(Closed) Does this picture make the BM outshine the bride?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
6995 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i think EVERYONE notices the bride always – i love that dress – seriously – i think its beautiful but i can see why people from the other post think it could outshine- its a seriously beautiful dress and if it came in white and i could get married again i would ask you where you found it! haha – but the reality everyone is going to be looking at you on your wedding day not the BM’s but they will admire YOUR beautiful choice for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses!

Post # 19
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think anyone can outshine the bride! But you should just ask your bridesmaids if they like the dress. I gave my bridesmaids a few options to pick from and they all ended up liking the same one dress, but with different necklines, so that’s what we did.  I think most girls would prefer a short dress to a long one, because its usually cheaper and you’re more likely to wear it again, but it really depends on the formality of the wedding.

Post # 20
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@mpc87: It’s a beautiful dress, and I wouldn’t worry about outshining the bride. It will look beautiful in pictures.

I often wonder about these people who are afraid of their bridesmaids dresses outshining the bride in her wedding gown (NOT saying you, just this idea). How do they pick out bridesmaids dresses…hmm, I want it to be pretty, stylish and elegant but not THAT pretty, stylish and elegant? It just seems so counterproductive.

Post # 21
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Nothing can outshine the bride.. She is the bride and its her and her grooms day.. and EVERYONE knows that 🙂

Post # 22
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@mpc87: oh god…those dresses are AMAZING!!!


I was in a wedding wear we (the BM’s) wore similar dresses but they wre knee length and we did not outshine the bride. I think what is distracting people to think that is that the bride is much tinier then the bm…so in the picture….i would say the Bridesmaid or Best Man are def. what you see first.

Try other pictures and similar dresses and see if you get the same effect?!


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