(Closed) Does EVERYTHING have to be identical?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What's your BM combo?
    same dress, hair, make up, and shoes : (11 votes)
    6 %
    same dress freestyle with the accessories : (53 votes)
    31 %
    same fabric&color, different styles w/ matching accessories : (45 votes)
    26 %
    just let them choose as long as it matches : (48 votes)
    28 %
    their choice : (15 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    They all have the same dress, and will all be having up-dos, and then I let them pick their shoes (as long as they were silver of some sort), they can have whatever nail polish they want, and I bought each of them different earrings to wear. I think it’s a good cohesive look without being too matchy matchy.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1928 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am having my girls all wear the same floor length black dress (except for my Jr. Bridesmaid only because she is very small and she was swimming in the smallest size they make.) I am also having them all wear the same pearl necklace that my Grandmother is hand making them. As far as everything else I am letting them choose what they want to wear. I did ask them to wear “fun” shoes though, I am known for wearing fun and bright shoes and I would love it if they wore a fun pair of shoes. 

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    14027 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    My girls had same dress, same jewelry. Hair and shoes were their preference. 🙂

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    6249 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    The bridal party has the same color.  The BMs have the same fabric, the MOH has a different fabric to distinguish her a little.  Each girl chose their own style dress.  They are all wearing the same shoes because I gave them as gifts, and they are the same shoes I am wearing.  The girls can wear their hair however they want, up, down, half-up, braid, anything.  I am paying for their hair but they can get whatever style they want.  Makeup is their call too.  And accessories are whatever they want.

     

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    11177 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    My BMs had the same dress while my MOH’s dress was slightly different (to accommodate her style and body type). They all wore the same shoes and accessories.

    I don’t think they need to match but overall their looks should be cohesive without one person dramatically sticking out.

    Post # 8
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    For my bridesmaids, it is going to be same dress, freestyle with the accessories (such a fun way to put it hehe).  They could have picked different dresses of the same fabric and color, but they found one they all liked. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    5080 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    my girls are choosing their own black dresses and doing their hair and makeup however they want.

    I don’t want everybody to look the same.  I want it to look like everyone got dressed up nicely for a party.  

    Post # 10
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Treejewel19:  Seriously, everytime I see a picture of your wedding, I am blown away by hour amazing you look! (off topic, but I had to say it!)

    Post # 11
    Member
    8888 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    It’s a matter of what you like. I wanted all my girls in the same dress, same hair and makeup. But I’m doing different shoes and a sash on my MOH.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    The only things identical about my bridesmaids are the length of dresses (long), the material (chiffon), and the flowers. They’re all going to have different colored dresses with different necklines and cuts and I’m accessorizing them all differently. I love the idea of accessorizing them all uniquely because I can get things that fit them, their dresses, and I know my MOH can’t do costume or cheaper earrings AT ALL, her ears go crazy. So I won’t be getting her earrings, I’ll tell her to wear her diamond studs or whatever goes with the dress best. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    1595 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was planning on doing what you are OP but with same dress lengths…I went to Davids Bridal and started to get concerned…what if one of the Bridesmaid’s chooses a dress with lots of rhinestones or beading?! Would she llook like the MOH? Now I’m just lost…

    Post # 15
    Member
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Dell79:  I was concerned about this because the dresses I like, some of them have big rosettes on them. I’m setting a rule that they can choose any dress but none with rosettes. I feel like they all need rosettes or zero and my MOH’s dress is from J.Crew and doesn’t have a rosette, so that settled it. The other two will be wearing Amsale and there are a TON to choose from, so they’ll definitely figure something out.

    Post # 16
    Member
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    3 girls, identical dresses, picking their own shoes so long as they are silver.  I’m providing matching earrings and necklaces.  They are doing their own hair and can coordinate or not (do not careee).  They are doing their own makeup and can coordinate or not (do not care) and we will probably all get out nails done together, anything neutral is fine by me.

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