(Closed) Can’t decide- short or long BM dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Looking at your date, short.

Post # 5
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11278 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know what you mean about long looking more formal but then I think short looks more fun. You could let them choose a dress to ensure they were more likely to wear it again but it be in your colour. I did a post titled Post your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses so I could look at exactly the pros and cons of short Vs long and matching Vs non-matching plus what parts of the outfit was paid for by brides and Bms. 

I’d definetly wear a long navy dress again, especilly for an evening do.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

you also need to take in consideration the figure of your bridesmaids. I know I had a problem picking a dress because some would look perfect in it but my heavier bm’s wouldnt so think about the girls wearing it and their self confidence first. good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here’s an idea for the shoe issue.  I’ve found that Coloriffics makes several of the same front style of shoe in different heights.  Take a look and see if there is anything you might like!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Mrs. Cooper: love the look of the short pink dresses 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I vote short, especially for a July wedding.

We’re going with short and we’re getting married in October in the Adirondacks. Our guys are wearing brown blazers and dark khakis so I thought long dresses would be too formal with the guys attrire.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am also a vote for short dresses, especially for a July wedding.  I love the look of the pink dresses you posted!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Short – especially since the wedding is in the middle of summer.  I totally feel you on the matching shoes with short dresses things though – I’m the exact same way!  I’ll second the Coloriffics recommendation though.  And if you’re worried about costs – shoes and a short dress will probably cost pretty similar to just a long dress (since they wouldn’t need to get matching shoes).

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Mrs.Cooper I was the opposite of you!!! I always thought short dresses were the way to go but since being on wedding bee and seeing some long Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, im in love (its all a little to late since my wedding is over though….*laugh*)

 

Bottom line though…your wedding is in July…SHORT. Mine was in July and we had short and the girls were STILL cooking in the hot summer heat….it would porbably be a little cruel to have them in long. 🙂 (I felt the wedding goods were made at me…us poor brides are still in long on a hot day..i almost died of heat!!! wouldnt want to put that on someone else, thats for sure!)

 

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Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Baileyh: CUTE pictures! : )

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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