Post # 1
I’ve thought about my wedding for a long time, even though I just recently became engaged. I already have several ideas as far as colors, location, and attire. I was thinking of letting my bridesmaids choose their own dresses. I’d just tell them the color options that I’d like (I’m thinking nude, beige, light brown), along with the length to kind of keep it a little uniform. I’m pretty sure I will only have 4 bridesmaids, and I’d like for the men to khaki pants and a white button down shirt. I don’t even think I want them to wear jackets, since the ceremony will be on the beach.
I’ve seen pictures of bridesmaids in different dresses although they mostly look like the bride picked different dresses in different styles and colors that are all similar. I’m just wondering if anyone has let their bridesmaid just pick them on their own. And if anyone has, can you show me pics?!
Our wedding will not be very formal which is why I’m thinking this different dress thing could work. And then everyone could pick out something they like and that looks good on them.
Post # 3
I gave my bridesmaids guidelines regarding the overall look, material, and shades of purple. They shopped around and I found suggestions, too. We collaborated on their choices and they checked in with me on what they’d found, and I gave my final say. They’re happy and can wear their dresses again. Here’s some pics. (My brother was a “bride’s attendant” and wore a tie and vest in a shade of purple, too!) Good luck with your decisions!
Post # 4
@Carliej01: I let my BMs pick their dresses. I only saw 2/4 dresses before the big day. One had a dress problem on the day of, and ended up wearing another BM’s backup dress, which luckily fit her perfectly.
My only 2 requirements were 1. Dark purple, not lilac or light purple 2. Not too slutty.
In the end they all picked different fabrics, different shades of dark purple and very different styles. But they looked amazing.
Post # 5
My girls picked out their own dresses. All I told them was the color. They were free to pick whatever and I think they did a good job coordinating seeing how they didn’t see each other’s dresses!
Post # 6
@BoiledPNut: Where are your bridesmaid dresses from? I love them.
Post # 7
@Kewii: Thank you! They are all Dessy. 🙂
Post # 8
I love all the purple!! Especially the different shades. I love how unmatchy, yet surprisingly coordinated it looks. <3