Post # 1
Ok so Im getting married in September at 6:00 in the evening. It will still be light outside and still very warm where i live.
I found these dresses that i really liked by Bill Levkoff last weekend! They are strapless and hit just below the knee.
The other day my mom was wondering what length dress she should have based off of the bridesmaids dress. So the lady that she works with said she could call her sister, who is a coordinator, and ask what she thinks (we couldnt get in touch with our coordinator at the time) She said first off that she has never heard or seen of a 6 o’clock wedding with the bridesmaids not wearing floor length dresses. My mom was sitting next to the lady while talking to her sister and said that she got the feeling that the lady was very appalled and kept wondering why we were having the wedding at 6 with short dresses. I think she felt a tiny bit hurt. Is below the knee considered tee length and are tee length dresses for an evening wedding wrong to do? I still plan on going with these dresses (unless i find something i like better). I know the “rules” have kind of changed over the years. Everyones wedding is different. Theres just as many ways to do a wedding as there are brides.
Oh and what do you guys think the length for the moms should wear???
Post # 3
I honestly have never heard of time playing a factor into the length of a bridesmaid’s dress…
Post # 4
this sounds ridiculous to me. Just because she had never heard of something doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I’ve been to plenty of evening weddings with ladies in cocktail dresses (read: knee length and above). You and your mom should do what is right for you.
Post # 5
We are getting married in Sept at 6pm also. My Bridesmaid or Best Man are wearing long dresses but they chose them. My Mom’s dress is tea-lenght and its perfect. I think if you find perfect dresses get them. It’s your wedding. Everyone who is there will love them because they love you. Good luck
Post # 6
I’d say unless you’re having a *black tie (optional) or another very formal affair, I believe you can use whatever length dress you would like. Personally, for summer weddings, unless it’s formal, I would want a shorter dress (read: tea-length would be wonderful).
Post # 7
I had an evening wedding. But honestly, if I did it over, I would have let them get cocktail or tea length dresses then they would really be able to wear them again. An evening dress doesn’t really lend itself to wearability.
Post # 8
I’m having a 5pm ceremony and my BM’s decided floor length dresses were not only more appropriate for an evening ceremony .. but were age appropriate as well .. the age range is 29-37 .. they just didn’t want to wear shorter dresses .. I was upset that they felt so strong .. but now I’m pleased I went with their choice .. it looks super elegant .. here it is .. i chose this color as well .. “latte” .. it really compliments my dress ..
Post # 9
We’re getting married at 5 PM and my bridesmaids are all wearing short dresses. I don’t see time as being a factor. When I go to eat somewhere formal in the summer or early fall evenings, I often wear cocktail dresses.
Bottom line, do what makes you happy! As for your mom, I’d say she could wear either short or long, depending on what she is comfortable in. My mom will probably wear something tea length, my bridesmaids are going to be in cocktail dresses, and I’ll be in a long formal gown. Everyone is happy about what they’re wearing, so that makes me happy 🙂
Post # 10
We’re getting married at 7pm on a Friday in September, and while I’m leaning toward long (floor length) dresses, there are two or three knee length ones that I still want them to try on because I think they’re dressy enough. I think it depends less on the time of the wedding and more on the formality of it. What are the men going to be wearing, what do you want the guests to wear, etc.?
Post # 11
We are getting married at 530 on a Sunday in August and at this point the bridesmaids have not even considered long dresses. I think with heat and humidity that time of year and the age of the girls anything that is not a mini skirt is fine. Rules about what to wear based on time of day are kind of absurd IMO.
Knowing this my mom and MOG are both wearing longer dresses because that is what they feel more comfortable in at their respective ages. Long dresses also usually allow more comfortable shoes (lower heels) which might be good in the case that your mom is not used to wearing 3 inch heels all day.