Satin BMs with Non-Satin Bride? (a little pic heavy)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress looks better?
    Satin with lace (dress one) : (6 votes)
    10 %
    Chiffon with lace (dress two) : (48 votes)
    83 %
    Something else (give me choices, please) : (3 votes)
    5 %
    I forgot my coffee this morning : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @luluvohn:  Honestly, if it were ME wearing the BM dress, I would be a bigger fan of the second dress.  Although they are both beautiful, my reasons are as follows:  a) I love the flowiness, b) Chiffon is very forgiving for a lot of people (satin is a bit tougher), and c) cost efficiency 🙂

    I do not think BM dresses need to match a brides dress by any means, but the second one compliments yours better too!

    Post # 4
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    2962 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @luluvohn:  What about the 2nd dress do you not like? Is it because you’ve had this online affair with the 1st dress for so long? I think you and the BMs need to reach a compromise. If the 1st dress is over their budget already (think about the alterations, shoes, jewelry, hair, makeup, $$ for bridal shower and bachelorette party and lets not forget about travel to the rehearsal, RD AND the wedding!) you may want to think about it.

    Post # 5
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    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @luluvohn:  I would personally prefer to wear the 2nd dress, and as the bride I would think about the price and probably go with the 2nd as well. It really isn’t that different from the first one, but I’m not a big fan of satin and the 2nd dress is something they could wear again.

     

    Post # 6
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    love your gown!  i too prefer the 2nd dress…i wore organza and my girls were in chiffon…i like the way it flowed together.

    Post # 7
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    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @luluvohn:  Im actually not a fan of the first one for a few reasons;

    • cost, too pricey is too pricey and its really not a dress I can see anyone wearing again (the second one I can see being worn many times);

    • fabric, but not just because it compliments your dress better, but more because its a very unforgiving fabric (while chiffon is very forgiving);

    • comfort, the first dress looks far less comfortable than the second.

    I think there was another point but I totally forgot it :S

    Post # 9
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    895 posts
    Busy bee

    The first dress has pleats!!!! Anyone with the smallest tummy is going to look pregnant.

    The second dress is beautiful!

    Post # 10
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    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I always think satin is too shiny, so it looks cheaper.  I prefer the second dress by a lot. 

    Post # 11
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    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    First of all, your dress is fantastic! 🙂

    I voted “dress 2” for bridesmaids dresses. Both choices are absolutely gorgeous but I think the second dress is a better option because it’s cheaper and because chiffon is a much better fabric to spend all day in than satin. Have you ever sat down in a satin dress? I swear it wrinkles if you even look at it the wrong way! Not picture-friendly, my friend!  

    Post # 12
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    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i like dress 2 better, but go with whatever you want.  i don’t think it matters with materials matching.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1259 posts
    Bumble bee

    Personally I am just a person that doesn’t like satin-y anything. When I went shopping for my dress, I refused to try on anything that was satin-y. That being said, the structure of the first dress is nice and the dress is pretty, but I feel like the flowy material and neckline on the second dress is much more flattering (and not just b/c of my satin bias, lol). 

    Plus less expensive and wearability a second time is a way better deal!

    Post # 14
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think chiffon would go better, and I always just prefer chiffon over any other bridesmaid dress fabric anyway. 

    Post # 15
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think the second dress is GORGEOUS! I would way rather wear that than the first dress (sorry…)

    Especially if it’s cheaper! (But is it $20 cheaper or $200 cheaper?)

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