(Closed) Anyone else allowing their BM’s to pick their dresses?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just gave em the color & let them pick their own. They all wanted me to “approve” their dresses, & what they picked out was great.

I think the best thing would be (if you want them to match exactly in color) is give them a swatch of fabric & have em get dresses that match that. If you don’t mind exact colors, than it won’t matter what designer/fabric they chose.

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did and it was a disaster.  My Maid/Matron of Honor got something inappropriate!  I ended up buying her a dress.  I think it depends on who you are dealing with.  🙂

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

i said they all could pick out any knee length, navy chiffon dress. I went with them all shopping so got to see what everyone picked and I’m excited to see them all together on the big day!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I picked the color and fabric on JCrew.com and told them to pick their fav style! Worked perfectly! 🙂

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, they will pick their own dresses.  I’m creating a vague tonal family (blues), and as long as  it is an appropriate tea-knee/slightly above knee dress it’s golden.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did this, had everyone pick from the same designer in the same color and fabric. They all turned out really nice and each dress had personalized sashes, so those were all different too. Everyone really liked their dress and we got lots of compliments on the entire ensemble. I “supervised” dress picking so that no one picked anything innapropriate.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ME too! I said green and short–well not Kermit the Frog color but anything out side of that that looks good on my girls. They are all in varying forms of school and have varying levels of $$ to spend on the dress, and also all such different tastes, that this was the easiest option. Plus I just love the look of the photos I’ve seen, with each bridesmaid showing off her individual style.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I gave the honor to my sister who is my Maid/Matron of Honor. I had final say, but basically it was what she wanted, I wasn’t going to be wearing the dresses so I want them to be her choice.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I told my bridesmaids that I just wanted them to wear David’s Bridal’s Oasis color, but they could pick any dress that they felt comfortable in.  I have struggled for a while in finding clothing that fits and I didn’t want to put them in a position to wear something that they hated.  So we went to David’s Bridal and had an evening of trying on dresses.  And…drumroll please…they all chose the same dress!  So I am very happy with what they chose and they are very comfortable.  My Maid/Matron of Honor did not want strapless but decided that she liked the look of the bolero jacket and so she picked one of those to wear with her strapless dress.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My bridesmaids went to the same store (Alfred Angelo) and got the same color, but their dress styles were all their own choosing.  I didn’t want to be responsible for them being uncomforable in something I chose, especially because they are all different heights and shapes.  I know how uncomfortable I have been in chosen bridesmaid dresses before, so I’m happy to have them choose their own style.  Plus, if they don’t like it, don’t blame me!  The bonus is that none of them picked the same dress.  Two have long, two have short, and two have tea length.  I think it will offset nicely. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I let my girls pick their dresses and the color – I designed the reception decor completely around what they selected. It turned out lovely.

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Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I went even further.  For each of my weddings, I had only one female attendant.  Since I didn’t have anyone who needed to match anyone else, I just told them to wear a nice dress.  Here is the one from my recent wedding:

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I sent them a powerpoint slide show with ~25 dresses I liked and told them to pick one and pick a color that was somewhere in the burgundy to raspberry to pink color family.  And in fact, two of them got dresses that weren’t on my slide show, but whatever. I really don’t care and would rather them get a flattering dress they like.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I DID!

I said alfred angelo fuschia and this is what they bought!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I said dark grey, knee length. I think they did really well. 🙂

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