(Closed) bridesmaid dress dilemma (blue/green)

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

If you have a flower girl, she can help pull the look of the two dresses together. Which one is your Maid of honor? Have the flower girl match your Maid/Matron of Honor more, but add color or even fabric from your other bridesmaid. Also, what if the hemline to the longer one gets temporarily shortened (if it would look good on her)…that might help. They could get the same hair style, jewelry, shoes and bouquets.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I love both dresses, very pretty! Do you like both dresses the same and don’t care which one they ultimately pick? I’m not sure about them wearing different dresses because they are very different patterns and styles, so I can see your dilemma. In my humble opinion, just two girls in completely different dresses doesn’t look unified, kind of last minute.

Is one of them the MOH? If so maybe the Maid/Matron of Honor gets to pick? Or they play rock/paper/scissors to pick? Or have a game they have to play and winner gets to pick? Try to think of some fun way to make them decide which one; yes one will not be happy with the choice, but it is your wedding day and both dresses are so very pretty either one will be a beautiful BMaid dress.

Or if they insist they want the two dresses, maybe the one who wears the green has to get it hemmed to the same length as the blue (which is the photo looks shorter) and then a chocolate sash (or other color of choice) that both wear to bring it together. The same length & matching sash, same flowers, would make them look more unified.

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

Hi limesnall! I think you can make it work! Just integrate similar amounts of blue and green into everything and people will think it’s all in the plan! Some groomsmen can wear blue ties, some green. And if you’re having ribbons on your programs, some can be blue and some can be green. If it’s relavant, your flowergirl can wear a blue and green sash…the colors you chose look absolutely beautiful together! Best wishes!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

the blue dress is the dress my bridesmaids are wearing!  love it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Ooh! I really like those dresses — they are gorgeous! The recent Jcrew catalogue just came out with some nice stuff too!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Have them each wear the dress they like. Tie the colors into the church/ceremony site as an alter cover or table cloth or something. I love them both. Need to check out ann taylor now. thanks

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think maybe doing contrasting flower bouquets for each Bridesmaid or Best Man.  Like the one in the green can have a bouquet of light blue hydrangeas and vice versa.  Just an idea!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Something else to consider…in the black & white photos it’ll be impossible to tell whether or not the girls were in the same color.  I know this doesn’t solve your dilemma exactly but in the end, if you black & white with your photos, no one will even notice. 

 Personally I don’t think the color difference would matter and you could have blue & green ties for the boys and maybe even a blue & green sash for your FI’s sister.  Good luck!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I have the same wedding colours as you ๐Ÿ™‚

If you want at least a somewhat unified look, I think that you either need to go with a dress in the same colour & fabric but different styles, or the same exact style but different colours.  Two completely different dresses in different colours, even if they are both your wedding colours, does not look unified especially since one is patterned and one is solid with a sash.  But if a unified look is not important to you, then just let your special girls choose the dress they want.  (Do NOT feel guilty if a unified look is important to you though.  As a bridesmaid, it’s generally agreed upon that you don’t necessarily get to pick your own dress.)

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

the green tulips are my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses! and the green chloe is my Maid/Matron of Honor. My colours are also green and blue (and copper) and I’m trying them together with sashes ( which I know yousaid you didnt want) but if you have a FGirl she could tie them together. the Groomsmen could also tie this look together or even the pew decorations. For example, I have raw silks in different shades of blues, greens, and coppers to make mine. I think color differences in Bridesmaid or Best Man are great- my favourite pic is of 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man each wearing a different shade of pinky coralish colours (pastels not super brights). it was gorgeous!

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