Hardest Part So Far…

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Coastal Maine inn

thekimmer86:  I agree that this is super difficult! I just chose the dresses, and rather than take everyone with me to try things on together, I went with only my MOH. She tried on a bunch of different styles, and I picked 5 that I liked that all come in the fabric and color I picked. That made it a LOT easier to go to my bridesmaids and say “all I did was pick a color and fabric – here are five styles you can choose from!” That way they still feel like they have a say in what they’re wearing, and people with different body types don’t have to wear the same style. 

Post # 3
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

thekimmer86:  can you afford to buy the dresses? That might save you the headache then you can choose and just be done with it

Post # 4
1715 posts
Bumble bee

Decide the color you want, pick a number of styles you like, and let the bridesmaids pick out of the dresses you already approved. 

You’re not being a bridezilla for having an opinion about what your bridesmaids wear, you’re doing what brides who have bridesmaids have to do to some degree or another. It’s simply a part of the wedding planning process. 

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My MOH wore a different dress by the same designer in the same color/fabric and it looked fine. All the other girls liked the dress they wore, but it was universally flattering. Ill attach a pic so you can see 🙂


Post # 6
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t want to worry about it so I just told my girls “yellow, knee-length dress in a non-shiny fabric” and it worked out great. They found their own dresses and I though they looked great! And, best of all, it was easy!

Post # 7
6 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had the same issues, so I just picked out fabric swatches in a spceific color and material, gave one to each of my BMs and my MOH to take with them when they went dress shopping or if they saw any dresses they liked. I also asked them to make sure the dresses were strapless/sleeveless or one shoulder and cocktail-length. We ended up with 5 different dresses on 5 very different body types and it looks very coordinated because even though the styles were different, each girl loved her dress and all 5 complemented one another.

Post # 8
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

go to alfred angelo.  that was recommended to me for BM dresses.

you pick the color you want.  every dress comes in every color.  then select a few styles you wants your BMs to choose from.  then let them pick.


i took my girls, told them any dress they wanted.  they all picked the same dress. 

Post # 11
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

ajillity81:  My dresses were Alfred Angelo! They were awesome and so many places carry them!


thekimmer86:  Thanks! The girls loved them. And the BMs all had pockets!!!! lol Maybe try the Alfred Angelo approach. That way you can have an unlimited amount of dresses to choose from and then give them the limited list. That might work out best for you.

Post # 12
2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

angelicd77:  One of those dresses is different?? I can’t tell!  

Post # 13
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

BurlapnLace:  the girl to the left of me is my little sister. Her dress was more of a fit and flare instead of the full a-line that the others were. She also had a custom ivory belt made and sewn onto the dress right under the bustline. It looked FAB!


Post # 14
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

thekimmer86:  well one of my bridesmaids absolutely hates the color of the dress but that’s non negotiable. I basically sent them to the bill levkoff site told them to pick long dresses in chiffon. Then we are ordering from chichistyles.com bc they are SO much cheaper than a salon! 

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