(Closed) Dress shopping this weekend. Opinions on whether or not this is reasonable :)

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Is my new idea regarding the dress selection reasonable?
    Yes : (38 votes)
    84 %
    No : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Other - explained in the comments : (1 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I also don’t like the look of mixed fabrics. I gave my girls designer, color, fabric and length. Not an issue, think of all the brides who just pick a dress for their girls.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Does the same fabric come in different cuts?  That was one of my main concerns for my bridesmaids, as they totally range in size. 

    Personally mine are wearing the same color from the same place, but their fabrics are mixed and I think it looks nice.

    But to answer your question directly, it all depends on your girls, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable. 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think that’s unreasonable at all.

    Just make sure that you really are okay with any of the choices they may make because you can’t completely rescind on the offer to pick their own dresses after they do so. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Perfectly reasonable.  I specified brand, color, and fabric, too.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think you should pick out the dresses yourself and let the pick out from the dresses that you chose.They could chose the length and which one looks best on their body. Maybe if you have 7 BMs give them 4 dresses to chose from. If you have 3 BMs give them 2 to chose from.

    Jasmine bridal has dresses that can be made into 3 different lengths (tea, knee and floor) most are made from the same fabric and I think the prices are reasonable. We got a floor length for $160.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I asked my girls to choose Alfred Angelo dresses in grape chiffon. They all found something they liked. You can definitely narrow it down to a specific fabric. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am doing the same thing.  I am picking the designer, color, and fabric.  Different fabics together can look messy. Think of it this way: most brides don’t let their BM’s choose anything but the size of the dress.  I think this method is more than fair. And if you pick a designer with lots of dress, they should have plenty of options.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am choosing drsigner, color, fabric and i may even chose like 10 dresses i like for my Bridesmaid or Best Man to chose from so i think it is very reasonable.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Not unreasonable at all. I think most brides who allow their BM’s to choose their dresses decide on a specific fabric to go with. I know I did. I told them the color, length & fabric that I wanted and I let them choose the style. It worked out perfectly. Everyone got something that they loved and that suited their bodies. I highly doubt that your ‘maids will be upset that you want a specific fabric. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I wanted same color/same fabric.  The choices for the designer we were looking at were charmeuse and shantung or dupioni…Totally different textures!  The colors weren’t really the same from one to the next either.  I had one Bridesmaid or Best Man that likes clingy, sexy clothes and another that does not.  I was really worried that the first one would pic charmeuse (which she did), but the second agreed and looked great in it.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @MrsCarnival:  I think that they will probably not like the look of the mismatched fabrics if you show them.  

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