Post # 1
Hi fellow bees…..
While I frequent the hive often, I have just joined and this is my first post! 🙂 I’m not into this whole wedding planning idea like I thought I would be (hence the reason I’ve been engaged for 2 years and just started planning in Jan. 2011). I’m not one for making decisions, so I’ve decided to come (read: RUN) to y’all–yes, ma’am, I’m a southern belle!
I’m in GREAT need of your advice on bridesmaid dresses. I’ve gone from one color to the very opposite; from long to short; from mismatched to same and back to mismatched. First, though, here’s a litttle info: Oct. 2011 wedding; outside; 7 BMs; not too formal, but not too laidback; peacock colors (of course, who isn’t doing this now?); and knee-length.
Browsing hundreds, no THOUSANDS, of dresses, I’m ready to vomit at the sight of them at this point….until I came across this lovely thing in one the boards, Polyvore http://www. polyvore.com It’s wonderful…if you’re into it, which I’m not. I gave it a little try and became instantly overwhelmed and aggravated. Now, don’t judge me, but I’m giving you what I have so far. Please feel free to give suggestions, criticisms, help, advice, whatever you want to call it!
I look forward to getting some relief! Thanks -BLB
Post # 3
Yes, I forgot to attach my attempt at mismatched dresses!! Oops….
OK, so I don’t know how to actually put this pic in the post!
Post # 4
Welcome to the hive. I am no help with mismatching either, but if you want to upload a picture:
Save it to your computer, hit the green tree icon (5th from the right) and it will allow you to upload.
Post # 5
I like all of the dresses, except one. But, how do you decide who gets by with the $85 dress and who has to fork over $398 for a dress? I think the huge price difference might be a problem (or it would be for me, if I were a BM).
The strapless, pleated dress looks awfully short (mid-thigh??) in the pic. Is that the look you’re going for?
I also noticed that you have materials ranging from twill (which is a rather casual material) to silk and chiffon.
IMHO, I think you need to decide on a feel that you want-the casual twill or the dressier silk-the classic knee-length or the trendier mid-thigh length. You don’t have to have the dresses the same, but I would want the dresses to have the same feel for the event
Post # 6
Thanks for the technical info 🙂
@kybride: I wasn’t necessarily picking out any of these dresses in particular. I was just trying to get a feel for the color. If I go with this sort of idea, I will only give the BMs a length and material to go off of. No price tag, no specific look, just whatever they feel best in. I think this would ensure that they 1. like their dress 2. stay within a budget they feel comfortable in and 3. help me out by taking this little detail out of my hands.
The girls will all have the same bouquet and similarly colored shoes to tie them together.