(Closed) Bridesmaids dresses – match or mismatch?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
10275 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

If your bridesmaids all like the same dress then let them wear it. Don’t worry about what other people think. As for it looking old fashioned, plenty of weddings still do matching dresses.

Post # 3
1183 posts
Bumble bee

Most Bridesmaid or Best Man I’ve seen wear matching dresses.  Ours wore matching and it never occurred to me that people might think it’s dated. It’s no different to grooms wearing suits, bride wearing white.

If anything, all thequirky twists will be look dated/ old fashioned e.g. Bridesmaid or Best Man in colour pallets dresses, mixed lengths, wearing cowboy boots or converse. They look lovely, but probably won’t last as long or be as timeless as bridesmaids wearing traditional Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.

I’d also not worry about having to make the Maid/Matron of Honor stand out. She knows she’s yourMOH why does there have to be a ‘look at me I’m the best BM’ sign. But that’s just my thoughts seem people love it.

Post # 4
1470 posts
Bumble bee

I like matching, and if possible, even matching shoes.  Because when there’s differences my eye takes time to study all the differences, the different heel heights, different shades, different cuts, etc. – which is time away from the bride and HER dress!

I think the picture is prettier and neater when they’re all the same.  At the very least, the same cut/dress with different shades.

Post # 6
3802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

This kinda happened to me too – I was going to do mix and match but one day we all just walked into a store and magically found a dress everyone liked and bought them. If they all like the same dress then it makes your life much easier to just go that route. I don’t think matching dresses looks old-fashioned at all, it’s still the norm at most weddings! You could give them different hair/accessories/flowers if you want more differences, but with the same dresses you know it will look coherent. 

Post # 7
3514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Exact same thing happened to me, I gave my girls three dresses to choose from wanting the mismatched look, but they all liked the same one! So now I’ve gone traditional with all the same dresses 🙂 

Post # 8
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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taylorp :  I don’t think anyone is going to think anything bad if they all wear the same dress! I’m doing the same thing, all 3 girls live in different cities and have a designer, color and length. From there they can pick which dress, but if 2 comeback wanting the same dress I am going to ask all 3 to wear the same thing. I can handle all 3 in different and all 3 in the same, but not 2 in one and 1 in another. I don’t have a Maid/Matron of Honor so I think it would just look bad.

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