(Closed) Can bridesmaids wear the same color but different fabric?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would have specified the type of fabric because the color could vary slightly with different ones and one is more shiny.  But that’s just me.  If you think they look fine together that’s all that matters.  As for asking her to return the satin one…I think if you really want them to all be the same then it’s ok as long as she can return it.  Some places you can’t just return them.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man at the wedding where I was the only one in a chiffon dress.  The other Bridesmaid or Best Man and the Maid/Matron of Honor had both chosen satin dresses.  At the time I didn’t even think twice about it but it was a different story when I saw the pictures.

Like SummerGirl said, it really depends on you.  It’s not a big deal but for me I would prefer they choose the same fabric.  That being said, I would never force one of my BMs in a dress they are less comfortable wearing for the sake of a good picture.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I totally wouldn’t care.

I kinda want to tell David Tutera to chill out.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My girls are wearing different dresses, different fabric, all of the similar color see picture below). I was a bit surprised, but it looks really good. It really just depends on you and what you prefer.

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Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@ aliciagray

I really like your color. I love all of those different dresses and fabrics together!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Thanks Stewie!  Got them at Nordstrom’s, all less than $100.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Don’t get me wrong, David Tutera does some beautiful work, but in some respects he’s all about the just add water wedding… notice that most of his weddings look the same. Having your girls in different colors and/or fabrics is a great way to showcase their unique personalities! When Jenna Bush got married her colors were the different shades of Texas Cornflowers. So her bridesmaids were dressed in shades from a rich dark blue to berry tones and they were all in different styles. Wedding planning is stressful enough without worrying about what someone else deems appropriate or not. If you’re happy with what your girls are wearing, and they’re happy with their purchases, check that off on your list and move on to the next item at hand. Laughing Check out this link. It shows the sketches of Jenna’s bridesmaid dresses that were made by Lela Rose.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/fashion/2008-04-22-bush-bridesmaid-dresses_N.htm

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I told my girls to pick a black dress in a style, designer and price point of their choosing. So I’m with you – different fabric? Whatever! I’m just not enough of a perfectionist to care if their dresses reflect the light differently in photos; in fact, I think I prefer it because it looks more realistic. So as long as you’re not a stickler for having your bridesmaids’ dresses looking pretty much the same in photos (and it doesn’t sound like you are) then you should be fine.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re doing the same for our wedding. I think it will look amazing and my bridesmaids will feel great about the way they look. The most important thing is that you are marrying your best friend!!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The last wedding I was in was like @teaparty’s, we each wore a black dress of our choosing. I haven’t seen the pro pictures yet, but it looked just fine on the day. Each reflected our personality, so it worked really well.

Don’t take a tv host too much to heart – if you think they look fine, they look fine. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

It really depends on the shade.  In general, I think there is nothing wrong w/ it, but I told my Bridesmaid or Best Man no, bc the light green chiffon looked very different than the light green satin.  Have you compared the swatches?

I think the darker the color, the easier it is to pull off.  Regardless, if you are OK w/ it, then it doesn’t matter! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

i think it’s fine as long as the colors match.

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