(Closed) Do’s and Don’ts of mismatching BM dresses

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think there are any rules in regards to this.  I think it’s all about what you like.  For me, I’m picking the designer, color and fabric and my BM’s are picking the style.  For a friend of mine, she just said go get a dress in any shade of a specific color and left it all up to her BM’s.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

it’s up to you.  i’m not as a lenient as some of the brides to be on here, so i am picking out a bunch of different dresses in my colors from all sorts of different designers and fabrics and letting my girls choose one each from that pool.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you can do whatever you prefer. some brides have totally mismatched bms (which i love), some choose a color and fabric, some preselect a few dresses to choose from, etc. it’s all personal preference.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Atalanta: BAHAHAHAHA.  i love the random kermit doll.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m doing Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in different shades of purple.  The cut is up to each bridesmaid.  The fabric is also up to the bridesmaid, but it has to be something flowy and non-shiny, like chiffon or jersey rather than satin or taffeta.

With 3 bridesmaids, I would make sure they either all match fabrics or all have the same fabric.  Hope that helps!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My BM’s picked out their own red dresses. I mean, I went with them but the only guideline was the color. They looked great!

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t think the fabrics need to match at all. I would just keep the color consistent.

Where is that dress from? I am loving it!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the only way mismatched fabrics can get weird is if all the BMs except, say, one are in a matching fabric. If it’s clearly mix and match, it won’t look out of place!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@flamingred:  I was just going to post that I LOVE how yours turned out.

I’m doing the same thing – any dress, as long as it’s navy blue.  My maids range in age from 24-45 so I knew I wouldn’t be able to find a style that would fit them all.  I debated doing similar fabrics but honestly, I just want them to be happy and comfortable.

I’m taking each maid shopping and helping them pick out the perfect dress.  That way I can see the different shades and help stear them, but ultimately, it’s whatever they want.

Post # 14
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541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am having  mismatched Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.  I chose the designer and the color which was Dessy in smashing and let them pick whatever dress they wanted.  I dont think there are any “rules” involved.

Post # 15
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829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The fabric of my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses aren’t all the same.  These are what they will be wearing (in order of how they will be standing 1 2

                                                                3 4

                                                                5 6)

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

This thread has answered my PRAYERS! xo

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