(Closed) BM is TTC and others are tiny tiny.

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

How important is it that everyone wears the same dress? Could you get a dress that can easily have a back panel put into it? So that if the bridesmaid does get pregnant it’s something that can be dealt with during the alterations stage? 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would say just pick the color, and let the BMs pick their own style. DB is famous for doing that. This way, if your one Bridesmaid or Best Man does end up getting preggers, she will still match the others, and will be in a dress she finds comfortable.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SweetRose2011: Can you pick a fabric, color, and dress length and allow each of your bridesmaids to pick their own dresses?

I was a bridesmaid in a wedding where we were allowed to do that and it was great. Most everyone chose strapless, but I got to wear a dress with straps and everyone was comfortable.

All the dresses were the same fabric, length and color so they all looked great.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Would you have a problem with them wearing different styles? Many brides pick out one color and/or designer and tell their BMs to pick out whatever style they find flattering.

As another suggestion, I had a variety of body types among my bridesmaids but I found a dress that I think looked fantastic on all of them. It’s a V-neck (looks similar to a halter top) with a flowy chiffon empire waist skirt going down to the knee. Plenty of room for curves, be they boobs or bellies, and still very flattering on the skinnier types.

 

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think there are plenty of dresses that would work for all of them!  I wouldn’t worry about the smaller girls being overwhelmed by a dress… as long as it is their size it shouldn’t be a problem.  Here’s a DB dress that I think would work well for all of them (plus it’s gorgeous!).  Hope this helps!

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_One-Shoulder-Long-Jersey-Dress-with-Cascade-Back-F13185_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-All-Bridesmaid-Dresses

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SweetRose2011: You could also pick 5 or 6 different dresses that you “approve” of for them to pick from. My Bridesmaid or Best Man dress was from VW so there were only 5 or 6 in the line with the right fabric, length and color. So maybe you could “prescreen” them.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

David’s Bridal has many dresses that would look good on tiny girls and larger girls. 

For example: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Soft-Crinkle-Chiffon-Halter-with-Draped-Cascade-F12688_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-Shop-By-Length-Long-Bridesmaid-Dresses

This dress would show a baby bump if it’s later on in the pregnancy.  However, if it’s early on, this dress would be very flattering for almost any body type.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@SweetRose2011:  I had this exact same dilemma and it worked out fine!  My Maid/Matron of Honor was TTC when I got engaged and did end up getting pregnant a few months ago!  I had her and my bridesmaid (sister) pick dresses in Truffle from David’s Bridal.  Maid/Matron of Honor found a great dress that will easily accomodate her expanding belly.  My sister also picked a dress she loved.  Everyone ended up happy! I spent countless hours worrying about this issue, too, but don’t worry, it will work out!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had my bridesmaid’s choose their own dresses from DB – I just asked that they all be long and in the same color.  It worked out wonderfully!  They all chose something different and three of the girls will have strapless dresses that actually all complement each other and my Maid/Matron of Honor just happened to pick a dress with full straps so she will stand out a bit.  If you look at some of the DB catalogs they have now, they show BM’s in different dresses in the same color/length.  This is likely a marketing tool but I still think it looks great.  It also allows the girls to choose something they like, within their personal budget and that suits THEM and their figure.  I should also mention that three of my ‘maids are tiny girls and my Maid/Matron of Honor is plus size so this method worked out every which way.  They’re going to look fantastic!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you go on David’s website, there’s a section called “maternity appropriate.”  You could pick out on of those dresses (still a variety) for all the bridesmaids.  From having a bridesmaid try them one, I would recommend the jersey material; it had the most give for when she is further along.

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