(Closed) Are you asking your BMs to match accessories?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

Nope!  They all had totally different hairstyles too. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

yah only matching dresses for me, everything else is up to them

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I gave loose guidelines… I suggested pearls of some sort, and 2 actually ended up borrowing strands that I had (one from when I was a bridesmaid in HER wedding!  That was pretty cool!). They did their own hair, however they wanted.

I did want my BMs to have matching shoes though, and I felt kind of guilty about that so I bought all the shoes myself (cause no one wears ivory shoes much!). If they were black, I think I wouldn’t have felt as guilty to have them purchase them on their own, but I have a feeling none of them have ever worn those shoes again!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

They have matching dresses (but they were only $40!) I’m buying them matching earrings and dresses, and requested that they wear black peeptoe shoes. But that’s it as far as matching goes!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i will have them all 100% percent matching 🙂 i’m OCD like that, haha

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I didn’t have them match in any way.  I gave my Bridesmaid or Best Man earrings, but chose different ones for each gal.  They all chose their own shoes and in fact, had different dresses, too.  I didn’t really want anything to be matchy-matchy–I liked the idea of them all being different.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Mine have matching dresses and then I think everything else will be up to them. I might make shoe color suggestions but I really want each girl to be able to express their personality in the accessories. And bonus!! Less decisions for me to make!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My BMs jewlery is part of their gift, Irish inspired necklaces with green amber.  Each necklace will have a different design for each girl but other than that they are free to choose within reason.  I’m letting them choose their own silver flats and I am starting to lean towards even letting them pick their own dresses as long as they are blue and tea length.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

they dont have to worrie about matching – I did that for them myself.

I bought them all their accessories, their eearings, necklaces, clutches.

I am letting them pick out their own shoes, they dont have to match although I know 2 of the girls said they would match each other…whatevs!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Just matching dresses and I asked that they wear their choice of style gold shoes and jewelry, I am loaning one girl shoes because she’s the only one who doesn’t have a gold pair and she’s my size. They’re also welcome to borrow jewelry. I think I will get them all bangles though…so then..yes…that will match too. They can do whatever they’d like in terms of hair and makeup though.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Definitely no guidelines for my girls. We picked the dress…and gave them free reign on the shoes, jewelry and hair. We wanted their individual styles to still shine through. We also wanted them to be completely comfortable.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

They had the same dress, and I suggested that pearls might look good, and gold tones over silver (since as a group we had decided on gold shoes). But, they were super-loose guidelines because I knew their senses of style were much better than mine. They were allowed to pick their own hairstyles, too.

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