Bridesmaid dresses : long or short?!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

They are only $15 more? Then yes, I would have them get the dress you like and have the vision you were dreaming of. If it’s only that much you could even offer to help with some of it?

Post # 4
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think a $15 difference is big enough to change your vision. I agree that long wedding dresses are more formal, and I think it would look a bit strange if only one of your girls was wearing a long dress.

If you’re that concerned about the price, mayb you can offer to pay the difference?

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have been toying with the same issue. I have 8 bridesmais and I am planning on buying the dresses if i can get them cheap enough. I agree that long dresses look more elegant and sophisticated and i think that if that is the what you envisioned then an extra $15 shouldn’t be an issue. Go with your heart….I’m now looking at longer dresses also haha 

Post # 6
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@LilySarah:  I don’t think it would look weird if the MOH was the only one in a long dress – in a way, it would serve to make her stand out more from the bridesmaids. Just Google “maid of honor different dress” for heaps of pics. A lot of them have MOHs wearing completely different dresses to the bridesmaids, so a difference in length isn’t as drastic as you may think.

Post # 7
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@LilySarah:  $15 more isnt a big deal. It’s your wedding do what you want and get the long dresses. 

Post # 8
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We chose long AND short. I only have 2 attendants but MOH is in a long dress and my BM is in the short!

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

15 dollars isn’t a lot so I would do whatever you want.  However, short dresses can be just as formal as long and I don’t think it will be weird to have the moh in long.  most people actually do prefer short dresses because they might be rewearable where long dresses probably not and in July they will probably be thankful for them.  Maybe ask your bridesmaids about it.  I was set on long gowns and I didn’t like how they looked on my bridesmaids at all

Post # 10
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had one girl in a long dress and the other three in short. I left the style completely up to them, and one BM wanted a long dress; it looked fine.

Post # 11
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LilySarah:  I don’t think $15 bucks is too much. 

Post # 12
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think given the fairly minimal cost involved, I would opt for long dresses. Personally I prefer bridesmaids in long gowns.

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