sister hates dress

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think that she should just suck it up and wear it. I also think that she should have never said to you that she doesn’t like the dress. If I were a bridesmaid and I didn’t like the dress I would NEVER complain to the bride and I would wear it with a smile on my face and donate it later.

Just keep the dress. When its her wedding, she can pick out what she wants you to wear.

ETA: I just read that she didn’t say it to you, she said it to your mom. Your mom probably shouldn’t have told you that.


Post # 4
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

She has to wear it for 1 day, she can deal

Post # 5
234 posts
Helper bee

I also agree that she can deal with one day. She may just be passively complaining, so you don’t really have to worry. Now if she had said it to you, or in the future makes open remarks to you, then you may need to speak up. Until then, I think you don’t have to address this situation or make changes anywhere. Often people may express dislike to someone else, but won’t say it to the actual person. It’s just how some people are.

However, if you are truly biting your nails over this, and it will be a significant bit of stress in your life, maybe you can consider changing the maid and matron of honours dress (since they are the title brides maids) to the one you are considering. I often see the maid and/or matron of honour have different dresses from the rest of the bridal party.

This is just one option though. I would rather you hold your ground in YOUR decision, and show her that it is your day, and that you make the final decision for it, whether or not she ever personally tells you about her dislike for the dress.

Post # 6
2992 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It is one day and she will survive. Tell her to suck it up.

Post # 7
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with all the others. She needs to suck it up. It’s not about her. 

Post # 8
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

pics b/c i am curious, but yes she’ll suck it up.

Post # 9
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Pics please! I’m sure it’s fine, but she’s probably just complaining for the sake of complaining. She’ll live. If not, demote her.

Post # 11
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s very pretty!


My bridesmaids dresses were from Bill Levkoff too and I think they were the decision that caused me the most stress during my wedding planning. On the day of they looked great though!


As everyone else has already said, your sister needs to suck it up. Don’t let this issue worry you any further.


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