(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress dilemma

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Is there some reason she wants a long dress, like she hates her legs?  Either way, it’s your wedding and she should wear the dress you pick out.  I can’t believe she would have the nerve to threaten to not show up over that!  I would just pick out a dress and she’ll have to deal with it. 

Post # 4
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oo that’s a tough situation.  Have you spoken with your sister about her reasons for being so adament about the length?  I know sometimes there’s a modesty factor to consider, which could be why she’s so adament (a friend of mine is a Bridesmaid or Best Man in another wedding, and all the BMs are wearing full length because of the bride’s own feelings of modesty).  I’d say discuss with her the reasoning, and then maybe see if you can come to a compromise. 

As a follow up thought, it may be worth keeping in mind finding a dress that’ll work on everyone may be easier said than done.  My friend (same as mentioned above) actually managed to find a dress that’ll work on everyone (ranging from street size 0 to 20).  I attached a photo because it’s cute.  It’s #874 on the site if you want to check it out, Bill Levkoff.  But it may be hard to find a dresss that will actually work on everyone, so it may be easier for you to try and find another compromise.

Good luck in whatever you do!



Post # 5
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it was very reasonable of you to offer to let them pick anything out about the dress.  You could have picked the style, the color, the length, the straps, the shoes.  Your sister should consider herself among the lucky to have as much choice as she has. I think you should give it a little time and let her know that you feel strongly about the length.  Offer to help her shop, to be her best critic and help her feel beautiful.

I think she will come around to help you love YOUR day.

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