Bridesmaid dresses too similar to wedding dress?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
1204 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I LOVE your wedding dress…I do think the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses would be too similar though. I would go for a different neckline and material, personally. 

Post # 3
8806 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

nemo123 :  I’m not sure I would even notice the similarity, but if I did, I would probably think it was clever that they coordinated so well. I don’t think there’s ever a risk of Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses reducing the bride’s “wow factor”. She’s the bride. Unless the BMs are all blinged out or they’re wearing veils and she’s not, that’s not ever going to be a problem.

Post # 4
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think the styles compliment eachother very well, and the bridesmaid dresses won’t take away from your dress at all!

Post # 5
1457 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think that the cut of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress is a little too similar. I would worry a little bit about yours standing out as much as you’d like (your dress is beautiful btw!!!) esp since the colors/fabric aren’t all that different.

Post # 6
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I don’t see an issue here. Both dresses are gorgeous. It is very good of you to consider the BMs figure types, that the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress be flattering to all. 

Nothing here that will take anything away from the Bride.

Post # 7
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

nemo123 :  I think it can be hard to find bridesmaid dresses that are flattering to a variety of body types and the one you picked looks like a good one.  While it is similar to your dress, I don’t think it’s that similar that I wouldn’t consider it, especially because they’re not going to wear white.  I also do not think they would take away from your “wow” factor because they don’t have any beading on them.  Don’t worry, everyone will know you’re the bride!

Where i like, a satin dress could be fine or could be uncomfortable for September.  It can be anywhere from 90 degrees F to 50 degrees.  Our Septembers lately have been on the warmer side but you never know.  If you’re getting married in a warmer climate like Florida, I think they’d be a bit too warm.

Post # 8
11945 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I think the silhouettes compliment each other and that there will be no chance that anyone will be “distracted.” Personally, I would want my BMs to look and feel their best, which takes nothing exactly nothing away from the bride. If anything it’s the opposite since the dresses are also a reflection of your taste. Beautiful dresses. Yours is stunning. You have nothing to worry about.

Post # 9
873 posts
Busy bee

They coordinate well together. Your vision will look very polished.

Post # 10
6395 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I think they will complement each other.  

Post # 11
47193 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think any dress can take away the “wow” factor from the bride. That is not even a thing.

I also don’t think the style is a concern. I do think that all satin might be too warm for your wedding, depending on where you live. You’ve chosen to put yourself in that position, but if it is warm where you live, I wouldn’t do that to my nearest and dearest.

Post # 12
3840 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I think they match very well. I don’t think your choice of Bridesmaid or Best Man dress is in danger of taking the spotlight of you!

Post # 13
144 posts
Blushing bee

I would think that those bridesmaids dresses are very well-coordinated with the wedding gown. 

Post # 14
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I think the bridesmaid dresses work okay, but if you’re worried they might be too hot, maybe go with a shorter skirt? Go either tea or knee length and it especially wouldn’t look like the gown anymore.

Post # 15
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I agree with most here. I personally love the bm dress you picked out (and pockets!! Woah!! Yes!!) I think it compliments your dress very well and also think it would go with most body types. I don’t think it will take away from yours, if anything they will compliment yours. Nice job!

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