- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Runnymede Hotel
Hi bees 🙂
I am still a year away from my wedding, but was thinking about BM dresses already as the girls keep asking me!
I have four women bridesmaids, one bridesman – I’m not worried about him, I’ll buy him a matching tie/waistcoat 😛 Of course, the four women are very different looks and personality-wise (it’s why I love them!).
Best Woman is short, has delicate features and is very pale, with dyed red hair (cheery red), she is very sensitive about her size (though she is not ‘fat’, she is a UK size 14).
Bridesmaid or Best Man 1 is short and loves wearing high heels. She has honey coloured hair, and has a kind of unusual figure, 30 inch waist, bra size FF. Obviously strapless is out of the question.
Bridesmaid or Best Man 2 is black, not really a ‘dress’ kind of girl, full figured (UK 16).
Bridesmaid or Best Man 3 is tall, very pale, dyed black hair (think goth) big green eyes.
My wedding colours are turqouise/aqua, coral and a little green. My initial vision for the BMs was for them to pick their own pastel blue/turquiose/green dress (mix and matchy) around the same legnth, then tie it all together with coral coloured statement jewellry. But i was chatting to Bridesmaid or Best Man 3, and she said she was concerned about wearing blue, because she is so pale, but she’d wear whatever i told her to. Bridesmaid or Best Man 2 said she didn’t want to voice an opinion at all, and she’d do whatever i wanted.
Argh! I want all of the girls to feel gorgeous on my day, not obligated to wear something they know isn’t flattering! I am about to be a bridesmaid myself, and having to wear a lavender dress (trust me, not a flattering colour with my complexion), so I thought I was being so thoughtful picking ‘blue’ as I had thought it was pretty universal. I know I can’t please everyone 100%, but has anyone got any advice??