(Closed) BM dresses – opinions please!

posted 12 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which BM dress option?

    Dessy dress, let them pick the style in Melrose print

    Gift certificate for a "little black dress" that they can wear again

    Keep looking

    Other - see below

  • Post # 17
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    Newbee

    That Dessy is soo beautiful!  I would go with that one!  If I had a chance of wearing that again, I would.  What do your BMs say?

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee

    I really like the style you want to pick out for the bridesmaids.  I think it’s gorgeous. 

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    I’ve heard of BMs shortening dresses to give it the "re-wearability" factor. I’ve never had to wear a long dress so I can’t say much else about it, except that personally I like the one you chose. Otherwise, maybe choose several dresses that you like and have them choose? That’s what we did for the upcoming wedding that I’ll be in. It worked and everyone was happy.

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2021 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

    If you really love this dress, then have them get it!  It’s gorgeous! 

    Post # 22
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Hey, you’re paying for them? Definitely get the ones you love!

    The print is really pretty, so they may well have ocassion to wear them again, especially if you’re letting them choose the style (did I understand that correctly? You seem like an EXTREMELY generous bride to your maids! I’m going to make mine wear matchy matchy all the way haha, and in an obnoxious bridesmaid color too! Okay, maybe… I’m still looking). 

    If they were paying for the dresses themselves, I’d say little black dress is a great way to go to be kind, but since you’re paying, you should get the dresses that you think will look great for your wedding. 🙂 It IS YOUR WEDDING after all!

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I thnk that the dessy print is great… and def doesnt look bridesmaidy – they could totally wear it again.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If you’re paying, I think you can do whatever you want, and I would definitely go with the print! I’m actually planning on getting a short dress in that print to wear out.. like.. to rehearsal dinner, or anywhere really, so it’s definitely rewearable if I’m planning on wearing it to a non-wedding event! I think print Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are really awesome, and wish they had that print in purple 🙂

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    If you’ll let them pick the style, go ahead with the Dessy. I would totally wear that print over and over again as long as it was a shorter style.

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I’m on team LBD.

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I absolutely love that dress! I saw it in a few magazines recently and was tempted to fit it into my wedding theme, though we ultimately decided against the colors.  I think it’s an EXCELLENT idea to let your bridesmaids choose different styles of that print!

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    LBD all the way! I love when the bride tries to give her bridesmaids the leeway to express their own personalities, and I think they probably love it, too. Kudos to you for weighing their feelings so strongly. Bonus – the mismatchy dresses are adorable!

    Post # 30
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I agree wth Mandyrosy. I like the different dresses. It makes it look a little less like bridal minions/henchmen that way. 🙂

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have already told my BMs to just get their own LBDs, whatever they want from wherever.  But I did look at this Dessy dress and I am sooooo in love with it.  If it wasn’t for the price, I would’ve gone with it, but I figured it would be better to let them decide their price and let them get what they want.  But if I were the one paying, OMG, it would be that dress for sure!!!!  I would definitely get it shortened and wear it ASAP!!!  Did I mention that I love it???  LOL!  Sheeesh, I may end up just ordering one for myself anyway!!   Laughing

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