Post # 1
I really like the idea of mismatched dresses but I’m only having 2 or 3 bridesmaids and am worried about it not looking cohesive enough unless I get really specific about designer and color. So if you were in the same situation show me how it worked out with so few girls! How did you go about setting paramaters (i.e. pick any dress by this designer in this color, or did you leave it more open)?
Post # 3
Here’s mine, but it wasn’t actually a planned mix and match. My MOH is wearing the dress I picked, but it was a little more low-cut than my other BM’s wanted. Sooo, we went online to find something that would match alright that the other girls felt comfortable in. My middle BM’s dress came in wrecked. Horrible snagging and workmanship that my seamstress said could not be fixed at all. The company (Bridesire-stay away!!) was not backing up their guarantee, so we felt we couldn’t rely on them to fix it. I spent a gazillion hours finding something that would “not look dumb” as I began to call my BM look. I found a long dress from JCPenney. My mom took the sash/belt off and made it a halter. Then she shortened it to tea-length to match the others. In the end, they all had chiffon and they all had halter style, and they all had a semblance of the same blue.
I was happy that it didn’t look “dumb.” 😉
Post # 4
@LibrarianBride: Only in Navy Blue. These were just the samples.
Post # 5
@LibrarianBride: I actually have 4 but here is what I put together as a guide for the 4th after 3 of them had picked out their dresses. Their only instruction was chiffon in “plum” from David’s Bridal. I had no preference on style or length for the first round. The 4th BM was a little more restricted given that they all had long so she ended up with a longer length high-low since she intially wanted short.
Post # 6
@MissusLane: Even though you didn’t plan it that way I think it turned out great!
@springbride23: @Soon2BeMrsS: Lovely!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
I just told my girls ‘knee length, dark grey’ and my FSIL and FMIL are having issues with this…
- What KIND of dark grey? Dark
- But what kind of dark? I don’t care
- What material? Dark grey material
- But shiny or matte? I don’t care
- But what if they don’t match? I don’t care
She’s having a meltdown because there are too many choices.
Post # 8
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
@LDay1983: Unfortunately, you may need to give them examples.
I am a control freak, so with your instructions I would have a dress the next day, but some people are not that way and can not grasp the concept.
Post # 9
I had one dress I fell in love with, but it didn’t come in the sizes we needed for all 6 of my maids.
After hours of stress and the MIL trampling over my ideas, I just gave up and told the girls to go to David’s Bridal, pick a chiffon knee-length-ish dress in Iris and let me know what style it was so I can check it off the list so someone else doesn’t buy it.
All the dresses are ordered, everyone found a style that they were the most comfortable in, and I haven’t heard a single complaint. Woo!
Post # 10
@LDay1983: LOL – Literally just had this conversation with my sister/MOH. Plus the added “But what is your favorite grey? I want to wear your favorite…” – sigh –