Bridesmaids dresses wrong color – HELP

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Did you ask them about returning or exchanging? They have a return policy online stating “We want you to be completely satisfied with your online purchase. Should you need to return an item, please review the complete details of our return policy below to determine if any special conditions apply.”

Post # 4
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes, definitely try their return/exchange policy if they are true to their word, and if not, I would be reporting them to the BBB if you can. And if anything, I would try and sell the original dresses and get the ones that you want. But I would go and view them in person to make sure you get the exact color that you want.

Good luck!

Post # 5
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think the color is really pretty!

If I were in your shoes, I’d just roll with it – no one but those helping to plan the wedding will ever know the dresses were supposed to be different, and the shade at hand looks like it’ll flatter just about any skin tone. 🙂

Post # 8
1046 posts
Bumble bee

Wow… those are bright! I think changing out the ribbon will do wonders though. Besides that, if dying them isn’t an option, I don’t know…

Post # 9
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Most sites recommend you go to a shop and see the colors in person, as it varies a LOT between monitors.  I don’t see how the store is at fault, seriously, if you never ordered a sample color before placing your order…

Post # 11
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i think you can just roll with it… i think if you get a charcoal grey ribbon instead, it will tone down the brightness and maybe come closer to the look you were going for. 

i know this is a pillow, but maybe this will show you what i mean colorwise: Blue and Grey

and maybe get silver accessories (necklace/flowers, etc.)

Post # 12
181 posts
Blushing bee

 i dislike the ribbon that they have used but that is not a big deal at all…u can easily change them!Wink  


personally, i love that blue…very pretty and as someone else said, flattering to most skin tones!!  

i know it’s not what you expected but sometimes the best things in life aren’t!  i say just make the best of it…i don’t think it is worth the stress.

your wedding day is about you and your fiance not a silly shade of blue…good luck!

Post # 14
128 posts
Blushing bee

My friend bought bridesmaid dresses that ended up being a completely different shade than the actual weddings colors they ended up with, but adding a band in the wedding color ended up making the dresses look great!

Post # 15
2889 posts
Sugar bee

ditto to the grey ribbon suggestion. I really like the blue color but I don’t think that ribbon does anything for it.

Post # 16
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t mean to be rude…but that does look like cornflower to me and the swatch on the website 🙁  I get that it is not the color you wanted. I think the suggestions about grey sashes and silver jewlery will be perfect to bring in the grey color you want.  What about silver shoes too?

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