Bridesmaid dresses for destination wedding

posted 1 year ago in Dress
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Sugar bee

What sort of dress are you going to be wearing (fabric, formality, etc)? I’d consider these factors before deciding what sort of dresses they should wear. If you’ll be in a fancy satin dress and they still want to wear their dresses then I’d say go for it. Have they already purchased their dresses?

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Sugar bee

@WYAtocha:  That’s a gorgeous dress!

Here’s a picture of a bride in a lace fit and flar with BMs in what look like sangria dresses. These aren’t long or satin dresses. I don’t think the satin will move in the breezy I imagine when I think beach wedding. Ordinarily I’d say go with chiffon, but if they don’t like it then I don’t think it’d be a good idea. What other light fabrics does DB offer? I can’t seem to find that info online and I’ve never been to a DB (I really liked Alfred Angelo but I ended up finding the dresses for my girls at a chain store, Fairweather).

 

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Bumble bee

Chiffon would be my first pick as well.  My dress was chiffon and so was my MOH and we were both VERY comfortable on the beach.  It was windy on the beach(as expected) and it actually made for very pretty pictures of our dresses flowing softly in the wind.  So if they don’t like chiffon, maybe another lightweight fabric?  I do agree about the long dresses for BM on the beach.  MOH’s dress was long and it looked amazing on the beach.

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Busy Beekeeper

I once saw a destination wedding where the BMs wore long, matching maxi dresses in cotton.  It looked very elegant, yet not too fancy or overdone.  Would you consider something like that??

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Busy Beekeeper

@WYAtocha:  I did a bit of research:

http://www.zankyou.us/p/maxi-dresses-for-wedding-guests-chic-and-summery-style-27835

mismatched maxi dresses all in neutrals – or a one shoulder chiffon, I know they don’t like chiffon, but I tried on Dessy 6646 which is very similar to this dress and let me tell you, it’s very nice, comfy, flattering.  I didn’t end up picking the dress (bride let us pick between 2 dresses), but it was a really nice option – kinda pricey, though (like $260).

 

 

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Busy Beekeeper

@WYAtocha:  UGH I wish I had known that – we just bought Bill Levkoff dresses (#159 – also chiffon, but gorgeous dresses, you should really look into that one, too) and we paid $230-20% off, with tax they were $200 before alterations.  I don’t want to hear I could have gotten it cheaper! lol

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