Post # 1
So I have been displeased with them since I bought them. It was just one of those things where I was like – this is too stressful, I dont give a S#[email protected], just get this overwith kind of thing….and now that its said and done, I think I really hate them. I think they’re going to be a horrible part of my day, and I dont know what to do, or feel about it now.
I’m screwed and pretty much unhappy about the whole thing. Why did I do that?!!?
Post # 3
what is the dress that you picked? post pics??
Post # 4
Here they are, as listed on the site (there is 2, because some wanted to wear long, some short….sigh) The first dress has a-symectrical layers on it that you cant see, that gather on the right side…
This is the other, which I had to get a fabric change on to match the short dress (which would also be in the same color – celadon)
Post # 5
i think they are nice! what don’t you like about them? could you add a fancy bolero or wrap that you like?
Post # 6
I didnt like the short one – the long was okay. I hatd the short one but was like – "ok it looks good on you, and you…done deal lets get it"
I just have a feeling like they might not mesh that well together…..or look nice against my dress, and that there might be ALOT going on if we have 2 different types of BM dresses, my dress, and the FI and GM all are wearing kilts.
This is his tartan on his kilt, and my dress.
Is it really hardcore mismatchy?
I Just am hating the dresses….its one of the only things I have really been giving second thoughts towards. I just dont think everythings going to look right, and not have that ‘picture perfect’ wedding
Post # 7
wow your dress is amazing!
If you are worried about the photos order them in sepia or b&w, very classy and then all the colors match
you can get pics with your maids in their dresses (will look great) and pics with just his guys (will look great.)
there will be a lot of green if you take pics outside and i think the whole thing will look nice!
Post # 8
I was in a wedding just this past sunday, where the bridesmaids wore the 2nd dress in a green color. it was very pretty AND – the MOH wore long while the bridesmaids wore short (below the knee).
is there any way you can return or sell the short dress (since you dont seem to like it very much) and get the second dress in a shorter version?
PM me if you want to see a picture of how they looked!
Post # 9
I’m sorry you’re feeling upset about the dresses….but I think it’s all going to look really good together! Maybe simpler style bouquets for the ladies would help give some uniformity? Personally I don’t like it when everything is too matchy-matchy. And your wedding dress is a-m-azing.
If you’re displeased with these dresses, what alternative would you prefer? Could you show us some pictures of what you think would be better?
Post # 10
I like them too. I wish you could see the same. maybe if you took a break you will feel better when you come back.
Does the celdaon color in the BM dresses match any color in the tartans? Could you tie the dresses to the kilts with a sash of the same tartan? Or perhaps have the colors of the tartans in the BM bouquets?
If two dresses are short and two long, could you arrange your BMs for the processional as:
short dress -long dress -short dress -long dress
If you can still change the dresses, and that would make you happy, go ahead. Maybe the Bms will be disappointed that they’ll have to wear a dress they don’t like as much. But it sounds like they were giving you a hard time to begin with, which is uncool.
Post # 11
I’m so sorry you’re having the second thoughts about the bridesmaid dresses. Maybe for pictures, you could have a neutral colored couch that the girls with the long dresses sit on and the girls with the short stand in the back of? Try to think of some "props" that might hide the short dresses or make them look long. A fun wrap would be awesome.
On a completely different note, WOW on your dress. It’s gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE it. You’re going to look stunning, and that’s what matters most
Post # 12
Wow what great responses by all of you!
@vistagirl – wonderful call in getting pictures in b&w, and sepia. I actually never thought of that! – however I obviously don’t want all my pictures to be that way
@chealseamorning – As for bouquts, I do have that covered for a simpler style. We are doing Callas so thats a simple elegant look on it’s own
@Tanya123 – I would have liked to have the processional the way you listed – which also makes the most sense, but the long dresses are for my MOH and my Jr. BM so it goes MOH (long) BM, BM (both short) then jr. BM (long) so it’s kinda wonky!
As for dress changes. I dont think thats going to happen. When I ordered the girls dresses the people at the store said I would be cutting it close to the wedding date for when they arrive (3 months wait – weddings in Aug)
and yeah! they were being a pain, they were however being like "i dont care what I wear" which in some cases is a brides dream, but not mine. I wanted them to pick out what they wanted, for their styles and personality – so having all different cohesive dresses, and I thought that was good of me, but they wouldnt have any of it, and I picked out those dresses (which i obivously now dont like for various reasons) and am unhappy. sigh
You girls are wonderful – thanks for all the comments on MY dress! 🙂 appreciate it
Post # 13
I like the dresses and I think they are a great complement to your own dress!
Also, I really don’t forsee a big issue with the processional since both BMs are wearing the short. I don’t think it would be bad with the JBM and the MOH wearing the long. But, I’m so sorry you feel frustrated!!!
Post # 14
Ok…I have to admit, this post is making me feel a little crazy!
I have yet to have one bad compliment about them…is it ONLY me who thinks and feels this way? that they don’t go well, its all too much etc.
Maybe this is my first real bridal freakout? because I know those can make a girl a little crazy. Maybe thats why I hate them? ha ha
I am really just trying to go for elegance at my wedding, and for some reason those dresses don’t scream ‘elegance’ to me. Maybe its the fabric? (poly chiffon) the color? (jasmines Celadon green) I just dont know, but for some reason I look at them and am not satisfied.
*******also I am not going to lie – (kind of a bridezilla moment that I havent brought up yet…) that my best friend (the FI sister) is getting married in April 2010 and she is ALREADY looking at BM dresses, and me being a BM of course trying on the dresses she wants is hard because they have all been really nice, I find nicer than mine, that dont even compair to the dresses I got for them….so I feel kind of jealous??
Post # 15
Aww, poor thing. I feel for ya. Personally, I can’t see how her BM dresses could look that much better. But really, hoe good do you want them to look anyway. (Just kidding.)
I think your dresses are great. They are fairly simple, which means they will still look nice in the photos 15 years from now. And you can do things to embellish them. Or have amazing bridal bouquets that really stand out.
You are going to look amazing. Isn’t that the best part? Are you happy with your own dress. I love it. There are some brides who are not actually happy with their dreses. I bet they’d rather love theirs, and not be too crazy about their BM dresses (if they had a choice.) And some brides don’t get what they want in a BM dress for various reasons. (BM sizes, one’s prego, etc.) Who knows, your FIL might have an issue like that to deal with.
I don’t know if my rambling made you feel better. It will all work out.
Post # 16
@tanya – ha ha your ramblings did make me feel better! You’re great ha ha! Thanks for all your help and support
Thanks again about the compliments on my dress….I DO love my dress. I have loved it from the moment I put it on and bought it on the spot, which was OVER a year ago! I go to the store where they store it until the wedding and try it on often and I put it on and I still love it just as much! I haven’t had any doubts whatsoever, which is nice considering I see so many beautiful dresses on here, and see the posts where brides dont like their dress. so sad!
You know what, I am just going to suck it up and see how it is when the dresses all come in, and I have all the girls together (the MOH and 2 BM) because anytime they were trying them on it wasnt together, so if I see it all together with the right color this time I may just like it.
Thanks so much, I appreaciate someone putting me back into reality, I go a little insane sometimes!