(Closed) Bridesmaids Dress Reality Check

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

And who’s wedding is this??  Oh I’m sorry for a moment there I thought it was your bridesmaids!!!! 

The truth is IMO if the bride wants her bridesmaids to wear an elephant suit it is what the Bridesmaids should wear if they agreed to be a part of your wedding… I am NOT talking about being a bridezilla here but when a bride has a vision for her wedding then you should not change that vision just becuase they ‘might’ wear the dress again… they might not and you changed your entire wedding to please them!  errmm  No…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am confused why you want you and your Fiance in purple if you’re having a pink wedding.  I’m just not seeing it.

But as for your BM’s – it’s your wedding.  If you want them to wear yellow and puke green polka dots, then that’s what they’re wearing!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What about a color that would look good with pink? Grey or black?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If pink isn’t really their style, I can see them being hesitant and asking you to consider another color.  I personally don’t care for the color pink and wouldn’t be thrilled about having to get a pink dress.  However, at the end of the day, it is your wedding and if you want them in pink then they should wear pink.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just say girls I really did consider the purple but have decided that it’s really not my vision, and have decided firmly on the pink dresses- you girls will look beautiful no matter what.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is YOUR wedding. In no way should you feel bad about them wearing a pink dress. When I was in my best friend’s wedding this May, I wore and bought everything she asked me to, as did the other bridesmaids- no complaints. I hope they realize that they are being selfish and that whenever it’s their turn, they will want to decide what their BMs wear. By The Way, where is that dress from? I love it! I am using light pink and light yellow and I think this color would be perfect!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think you need to put your foot down for pink dresses. I am all for compromising on the style of dress, making sure the dresses fit the body type of the bridesmaids, etc. But as far as color, color to me should be non-negotiable as far as what the bride wants. A bride sets out to design a wedding using certain colors in the decorations, decor, etc. and matches the bridal party accordingly. The bridesmaids don’t get to choose colors for the wedding – of which the dresses are a part.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My wedding colors are pink and champagne. I went with a champagne colored dress because I knew some of the girls wouldn’t want to wear pink; but had the same complaints about champagne – that it can wash out some girls / doesn’t look good with their skin tone.

Honestly, its YOUR wedding so they should shut up and do whatever you want. 🙂 I think they will always give opinions but you have to put your foot down. I had to with my sister/MOH who insisted on wearing a short dress when I decided long. It took a bit but she backed down!

The dresses you picked out are really pretty! And as much as bm’s say they’ll wear it again they probably won’t anyways!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You are right. They are wrong. A bridesmaid’s duty is to do and wear what the BRIDE wants her too, not argue about it. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this but it is your day, your vision, and your friends need to get on board with it. (Apparently none of them have either been a Bridesmaid or Best Man before or gotten married, if they had they should understand how to act properly as a supportive BM)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You say they’ve stopped pushing so really you just have to let it go. I know it bothers you that they don’t like the color of the dresses, but they seem to have accepted it. That means they love you! :p I know if I had to wear that color, it would bug the crap out of me because I haaaaaate pink, but I would do it and would try not to complain to the bride about it! If they go back to complaining, ask them if they would rather just not be in the wedding? That should shut them up.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

They can always dye the dresses after the wedding if they want to make them more useable…the style is great….no harm dying it!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If they’re paying for the dress, I think they have a bit of a say.  I would suggest going with a black or grey dress with a nice pink accent.  Honestly, a pink dress like that isn’t something I would wear again…so a nice black dress might be the best way to go.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s your wedding. And those are lovely dresses. I’m not a fan of pink, but when one of my girls wanted hot pink halter dresses for her bridesmaids (at the end of September) guess what I wore? Point is, they’ve expressed their opinion, you’ve considered it, you like the pink, they have to get over it or remove themselves from the bridal party.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

WOW they should suck it up! It’s not an outrageous colour (i love pink), and the dress is so cute too. It’s one day, and its YOUR day. They should be there for you, to wear what you say. Don’t feel bad at all!!!

 

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