Post # 1
I can’t get any 2 out of my 3 bridesmaids to agree on a dress. I can’t even get any 2 of them to agree on a style they like! One likes more formal, one likes more casual, one seems to change her mind constantly and I can’t figure her out. Our wedding is going for a cocktail style look. I was going to give them a color and have them pick their own dresses, but I realized based on their suggestions to me that if I allow them to pick their own then one will show up super formal, one will show up casual, and I have no idea what the other one will be wearing!
I was thinking of just having them buy those convertible or infinity dresses like on http://www.henkaa.com/ that way it’ll fit the theme of the wedding and they can style it how they like. The dresses are well within the budgets they gave me and I’m afraid to even ask their opinons anymore because I’m sure at least 2 of them will complain for some reason or anther. One complains about anythign that isn’t formal and traditional because she thinks thats what bridesmaids should wear but I think she doesn’t realize she’ll be way overdressed for the event if she wears something like what she wants.
Are these dresses ok? The last dress I posted on here got shot down pretty harshly so I’m kind of scared to even ask on here but I’m hoping some people will take more kindly to me this time and at least let me down gently!
Post # 3
I agree, your bridesmaids should not be in formal dresses for a cocktail party atmosphere. I think these dresses work nice, I would do short dresses, not long.
Have you considered Davids Bridal? I picked the color and the length (short) and let them pick the dress. It worked out well because they all feel comfortable in their dress
Post # 4
@bummbledbee: The idea of that dress is cool, but I’m not crazy about the fabric. It may be unflattering on someone who is a little overweight. Have you checked out Alfred Sung’s dresses? I think that there is a ton of good options style wise and they are super cute!
Post # 5
@LizLemon: when they discussed the dessy dresses it got chaotic. 2 of them wanted the most formal ones on there, the other girl didnt like anything. Dessy does have the convertible dress also though, so I can suggest that one as well. I don’t care if they use specifically the henkaa ones, they can use any convertible dress as long as its in the same color.
@Bostongrl25: similar problem with Davids Bridal. one of them wanted some crazy fancy Vera Wang dress that the others hated, and she didn’t like anything else. The other 2 couldn’t be pinned down to say what if anything they liked from Davids Bridal because they kept suggesting other dresses from other designers.
Its like herding cats!
Post # 6
I’m not sure if it fits your budget, but i loove the dresses form Vera Wang collection at David’s Bridal. And they definately have a cocktail party feeling about them
Post # 7
i’m really not a fan of convertible dresses. i think they’re clingy and can hold onto boobs weird (i know that sounds awkward, but its the truth). plus, they seem like beachwear to me.
you might just have to put your foot down and tell your friends to shove it. you’ve been more than accomodating, and they just need to suck it up and pick a dress that goes in line with your style!
i think that pikcing a color and fabric from a particular designer would be a great way to go. good luck!
Post # 8
@luludallas: yah thats the one that the maid of honor liked but the other 2 girls hated!
Post # 9
Help anyone? If the convertible dresses don’t work then I don’t know what to do!
Post # 10
@bummbledbee: Honestly, you have been MORE than accomodating to your girls tastes and opinions, but it’s not their wedding. Getting women to agree on 1 dress can be impossible sometimes, especially because it sounds like you have a very vocal group. That is why the bride gets to decide 🙂 Keep in mind your girls body type, and pick a dress. Dont ask for their thoughts, just pick it and tell them this is the dress.
Post # 11
@bummbledbee: I love these…I am using these for my wedding and all my girls are excited to use them.