How to organize multicolored bridesmaid dresses

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Delanney715: I did pretty much this, except I’m having them all wear jewel tones. I picked four Bill Levkoff shades and pretty much said, “these are the colours, one to a shade, work it out amongst yourselves!” I really lucked out – they all wanted a different one of the four shades with no overlapping. I’m also letting them pick any neckline/strap style they want. So they’re happy to be able to pick out a dress in a shade and style they actually like! We haven’t gone shopping yet, so I’ll let you know how it goes when we do.

Here are the shades I chose:

Keep in mind that if you want to assign shades, that’s okay – think of a typical wedding party where there would be no variance at all. They wouldn’t have much of a choice in that situation, either! Although it was important to me for them to get something they loved and that would have re-wear value for them, so I’m glad they all got to choose a shade they like.


Post # 4
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My girls wore matching dresses, but I’ve heard of brides saying “buy something short in a light neutral color.” You could also pick a fabric/designer and say “pick one of the blues” and let them have at it.

Probably if you do this, the girls would have you look at a picture before they order to make sure it works. That’s what I do when I dont have a specific item to buy, but just geneeral instructions.

Post # 5
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know a girl from college who wanted her bridesmaids to be in rainbow colors.  So, she assigned colors to each.  My friend was in the wedding, and she got yellow…which is a color that looks good on, like, no one.  She ended up switching with another girl.  So…go ahead and assign colors, but I would allow them to switch colors if they want.  

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