(Closed) BM dresses for the summer – short or long?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

a long dress with a light fabric and light colour wouldn’t be too hot, i think

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You’re not crazy for considering long dresses.  I think it’s fine depending on the fabric.  I’m also having an outdoors wedding in July and I’m planning to have the BMs in short dresses.  In fact, one of them lobbied for the short dresses. Lol.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think as long as your conscious of the fabric, a long dress would be perfectly fine.  Just get something light and airy, like chiffon or silk!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with the others. As long as you pick a nice breathable fabric for the long dresses I think you can get away with it. I would probably pick a short dress though but that is just me.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m having an August wedding, and I’m having long dresses too, because it looks more formal and classic that way.  We’re only going to be standing outside long enough to take pictures, since the ceremony and reception are both inside.

Long dresses are fine in hot weather, as long as they’re made of a light-weight material like organza or taffeta, and as long as they are a lighter color to reflect the sun rather than absorb its heat.

I think having a wedding at a winery is an awesome theme!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I picked short dresses for my girls, and I think some of them secretly wanted long ones and my wedding is at the end of June. I think there are a lot of nice light fabric options for long Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. Just think, the guys will be in suits or tuxes! They’ll be sweating more than the gals will be, for sure!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I originally wanted long dresses.  I am getting married in September and in California it is our hottest month.  So I changed it to short dresses.  I am happy I made the decision because my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are so pretty!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What’s the location & time of day is your wedding & reception?  If in the late afternoon or evening or mostly indoors, maybe long dresses will be preferable…it tends to get a bit cooler when the sun goes down.  If in the morning or midday & they’ll be outside with no cooling system, then I’d go with short, since, for the most part, your ‘maids will be sitting without cooling system or dancing up a storm. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

You and I are date twins and I’m also getting married outdoors at a winery. We’re up in Seattle, so it should hopefully be a lot more cool and comfortable than So Cal, but…. I still never considered putting the BMs in long dresses. I went with a light airy chiffon knee-length dress. I was just really concerned about everyone being comfortable, and keeping in mind that the bridesmaid dresses have a significant role in guiding some of the other guests’ attire. (For example, I’ve had my mother, Future Mother-In-Law, and some relatives directly ask what they should wear and wanted to know how long the BMs dresses were to use as a guide). Sorry to be a pain, but my advice is to keep looking for short dresses! Maybe you’ll get lucky and find something eventually. Good luck.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with cvbee, long dresses light fabric!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

my girls are wearing this from DB for our outdoor july wedding.  it’s cotton, lightweight, and even has pockets.  they’re all really excited about it, so i think short can be cute too.  honestly, i sort of wish i were wearing a short dress myself!! 🙂

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Have you checked out Aria Dresses? I was having a hard time finding short dresses that I loved, as well, but ended up finding them here. Check it out! May find another possibility! 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a summer bride too and my bridesmaids are probably going to wear long dresses since that’s more formal. Maybe you can go from a Tee length or a long length.

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