Post # 1
For my bridesmaids, who are all so different from one another I couldn’t bear the thought of them all wearing the same dress, I thought a good idea would be to have them each pick a different dress style in the same color. I dont really care what fabric it is as long as teh color is right. They decided to go with Jim Hjelm, but not all their dresses come in the right color! Do I have to do a fabric change to get the right color or can they still get the right color without a fabric change?
Post # 3
My bridesmaids are wearing Jim Hjelm dresses, too, so I might be of a little help.
If you want exact color matches, the dresses all need to be made with the same fabric. For instance, chiffon and satin do not come in the same color, because they take dye differently. Choosing one fabric will also lend to a more cohesive look.
So if you have your heart set on a particular color, find out what fabric it is, and choose dresses using that fabric. (You can’t ask for a dress to be made with a different fabric, only different colors.)
The fabrics and colors are listed on the Jim Hjelm site here:
My girls are wearing satin-faced taffeta, which is reversible. So keep in mind if you go with that material, that you can choose the satin side to show or taffeta side. The options are unlimited, and a little overwhelming. But the styles are beautiful! Good luck.
Post # 4
My bridesmaids all wore different bridesmaids dresses. I would recommend picking a fabric and color and have your BMs choose their own dress. If you just choose a color and not the fabric they will not be uniform in color, there will be a slight noticeable difference.
Post # 5
I am with BlushingBride – my bridesmaids dresses are all different styles, but the same color fro jim Hjelm. My "rule" was that the bridesmaids could pick any dress from jim Hjelm they wanted as long as it was Long, Chiffon, and come in Bordeaux in color – they still had quite a selection.
The dresses came in and there was little to no issue with the color – at least I couldnt tell if there was any!
Post # 6
If you want to make sure they are all the same color make sure the fabric is the same, but also make sure the dresses are ordered together so the fabric comes from the same dye lot. My BMs wore Jim Hjelm dresses and that’s what the salesperson told me when I ordered the dresses. She said different dye lots often slightly vary in color so this was the best way to make sure the color was the same.