(Closed) HELP! Bridesmaids with different dresses

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
2039 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here are the ones we’re doing:


Here are three of them, anyway. My Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing a long chiffon dress as well, with spaghetti straps and an empire waist. They’ll all be in eggplant, the color of the second dress.

Post # 18
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

dessy has a lot of options in the same color/fabric – you might want to check them out as well.

Post # 19
3674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i just told my girls to get any dress, as long as it’s pink and flowery. i’m not into matchy, and this way i thought they’d find something they’d wear again b/c they picked it out themselves.

Post # 20
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I allowed the girls to have free reign. The requirements were a pewter grey dress, knee length or above with no pattern. This is what we got. Love it.

My friend is doing black. She chose silk taffetta dresses from JCrew. 3 of us ended up with one design. The other 4 all got different ones.




Post # 21
30 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

Same here!  I picked charcoal grey chiffon from Alfred Angelo and let them go to town… they all picked such different styled dresses that fit their personalities.  They are going to look spectacular!

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Post # 22
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

thanks! they are all by Jim Hjelm 🙂

Post # 23
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I picked a color and length and will pick a designer, then tell my girls to pick whatever style they like. Here are some examples from Alfred Angelo, one of the contenders:


Post # 24
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Try JCrew or David’s Bridal.  If you want to let people get dresses from whatever store they choose, pick a color that’s easy to match like black, pale yellow, or espresso brown.

Post # 25
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have 7 bridesmaids as well, and am not doing matching dresses, either! I went the David’s Bridal route, since all of mine are all over the country so I figured that was the easiest (and probably cheapest) route to go.  A lot of my girls are either still in school (getting higher degrees) or just out of school with a not so great paying job & a lot of bills, so I wanted them to be able to pick something in their price range that they felt comfortable in.

I told them my color (Marine blue) and told them I wanted short dresses, and they could pick whatever they liked.  I had originally told them satin dresses, as well, since I wanted everyone in the same fabric, but my FSIL’s dress is the cotton sateen, and it was the only one she liked, and I wasn’t about to tell her & Future Mother-In-Law that they had to buy the satin dress that was just “okay” when they loved the one in sateen (I will pick my battles, and this was not one I felt was worth it to take on!).  So, now I’m just sticking with Marine and short length.

It would probably be helpful for all of them if you sent them a card or something of the sort (there’s plenty of little printable DIY cards for bridesmaid dress info cards out there), with:

-the specific color

-the designer

-stores in their area that carry the designer (if it’s not a big chain like DB; but even so, writing the address/phone # of the closest DB to each girl could be nice, if they’re from different areas!)

-the material (if you want them all in 1)

-length (which you said was long, right?)

-Date they need to order by (if you’ve established this already).  Having all the info on hand will be helpful for them when you decide what you want & they go looking!


I’m excited that all my girls are buying dresses that they love & are excited to wear, themselves.. can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Post # 26
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi, I’m the bridal advisor from[link removed due to self promotion policy], I think it’s definately a good idea to let them all use the same fabric/ color but different style dresses.Just go for it!

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