Post # 1
My original idea for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses was to ask my 3 girls to choose a dress from among five I picked out froma a single designer, all in the same shade of grey and in the same fabric.
My Fiance (finally) officially asked all of his groomsmen, and in discussing things with them, found that each already owns a grey suit, which is what I want them to where. I don’t really want to cause them any trouble, so I am fine having them wear the one they own, and will buy shirts and ties for them.
The consequence is that the guys will all having varying shades of grey.
I am now thinking about jettisoning the idea of a single shade of gray and the narrowed dress selection. Two of my BMs have very little money, and will both be flying out from the east coast. I am therefore thinking of just letting them pick out any dress they want with some guidance.
Does this make sense? Or should I stick to the original plan? The Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses I chose are in the $150 – $200 range (!!). I just think non-matching grays on the girls are fine when the guys also won’t match.
Post # 3
Hey, if you’re fine with it, go with it. The girls will be so thrilled to be able to pick something within their price range. That’s really accomodating of you.
Post # 4
Yes, I think it is just fine if the colors don’t match perfectly.
I also think they would truly appreciate having the option, as you mentioned money is tight for a couple of them.
Post # 5
I think that would look nice, the varied shades of grey. Having the girls all match and the guys in slightly different colors might make the differences stand out more anyway. I say go ahead and let the girls pick different shades of grey if you are fine with that look. They will appreciate it, and in the end I think your pictures will look awesome. You can always show the girls the dresses you picked out originally and say this is something you can look at to get an idea…. some of them might choose it anyway given the chance!
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Post # 7
Too cute! Thanks so much, taht is reassuring.
Post # 8
Those are really cute. I never thought of gray, but those dresses are very cute & I think it picks up whatever other accent colors you will be choosing very nicely!