Post # 1
Need your advice. Well first of all, getting married in July 2011 outdoors in Vermont. Second, I will have 5 bridesmaids including my Maid/Matron of Honor. All of them live in different areas (Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Chicago, & Trinidad)! So getting them all together is very difficult.
Anyway, I went to a bridal salon in Newfoundland (where I currently live), and found some beautiful bridesmaid dresses by Alfred Angelo…tried them on & chose a color. My MOH will be wearing the full-length gown and my 4 other bridesmaids the knee-length one.
My questions are: should I let the girls choose the dress they like but keep the color, length, & designer fixed? What do you think of the dresses? Is the color appropriate?
See my bridesmaids have skin tones ranging from pale yellow to medium mocha. Also their hair color is different: black, blonde, reddish, brown. I originally liked navy, but it didn’t seem like it would go with everyone.
Apparently, you can order Alfred Angelo dresses separately (each bridesmaid) and the colors are guaranteed to be the same. Anyone know about this? Any truth to it?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
ALSO – dresses are in satin. I am thinking of a pink and green color scheme with some gold or champagne accents. 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I think they’ll be the same! The only possible difference would be if they were from different dye lots. When we ordered their dresses from Vera, all dresses had to be put in at the same time so the fabric would be from the same lot. The swatch we had pre-ordering is a hair different from the dresses we got in, so I guess it was a possibility.
Post # 5
I have the same issue! My gals are in south carolina, washington dc, ohio, north carolina and london england.
I love the color and I think it would be great if you kept the designer, color, length, and fabric the same…and then let them choose their own style. I think that color will be flattering on all skin and hair…so I dont think you need to worry about that!
I have heard that there can be a slight difference in color if they are cut from different dye lots…is there a way you can have your Maid/Matron of Honor in charge of collecting all of the styles and sizes and put in all the orders at once? Thats what I think I plan to do so it guarantees they are all the same exact color.
Post # 6
I ordered fabric from about 9 different bolts for our bridesmaid dresses (mom made theM) and you can’t see a color variation, despite the fact they’re from all over the place. i think any variation in dyes between the dresses would be so slim, so I wouldn’t worry about it!
Post # 7
FYI – the color variation only happens with certain fabrics (like silk). The dresses at Alfred Angelo are usually a polyester blend and that type of fabric does not have color variation with different dye lots.
Years ago I was in a friend’s wedding. When she sent me the bridesmaids dress she wanted me to buy it was THE EXACT SAME color and style of a David’s Bridal dress I wore in a different wedding a year before (good thing I didn’t sell the dress). The bride was very concerned about my re-wearing my bridesmaid’s dress, but I took the dress to David’s Bridal and the color matched perfectly. There was zero color variance because the dress was polyester.
Post # 8
Totally off topic, but where are you getting married? We are planning a destination wedding in September, and have yet to pick our venue in Vermont. Any ideas?
Post # 10
I had a similar situation of having bridesmaids all over the country. I wanted all of my bridesmaids to match but its really a personal choice whether you want all the bridesmaids (besides the MOH) in the same dress or if you want to let them choose different styles from the same designer, color, fabric etc. Different people have a preference for each overall look.
I had my mom make an order for everyone’s dresses (we just got all of their sizes) and then we mailed them out to everyone when they came in. It was actually cheaper than having everyone purchase them on their own since we got to combine shipping on the original order. That way you guarentee the same dye lot. You could have your Maid/Matron of Honor or some other bridesmaid be responsible for placing this order.