Post # 1
What’s buzzin’, bees??
I am a bit ahead of my schedule since my wedding is in August 2015, but I wanted to research how I can have my bridesmaids wear the same color but have different style dresses. Basically, the color is a summer orange (THAT in itself has been an interesting experience.. not sure I know exactly what the color is, as I am trying to stay away from an autumny feel.. but I see there are plenty of posts on this).
Because I have four bridesmaids of different body types (size and color) my concern is this: if I am really enforcing this color, I want everyone to be able to select the fit of the dress (strapless, form fitting, or whatever). I’ll just want that they have the same color, length (knee), and fabric. I just love the idea of everyone feeling comfortable, since I’ve been in many weddings where comfort wasn’t an option.
How do I do this? I want to also be mindful of pay so I figured if I provided a list of designers, everyone can select their style themselves, shoot me an email and then go from there?
Has anyone else done this?
Post # 2
msapollonia84: I did this too! And I’m also an August 2015 Bee….
What I did was select a color (Oasis from Bill Levkoff), and designer. This ensured that the color was literally from teh same bolt of fabric, so they would match exactly. Then we made an appointment, everyone picked out a dress in their specifications, and everyone was happy. Lol.
I think what made it easy was me picking out a specific color and designer and having some suggestions on where to start. I wouldn’t pick multiple designers, as you run the risk of one burnt orange not being the same as another’s burnt orange, if that makes sense.
Post # 3
Oh – so far what they’ve picked is this (waiting on one more BM):
http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/498 for the girl who doesn’t want her shoulders too exposed, and didn’t feel comfortable in a tighter dress (silly of her, honestly, she’s a gorgeous girl), nor wanted a lot of cleavage
http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/160 for my busty friend who wanted to hide her cleavage but wanted something a bit more fitted
They decided on full length on their own. I knew one girl would NOT want a knee length dress, it would make her uncomfortable, so I had them decide, and they all decided full length separately. I just asked that it be chiffon/similar fabrics.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
I did something like this. My ladies wore infinity wrap dresses, but each wrapped them differently. One girl even had sleeves.
Post # 5
msapollonia84: I did this too, and when I was a BM in my friends wedding she did it.
When I was a BM, the bride sent me the designer, colour and length and I went into my nearest bridal store, tried on dresses, and picked the one I liked.. alone… haha, it was a very simple process. Then I told her what my style number was and she ordered it.
For my wedding, we ordered the dresses online. I picked the length, colour and material and created a FB group, everyone posted the dress they wanted to make sure there was no overlap and so we could make sure they went toegther then I ordered them. Easy peasy.
Post # 6
I am getting married Oct 2015 and this is what I am doing as well. I gave them a designer, a color, length and fabric. I have 4 girls and they can each pick out the cut they feel most comfortable in. Two have already purchased! I would be leary of going with different designers just because the colors, even though they may have the same name, may be an entirely different color.
Post # 7
absolutely_tati: This is what I’m doing! My Sister/MOH found some infinity dresses on Etsy for less than $40! She actually went ahead and ordered one (without ever telling me! lol) so that she and all the bridesmaids could try it on and play around with different styles and they all love it. They had a blast trying to figure out what styles they each liked (apparently there were hours of wine and Youtube videos involved).
msapollonia84: If this is something you’re interested in, though, I would DEFINATELY recommend ordering a fabric sample. The dress my sister received was a very different shade than what it looked like on the computer screen, so she’ll actually end up buying a second dress in the right shade for the wedding. Still, the fact that the dress is inexpensive and won’t require any tailoring makes it a cheaper option, even if she does have to buy two!
Post # 8
msapollonia84: We did this at my wedding. We used Davids Bridal. I chose this because I had a couple bridesmaids with financial issues (some in school, no job, etc.) and they were reasonably priced – most cost between $79-$120. I also chose them because I have a BM across the country and she was able to shop at her local store.
I chose the color and the fabric and they were able to choose the different cuts and styles. I had 7 ladies and there were three different dresses bought. Everyone was happy and everyone loved picking out their own style.
I was also in a wedding where this was done (eggplant – bari jay -chiffon) but those dresses were 200+. Honestly, I was just happy to be able to choose my own dress that looked great on me.
Post # 9
msapollonia84: I did this with dresses from David’s Bridal, because I too was trying to be kind to their wallets and also because everyone was from all over the country and this just seemed easiest. DB has several nice orange colors, Tangerine, Guava, Persimmon, and maybe even Poppy.
Post # 10
I did this, and my girls all ended up buying dresses from ModCloth in peach. I think it helped that they bought them all from one place because the colors and designs complimented each other well. But I think peach is generally an easy to match color. Not sure about summer orange!
Post # 11
msapollonia84: I also did this We ordered from Alfred Angelo. I chose short blue and chiffon. Then the girl had at it. each picked a dress they liked and it worked out were 3 choose a strapless and 3 choose a one shoulder! there dresses were so pretty and very affordable! one dress was around $130 and the other was $150. They have a color called Tangelo that is pretty (google it there web site colors are a little off)
Post # 12
I’m actually doing all my girls in different colours, and different dresses. They are all going to be in Alfred Sung cocktail length dresses in the dupioni fabric.
I believe Alfred Sung has a couple shades of orange in the dupioni and the peau du soie
Post # 13
I’m also doing this and also an August 2015 bride 🙂
I love the look of infinity/wrap dresses but unfortunately, I think they tend to only look good on girls who don’t need to wear a bra (correct me if I’m wrong, but in my experience, the material never seems to sit right with a strapless underneath) and my two bridesmaids defiitely wouldn’t be cool with that 😛
I think what I’ll end up doing is picking a colour and fabric from David’s Bridals and letting them pick whatever. We all live across the country from one another, o way will we be able to all go dress shopping together, and one girl lives in the US, so this is the easiest way- there is a David’s in both of their towns.
Post pictures of what you decide on!
Post # 14
msapollonia84: It’s very easy to do this, and is what I did. I used J.Crew, but I know you can do this at David’s Bridal too. J.Crew has samples of all their fabrics, so I started by selecting a few I thought might work. Once I got them in the mail, I picked the best one. Then I just let the girls know to get their dress in that color, material, and length and that was it. The great thing was, some girls were able to get their dresses for as low as $69 since they just found styles that were on sale in that same color. It’s much easier than trying to get everyone together and to agree to one particular style.
Post # 15
I JUST sent an e-mail to my bridesmaids with the information since we’re less than six months away! I created a Google doc with the dresses (from JCrew, David’s Bridal, Nordstrom, and ASOS) with the exact color that I was thinking about as well as some links to Pinterest images that I’m going for. Hopefully they’ll be purchasing soon and I just included a note that they can type next to the dress they plan to wear.