmaid. I realize that I’m not goign to be wearng a dress that I would pick out.
Post # 10
@Barbiestylez: I think they are overreacting! I messaged you my detailed thoughts but I voted no they are cute!
Post # 11
@MrsNewDay: Idk what to do. All the dresses I love I have to keep in mind wont look good on heavy girls… So I feel like I cant please everyone. Do I LOVE the dresses I had made? Not really. But I dont think they are ugly. But if everyone else does, then I should probably change them.
@little_d: THanks for the input. Im stressed about this. Idk what the hell to do.
Post # 12
I dislike #2 and #4 just because of the giant flowers. But the rest are pretty standard bridesmaid dresses.
Post # 13
Tell your girls to shut up and that its your day.
The dresses look lovely.
honestly one of my girls didn’t even have time to get her dress altered and in her talles heels was tripping all over the place, one of my girls kept falling out of her dress and non of them complained…. it was my day and they all sucked up any personal drama.
I’m sorry you are having a hard time and I’m sorry even girls here are saying they don’t like them. I think they are stunning and great! I’ll come be a BM for ya 😉
Post # 14
I really like them! I can see them not being everyone’s style, but I can totally see why you picked them. They are very romantic and sweet, and as near as I can tell, not unflattering. Good luck!
Post # 15
I think 2, 3, and 5 are really cute. The others not so much. But since you paid for them, I dont think they have anything to complain about, unless they just fit them horribly.
The color wouldnt work for me, because I’m so pale, but I wouldnt complain about it. Its probably impossible to find a shade of pink that flatters every skintone.
Post # 16
I think they’re really pretty! Your girls need to chill.