Post # 1
I am planning an intimate, romantic, vintage-y, garden wedding: lace, pearls, roses, and the lot. I am using the color scheme of ivory and blush pink.
I have not bought my wedding dress yet but I know it will be a lace mermaid number with a classic, elegant feel. My question is what bridemaid dress would work with that? I know I would like it to be a blush color but should it be long? tea-length? short? would a lace bm dress that weird next to my gown?
What do you think of something similar to this:
other sugestions welcome!
I should mention I am a thrifty, budget bride! 😉 Thanks in advance!!
Post # 3
I would add a pole and I like the pink one!
Post # 4
Honestly, I am not a huge fan of either. I think the first is pretty, but would be difficult to pull off if your girls aren’t all rail thin. I am not a big fan of the sequens on the second dress. I think it might clash a bit with romantic, vintage.
I got all of my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses off of Modcloth and I love them. Ruche is another great option for affordable, vintage inspired dresses.
Post # 5
Im totaly into thrifty but that first dress isnt romantic at all in my eyes. Its something to be worn in a club not to a wedding.
I like the second dress.
Post # 6
My vote is to keep looking…the first one will be hard to pull off and is really tight..the second is cute, but looks pretty short and flashy
Post # 7
I don’t like either. The first one is too sexy for a wedding, and the second one does not seem to fit the theme of your wedding.
I also don’t think they have to be lace.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies from pulling me back from the edge… on second look, the dresses really are out of my theme. I think my mind just got all foggy with bride brain and I was thinking “inexpensive and something to cross off my list!” But I don’t want thrifty to look tacky/cheap. ! I will keep searching for something more elegant! Thanks again!!
@RahlyRah those sites were great!!
Post # 9
I am curious about the size range of your brides maids.
Both of those dresses are incredibly unforgiving (and far too short for my personal preference). I would not be at all comfortable in either and frankly I would worry all night about bending over too far. 🙁
Post # 10
Classic and easy to wear this is the spandex blend but there is a cotton version as well.
Post # 11
I think both will clash terribly with what you have invisioned for yourself. Neither say ” intimate, romantic, vintage-y, garden wedding” I would try to find something in a cotton material or a chiffon.
What do you think of this?
Post # 12
Both of the dresses are cute, but I don’t think either is wedding appropriate for a guest, let alone a bridesmaid. They are both waaay too short. In my opinion, the dresses shouldn’t be any shorter than maybe a few inches above the knee. If I were asked to wear one of those, I would decline… They may be cute for going out to a club or something, but my bum would definitely be hanging out of a 34″ long dress. Have you tried any department stores? Maybe if you find something that you like, you can keep an eye on it until there is a sale or a good coupon and snag a good deal.
Post # 13
I vote you keep looking as well. I like the 2nd option better but it is just to short.
Post # 14
The first one looks like a shirt, the second screams preteen. I’d keep looking.
Post # 15
@ Treejewel19 I am only having 1 attendant, my younger sister, who is very blessed to be petite and naturally model thin slim – she can pull off anything! She buys things from that site all the time so I figured it would be in her comfort zone. Of course she will get the final say on the dress. You are right, however, I didn’t think about her bending over in it… I want her having fun and dancing with me all night not tugging at her dress.
@ naturalysam Great find! I love the versatility of the dress! I will show her this tonight!
@ katebell17 I really love that first dress; the ruffles, the color, the length! Great pick!
Thanks ladies – the verdict is in! I am gonna keep looking! 🙂