(Closed) Bridesmaids dress as wedding dress???

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Have you thought of dressilyme or jasmines bridal? They will make any dress in whatever color they have that type of fabric in.

also, I’ve thought of a big bright red dress as my wedding dress. I suggest looking at prom dresses, they come in any color imaginable.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i like the idea of doing a colour reverse. 

i’m not suggesting black but i did find this pic 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think this is a really fun idea!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I think a bridesmaid’s dress for you and white/ivory/cream dresses for your ladies is a great idea!

The only issue I foresee is that white is such a difficult color to wear, and there are so many different shades of white that people prefer, depending on their skin tone. Do you want them all to match? Because then you will have the problem that some people feel the shade you choose is unflattering to them. If you want to let them pick their own dress in a white or white-adjacent color, then everyone will be happy individually, but when you get them all together you might feel like some of the dresses look yellowish, bluish, grayish, etc. next to the others, depending on the undertones of the shades they choose.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Irish-bride:  Thats true. Another idea would be to go try dresses on in a shape, style and fabric you like to get an idea then maybe you would feel better about ordering something online once you know what looks good on you. Also If you went that route i’d make sure to check out the return policies.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love the idea of a color reverse! (Although I would TOTALLY go red if it were me! Ha)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love the idea of a jewel coloured wedding dress, maybe jade or something?  I think if you’re going to have your BMs in white, you really need to go for a very striking colour for your own dress.  But opening yourself up to coloured dresses definitely means you’ll have a better pick of affordable dresses.  I don’t know if this is the sort of thing you’re looking for, but Debenhams have this ball gown for £130 http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_008010515047_-1?breadcrumb=Home~Women~Occasion+%26amp%3B+evening+wear

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m looking at having a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for my wedding dress as I want a coloured dress, so I say go for it!!What colour scheme do you have in mind for the wedding? We’re blue & silver – my girls in blue & me in silver.

That said – I just got in trouble for this idea from a bridal store woman at a bridal expo this past weekend! We watched the fashion parade at the expo & wrote down the ones we wanted details of. Went to the woman & she happily wrote out a card (incl $400+ prices for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress styles).

Then I asked if one of the bridal dresses was purely white/ivory or in other colours, as I wanted a silver wedding dress – I would probs just get a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. She then got up me, telling me I should reconsider! She told me that I was never going to get the quality in a BM/evening gown that I would in a wedding dress & I should be more open minded!

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