Mismatched dresses…

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Do they all have to be different?
    Yes - should be 4 different dresses : (7 votes)
    37 %
    No - but no more than 2 in the same dress : (5 votes)
    26 %
    No - 3 and 1 would be fine : (5 votes)
    26 %
    Mismatched dresses are a terrible idea : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    79 posts
    Worker bee

    I think if you do 3 and 1, then the 1 should be the maid of honor. 2 and 2 or all 4 different is fine. It is up to you and your party to decide though! One of my friends had one out of 5 bridesmaids decide to wear a short instead of long dress. I honestly did not notice until someone pointed it out in photos, which is funny  because  I tend to be observant.

    Post # 4
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    agree with @miette:    if it’s 3 and 1 then the 1 has to be the MOH.  It’s confusing to have one girl stand out that isn’t your MOH.


    But, if two girls have one style and the other two have two different styles, I don’t see this mattering as much (playing into the mismatched theme rather than pointing out one person as different).

    Post # 5
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  I did the same thing for my girls. I told then the color and showed them the six dresses they could pick from. It happened to work out that two liked one style and the other two liked a different one. So I had my matron and maid of honors in a dress with straps and the other two bridesmaids in strapless, it was perfect.

    Post # 7
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  I’ve been in two weddings where the bridesmaid dresses were handled this way, and I loved it so much that I’m doing it myself for my wedding.

    In my opinion, the dresses don’t ALL have to be different to look right.  In your case, the only time that it might look funny is if all three pick ONE dress and one girl picks something different.  If you have two and two, or two pick the same dress and the other two pick different ones, you’ll be fine. 

    As it stands, it sounds like you won’t have that problem because the BM’s have already said they’d switch around if need be.  As long as the other two girls don’t BOTH pick the same dress that one of them already picked, you’re in the clear anyway 🙂

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