Post # 1
I love one dress and it follows my theme. I know they would wear it and they say that it’s comfy but they love another dress that doesn’t go with my theme. (1950s theme without overpowering the elegance of the wedding) Should I let them have the dress they want and just accessorize 1950s style or go with the one I love?? I am only asking them to pay for their dress. I will pay for any other accessories including petticoats, shoes, etc.
my pick (with a petticoat to make it more a-line and 1950 ish)
Post # 2
Honestly I think you should go with the one you love, it is your wedding. They can pick what the bridesmaid dresses are for their own weddings.
Post # 3
Sorry. Since they have to wear it, I say go with their pick.
Post # 4
If you want them to wear the one you love you should have to pay for it. If they are paying they deserve the right to wear what they like and will wear again.
Post # 5
Who is paying for the dresses – you or the bridesmaids? If you are paying, you definitely get final say. If you aren’t paying, I still think you can veto a dress if you really don’t think it works with your theme. So I voted for find a different dress 🙂
Post # 6
rubytuesday256: Your wedding, your choice. If their objections were stronger (e.g. because the dress you want is too uncomfortable or too revealing), then I would say choose something else. But if it’s simply that they prefer something else – you get the final say.
If push comes to shove, you can cut out all argument by paying for the dresses yourself.
Post # 7
I would try and find a dress that encompasses both choices. there are plenty of 50’s style dresses in that flowy fabric. Something along the line of their fabric choice with the top of their dress choice and the bottom of your choice.
Post # 8
I’m with the pp. Find a dress that works for your vision and their taste. Your satin dress makes even the model look pregnant. If it had a fuller skirt, not just a petticoat a-line, it would be more flattering.
Post # 9
Would it be possible to find a tea-length gown in chiffon, instead of satin? Your pick is tea length, but a nice compromise could be finding a tea length chiffon gown.<br /><br />So I had trouble finding tea length, but here are some chiffon styles that they might like better. All of these have straps, and seem to be more similar to your dress choice:
http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/397#<br />http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/472<br />http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/473<br />
Post # 10
julies1949: with the extra petticoat it makes it look a lot fuller in order to avoid the pregnant look. I had them both try it on with and without the petticoat and it looks awesome with the extra petticoat
Post # 11
MrsEdamame: I like your picks but one bridesmaid won’t wear boatneck or halter and the other has a large chest and doesn’t want anything low cut. I really want a chiffon a line skirt with a square top but I can’t seem to find it in the bridesmaids price range.
Post # 12
Your Wedding=Your Choice.
This is your day and your vision, if they don’t dislike the dress then I don’t see the problem with going with it. If you choose to be a bridesmaid then you gotta get the dress. I just forked out $160 for a dress that my sister picked out for her wedding. It’s very pretty but definitely not my top pick because her other top choice I could have worn again, this one probably not. But I bought it because it is what she wants for her day and want nothing more than to support her and make her happy for this one day.
Post # 13
So this is tricky. As long as they don’t hate the dress and it fits your budget, I would say go with your choice.
But I have to warn you- that fabric from your pick is a b****. Seriously. I had a dress made in that same fabric from DB, and it stains from water, I kid you not. Loved the dress, but I can’t wear it anywhere without it getting some mark.
I also tried that dress on. If it looks great on your girls, awesome. I just know it didn’t look good on me or the other BMs at all.