Post # 1
I have asked 8 girls to do me the honour of being my bridesmaid, and all have said yes. However since I have so many maids and everyone is living far apart I have asked them all to get their own dresses. I dont want everyone to look the same anyway so each girl can pick their own dress that suits them and represents their individuality. All I ask is that no dresses come above the knee, no cleavage and they have to follow the colour range I have given them (blush/pale pick). This is how it will be likely to turn out (my dress is the one in the middle obviously):
What do you think? Is it too mismatched?
Post # 4
I love the mismatched look! I would suggest asking everyone to pick the same fabric- chiffon in shades of blush, satin in shades of blush, etc. and then tell them to do all long dresses, no cleavage. no embellishment.
Post # 6
TobeMrsD: What I did, was picked a designer (Alfred Sung) and the color midnight and then told all the girls to pick whichever dress of his that they liked best. Many bridal stores carried that designer, so they were all able to find a store near them and try on some styles. Also the site Weddington Way makes it easy to have all girls share the dress they like or comment on different styles. I created my board, added all the different styles they could choose from, and then invited each girl to join the board. Soon enough, they were all commenting on which dresses they liked best and once they had bought theirs, they went to the website and claimed it so all the other girls would know. Just a suggestion! My dresses will all be different, but same color and fabric. I’m lettting them choose their hairstyles and jewlery so they are different, but cohesive.
Post # 2
TobeMrsD: love it. Only thought is whether you might consider having your bridesmaids avoid too much sparkly/embellishment as that can make the dresses seem a little disjointed (although I don’t think it matters).
Post # 3
I personally don’t like the mismatched look, so I won’t weigh in on that… BUT I wanted to point out, you should try to get them all to get the same fabric at least, because it looks more like a cohesive intentional mismatching that way.
Post # 5
TobeMrsD: I agree with PP that I would ask them to get matching fabric at least, but I ADORE the mismatched look! So long as it’s done so that it still goes together. 🙂
Here’s a few inspiration pictures for you to check out that I found on Pinterest. <br />
Post # 7
TobeMrsD: i love this!!! i am having a very casual and laid back wedding – and i’ve asked my (10) bridesmaids to all find a dress in a shade of mint green that speaks to them…dont’ care about style, length…just as long as its a shade of mint. and i just said tan/nude shoes (anything from platform pumps to rainbow flip flops)…i think it will be the perfect expression of how different they all are. i can’t wait to see them all together!
Post # 8
i like the look where the bm dresses don’t necessarily match but do suit the figure of the bm.
the only thing i would suggest, along with length and colour, would be to stick to all of the same fabrics. if you have some satin, some chiffon and some lace, it might be too much difference.
Post # 9
We’re doing mismatched and I still haven’t even seen everyones dress (the wedding is in 2.5 weeks). But I’m confindent that it will be fine. I just told them all a color, length, and to keep it solid without patterns.
One thing I have noticed is that this option makes your BMs very happy. Being in a bridal party can get really costly and involve a lot of headaches. Giving them the option to choose a dress that fits them personally and can be whatever price they like helps.
Post # 10
I absolutely LOVE the mismatched bridesmaids look and will definitely be doing this for my own wedding – it fits perfectly with our relaxed, informal wedding vision!
My girls are absolutely delighted about it as they can all pick something they feel great in and that they can wear again. My only stipulations are that it is a summery dress (NOT a bridesmaids dress per se), that it is kneelength or above and that it is blush coloured! I’m not bothered about them being the same fabric… I think the matching bouquets will make it as cohesive as I need it to be.
I know the mismatched look isn’t for everyone but with the right kind of wedding, I think the effect is amazing!
Post # 12
i had my girls in different shades of blue. It looked fantastic and i got alot of compliments that everyone got to pick a dress that suited them. I only said knee length and no lace. There was different fabric and different shades and it still looked amazing. I dont get where this “everyone has to wear the same dress” thing came from but its boring to me. And they will all get to wear the dress again since it wasn’t a standard “bridal” look.
I loved it. They all got white flowers and mine were blue so it pulled everything together.
Post # 11
I’m doing sort of mismatched! There was a lot of drama with my original choice for bridesmaid dresses, so I just said eff it. I told them to go to DB, pick a knee-length chiffon dress of their choice in the color Iris, and let me know what the style number was so I don’t have to worry about two girls wearing the same dress. Here’s what we’re ending up with:<br /><br />
Post # 13
wlphilli: thats a great idea! thank you so much 🙂 I’m sure your girls will look lovely!
Post # 14
foxtrot: good idea! I will thinking the same .. less bling on the dresses, especially if they have other accessories
Post # 15
PacificMrs: they’re lovely! I soo love the mismatched look, will definitely try to aim for a similar look to the pics you shared 🙂