Post # 1
Ok, so originally I had selected two dresses for the maids to try on. The both have a trim so we could interchange the colors and have Maid/Matron of Honor main color be eggplant with lilac accents and the maids main dress color lilac with eggplant accents. Turns out, dress B can only have white or ivory accents, not colored.
We went to try on the dresses this past saturday and half of them liked one style and the other half prefered the other. So, of course my little brain started thinking and thought of what if we do both dresses and instead of doing the trim in the alternate color for dress A, then I can just make the bow white as well and they will match. Looking at the picture the bows look similar so I think we could pull it off really. What do you think, hive?
Btw, the pinkish dress is not one of the choices. That was just a similar dress they had for JB to try on.
Post # 3
I like the pretty pastels! I was scared when I saw the JB dress, but then I read your explanation. Very cute, but the blue has shorter bows than the purple. Can the bows be altered to look more similiar?
Post # 4
I like the maids in different colors and think the lilac and light blue look really pretty together. The only thing a little "off" are the different bows… is there a way to make them all the same?
Post # 5
With the right flowers, I think it will work.
Post # 6
I think you can make it work.
Post # 7
Oh, these are not the colors. Dress A is similar I suppose because it will be lilac and eggplant, but not the blue shades. And Dress B they only had in poole. The far left will be the all eggplant. I am not sure if the bows would look good if we trim them. Also part of the allure of that dress I think is the long bow.
I just want my girls to be happy. Dress B on the fuller figured girls looks awesome! As you can see on on #1 & #3. I don’t personally think #2 looks bad either, but I know they felt better in the other probably because it cover the midriff area well with the detail. The thinner girls really liked Dress A.
So, I am just really at a loss….I know they say you can’t always please everyone and my maids by no means are the type to make a big deal if they don’t get the exact dress they liked. I think that is part of the problem. They only want to make me happy and I want them to be comfortable in what they wear that day. I guess I just had hopes that MY wedding would be that one where everyone would be in TOTAL agreement and the decision would be easy! LOL
Post # 8
The dresses look nice on your gals. I think I’m confused though. Are you asking if it would work to use the two different styles at the same time? Like half the girls have the bow across the waist and then half of them have the higher bow? And all of the dresses are in lilac, with white (or eggplant?) bows? Or will the bows be different colors? Or are the dresses going to be completely different colors? I’m totally lost. 😉
I think the two different styles would work well, but I don’t know if it would be too much of a contrast with the bows being different colors. If it were me, if I were going to use two different styles, I would make them the same color.
Post # 9
I am confused about the colors as well. If all the dresses are going to be the same color or shades of purple, I think it will look fine. I actually like the fact that the bows are different.
Post # 10
Ok, I’m sorry for my confusing explanation! Let me try again….
Lets say maid #1 is dress B and maid #2 is dress A – because that is how its always been in my mind.
Yes, I am talking about now making the bows on both dresses white so that they would match instead of dress A being a different shade of purple.
The colors – The only dress that would be in eggplant is the Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister, maid #1) and all the rest would be in lilac.
I think the bows both being white would unite the two styles, I’m just not sure if the different style/length of the two bows would make it look funny?
The funny thing is – I can already tell you who would pick what. Maids #1-3 would opt for dress B and maids 4-6 would opt for dress A. Its possible that maid #5 would opt for B, but I don’t think so.
I hope this makes more sense now!
Post # 11
I know you want them to be happy,but will YOU be happy with them in different styles? I think the one that would universally flatter them all is the higher waisted one with the longer bow. Why can’t you just say after looking at the pictures you decided you prefer one style over the other and make it simple?
Post # 12
I personally like them to be a little different, but it’s all what makes you happy!
Post # 13
I have to agree with smyley… the most flattering choice on all your girls would be the empire waist bow! The bow around the natural waist (BM 1,3 & 5) can sometimes make even the tiniest lady look very wide.
Regardless, if you have your heart set on different dresses– then go for it. Those styles definitely do match! Good luck & let us know what you choose 🙂