(Closed) Beach Brides: What are your girls wearing?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 4
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5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you decide to pick 3 styles you can ask your girls to coordinate so that the 3 v 1 scenario you described doesn’t happen. Ultimately I found it easier to have everyone wear the same dress. I found mine on sale from jcrew.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Our wedding has a Carribean tropical theme, and I’ve picked out 2 different dresses in the same color (shown in pic #2 – the “Tara” dress) for my girls; they can decide which style they want. They’re both made of silk shantung, which is really lightweight. I don’t think it matters who picks what style (i.e. 3 wearing one style and 2 in the other, for example) since they’re the same color. You could also pick one color and have your girls pick the style (and/or shade of the color) they like. This way, they have a dress they feel more comfortable in and will (hopefully!) be able to wear again. Hope this helps! Smile

P.S. – LMK what you think of the dresses!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

i am having my BMs wear the same color/designer.  the rest was up to them regarding length, style etc.  they ended choosing similar dresses, except my Maid/Matron of Honor which kinds works out nice.

my color is lavender by dessy

Post # 8
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I let mine pick out theirs on Dessy and love how they turned out (and loved that the girls loved their dresses). These are obviously not your colors, but here’s a visual:

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@aruka11:  Love the way they look!  Did you specify the fabric and the length also?  Or did you specify just the color and everyone seemed to pick similar fabrics?  

 

I have 8 bridesmaids and am worrying about the same thing!  Plus, cost – I don’t want them to spend too much money on a dress – I’m hoping to find some for less than $150…  how was it to work with Dessy? 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@viv137 – I mentioned that I thought the shorter, flowy dresses would be best but that they could get whatever made them happy. Dessy has chiffon, nu-georgette, etc.. so there are a few options. My girls live all over the world (Europe, Latin America, US) so each bought their dress where they wanted. Most got it online (some on EBay, others on more legit sites), and some went to a store. The colors looked identical in person and they were all quite pleased!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@aruka11:

i love that they are barefoot…….they look great

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

my girls are all wearing the same style but they can choose the colour….i WAS thinking from the purple pallette,  but having seen some yellow ones on here,  i am swaying a bit……Audrey Hepburn dresses fro my 4 girlies

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@HoneyBear: If the dresses are long and touching the sand, the sand might stick to the bottom of the dresses, but in general I think some people worry too much about the sand — it’s a beach wedding!! Sand is part of the “charm,” and having a beach wedding is always going to be a little messier/less formal than a fancy indoor affair.

 If it’s a real concern, just stick to shorter dresses (knee length or tea length) and it really shouldn’t be a problem. I prefer shorter, flowy dresses for the beach myself. Something about seeing a little leg & bare feet or sandals looks far more beachy to me…

Also, I would check major department stores, like Macy’s. So many of them now have bridesmaid-appropriate dresses that come in several colors, and they are usually cheaper/better quality than traditional Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I paid more than $200 for my MOH’s dress (she’s my 15-year-old stepdaughter) because she was hung up on it being a “real” bridesmaid dress, and I regret it – the quality was terrible, I wouldn’t have paid HALF that much at a regular store for that dress.

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