(Closed) Allowing my bridesmaid to pick their own dress…

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Are you allowing your bridesmaid to pick their own dress style?
    Yes : (113 votes)
    70 %
    No : (35 votes)
    22 %
    Maybe : (13 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I did this with my BM’s only b/c their body types are all so different and I wanted them to be comfortable in something they are spending their own money on.  For the most part the girls loved it.  I just told them the fabric and the color. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I wanted my bridesmaids to have different colors and styles. All I did was give them a list of colors, each chose 1, and then they were basically allowed to get whatever they wanted, as long as it was knee length and I could see it first. It worked out very well and everyone has chosen great dresses for a price that fit best for them.

    Post # 6
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    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I let mine choose, but I told them either they were all the same, or all different.  Because two of them wanted the same dress, the 3rd was on board, and the 4th (who is technically a groomswoman, but is wearing the same as the bridesmaids) will just have to deal.

    But, yes, I defnitely think it’s really nice to let them pick, with your approval of course.

    Post # 7
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    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I let mine choose, but I told them either they were all the same, or all different.  Because two of them wanted the same dress, the 3rd was on board, and the 4th (who is technically a groomswoman, but is wearing the same as the bridesmaids) will just have to deal.

    But, yes, I defnitely think it’s really nice to let them pick, with your approval of course.

    Post # 8
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    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    you guys make me feel guilty! I choose the dress, i personally dont like the look of the different dresses. I did however let them all choose between 3, totally in different price ranges. they all were with me when i was trying on dresses, they all decided on the most expensive one and everyone agreed to it. $150.  I even had some comment saying it was the cutest they have had to wear for a wedding. 

    Post # 9
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    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I didn’t, but it’s super common now! Do it!

    Post # 10
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    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love the idea! I think its great and easy going… theyll atleast feel comfortable in a dress they chose themselves. (:

     

    Post # 11
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes!

    I did it, but with long horizon blue dresses from Davids Bridal, and it looked great!

    I know someone who did it with black, like you are suggesting, and it looked great! (It appears that the requirements also included straps/sleeves and knee-length, and then she added a green ribbon.)

    Post # 12
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    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m doing this, but I won’t see the dresses until the day of the wedding!

    Post # 13
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    6 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i was a bridesmaid this year and our dresses were picked for us, they were bought via ebay for myself and the 2 other girls by the bride so we didnt get to see them or try them on – which was alittle bit of an issue as my dress was 10 sizes too big for me so had to be drastically altered!

     

    Post # 15
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    611 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The girls are picking–I just asked for black and knee-length. 

    Post # 16
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    3265 posts
    Sugar bee

    I did.  It was fantastic.  My requirements were dark purple in colour (didn’t have to be matching dark purples) and not too slutty.  I didn’t see 2 of them until the wedding day, and it was fine.

    I think it looks amazing mixed and matched. 

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