Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
So, I have 3 bridesmaids and all of them have very different body types. They also live in 3 different states so it’s hard to get them all together. My thought is that I’ll have them pick out their own bridesmaids dresses. I would give them the following stipulations:
-Matte fabric (I don’t like the way shiny fabric photographs)
-Not a sausage dress (AKA this: http://housedresses.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/little-Dark-Navy-Blue-party-dress-1.jpg) Anyone know a better way to say this?
Do you think that this is clear enough? I plan to send them a few pictures of dresses that I do like so that they have a clear idea of what I’m going for.
Also, I plan on buying their jewlery as bridesmaids gifts and their hair will all be different, so do you think it is fair for me to specify a shoe for them to buy? Or do you think it would be cohesive enough if I just asked for all nude shoes or all silver shoes (haven’t decided which yet)?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I’m picking the fabric and my mom is making the dresses. I want the BMs to be comfortable in their dresses but its also my wedding so ultimately my decision on color. As for shoes I don’t care what they wear as long as they are a specific color.
Post # 4
My bridesmaids are going to be wearing mismatched blue dresses too. I’m pretty much leaving everything up to their discretion. I told them to wear whatever made them feel most beautiful My wedding is probably pretty far on the bohemian side though.
Post # 5
I love the look of mismatched bridesmaids with matching shoes! That being said – I think both ways will be lovely.
Post # 6
The picture is really big so I’m just going to link to it here:
These were her rules:
We have the same color and very similar fabric.
Knee length to tea length
Strappy silver shoes
We chose the dress AND the shoes. I don’t think anyone really noticed that our shoes were a bit different. And I liked that I could wear slightly shorter heels because one girl is wearing REALLY high shoes. I could never do that.
Post # 7
In my opinion, unless the shoes are something like the cowboy boots above, it’s a little odd to have bridesmaids in different dresses and matching shoes. But I’m also like a shoe fanatic, so maybe that has something to do with it. I’ve linked this photo on the Bee before, but here are my mismatched bridesmaids:
Post # 8
Oh boy, I’m an idiot. I didn’t even realize you can barely see their shoes. They’re all different nude shoes. Kind of missed the mark with that photo. Haha. You can kind of see them here:
Post # 9
@FutureMrsWeston: that is a good idea, but if i were you i would pick a color and designer, so they dresses aren’t so completely different and the color is very similar!
Post # 10
I did exactly choice A– my girls were given the following instructions:
- Short, marine-colored dresses from David’s Bridal
- Open toed shoes in silver, gold, black or gray
Everyone looked FAB in their own choices, which fit their personalities and body types well. From my size 16 friend to my size 4/5 months pregnant friend, everything was perfect!
Post # 11
I like the idea of mismatched dresses, so the girls can FOR SURE feel comfortable in what they are wearing and then all wearing the same shoes. I told my gals the same that you did 😀 navy dresses, knee length, and a chiffon-like material. I got super lucky and found coral wedges for them to wear. (Coral is our accent color.) They are very light weight, I made sure to get them one it was BOGO at payless and I did a few laps around the store to make sure their toes wouldn’t fall off haha
I feel you are on the right track!!! 😀
Post # 12
I would give them the choice of any navy dress of a specific store or brand (David’s Bridal, etc.) if that’s an option, and any type of nude shoe (most girls have nude shoes).
Post # 13
I think as long as they are all the same colour and length, and the shoes are similar e.g all silver or all black peep toe, you can tie it all together with matching flower boquets and voila! It’ll look great.