(Closed) Did you choose the BM dresses or did you let them pick?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 42
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@loveknows: I chose but asked them a few times that they were happy.

Post # 43
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I started out picking a few dresses and then letting them pick their own but we went for my 1st dress fitting and one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man tired on a dress and I fell in LOVE with it.. So after showing them the dress they all agreed to it. They told me whatever I picked was fine but I wanted to make sure they like it as well.

Post # 44
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I let them pick a long, eggplant Alfred Angelo dress in satin. I was going to let them choose chiffon or satin but when I saw the two next to each other they looked like different colors (chiffon looked “dusty”).

Here’s a mock-up of what they’ll wear…this weekend! AHH! 🙂


Post # 45
73 posts
Worker bee

All of my bridesmaids are scattered and nobody was close by to go with me to choose a dress. Plus I was working on a really tight timeline so I couldn’t wait to arrange meeting up with them. That said I picked a dress I liked that I thought they would like, tried it on myself, and sent them the link to it online and asked for opinions. They all said they really liked it and nobody had any complaints so we went with that dress. 

Post # 46
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am telling my girls to choose their own. Their guidlines are it must be plum purple and knee length. The rest doesn’t matter to me.

Post # 47
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I took my BM’s shopping this weekend. They tried on nearly every dress in the store. I only specified the colour. They have completely opposite personalities, so I envisioned them in different dresses, but they both ended up picking the same one, so that was fine with me.

We decided the dress needs a broach or some kind of flare to it, so that they will be on their own for, so we’ll see if their personalites come out in that.



Post # 48
376 posts
Helper bee

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can you tell me what they picked? i am on a search for something that will flatter a range of ladies!

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