(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress Same as Groomsmaid?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which combination?
    Bridesmaids and groomsmaid in same dresses; groom in white jacket : (7 votes)
    27 %
    Bridesmaids and groomsmaid in same dresses; groom in black jacket : (6 votes)
    23 %
    Bridesmaids and groomsmaid in different dresses; groom in white jacket : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Bridesmaids and groomsmaid in different dresses; groom in black jacket : (8 votes)
    31 %
    Other (explain) : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

    If you could find her a tux style dress, I think that would be awesome

    Post # 4
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think that keeping that style but in black would work great, especially if she will look good in that style. If all the groomsmen/groomsmaid wear black it should be fine for your fiance to wear the white jacket. It shouldn’t be distracting however if you feel better with him in a black jacket then do what you feel is going to be best.

    Post # 7
    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We had a groomsmaid! We put her in a classy black dress similiar in style and the same fabric as the bridesmaid and Maid/Matron of Honor, with a corsage in the groom’s colors of orange gold, and she wore something in her hair to match. She looked great! Perhaps this will lend you some perspective and help you decide:

    Post # 9
    123 posts
    Blushing bee

    Hey ladies,

    First off I think having her in black seems like it works really well for your set up! Or, if you want her to match the other ladies, I think that makes sense too. No biggie either way.

    We are trying to decide if we are doing the same thing: having a groomsmaid, and if so, should she match the bridesmaids or sorta somehow coordinate with the other groomsmen. Anyways, this post is helping me think about my options! BUT I have a follow up question:

    Does the groomsmaid get ready with the men, or the ladies? I feel weird because I’m sure my fiance’s friend will be wanting to curl her hair, put on makeup, etc., and I’m having my bridesmaids do that with me (and paying for their hair). Does she get ready with us or with the dudes? I’m struggling because I hate to say it but I do feel a little wierd/jealous/uncomfortable about her getting ready with my man, hanging out with him in his last hours before marriage, or whatever. I mean, she is married herself, it’s not like I’m THAT kind of jealous, it just seems weird to me. Maybe I’m more traditional… but I also am not that close with her and it could be weird to have her get ready with me??? What did all you ladies do/or what are you planning on doing who have groomsmaids?


    Thanks a million!

    Post # 12
    384 posts
    Helper bee

    I think a black dress would look fantastic 

    Post # 13
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    ya i would put the groomsmaid in the same dress but in black and give her a wrist corsape or something. I’m a fan of a groom in all black.

    Post # 14
    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @TaurianDoll: You’re welcome!

    @boardersarita: Our groomsmaid and her boyfriend got ready at their hotel and arrived to the wedding together a little early so she could join the bridal party in time for the ceremony and all. I didn’t know her well enough to include her in getting ready among the bridesmaids. I would have certainly welcomed her, it just would have been a little awkward as I had our photographer/videographer present to capture me and my friends together. It was special, and she might have felt a little out of place, but we would have made the most of it to make her feel comfortable. If it came to it, I, too, wouldn’t have wanted her to get ready with the guys. It doesn’t sit right with me for the same reasons you stated.

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