(Closed) Help Matching Bridesmaid Dresses to My Dress- POLL

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What do you think of the color of these Bridesmaid Dresses?
    Love Them! Go with the Amsale : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Love the After 6 in Cameo : (6 votes)
    16 %
    Neither. Go Darker : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Neither. Go Lighter : (0 votes)
    Neither. A Different Color All Together : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Too Expensive! : (17 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 2
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I LOVE Amsale, but I agree with you that $310 is honestly too high. The After 6 is a good happy medium! And I think that color will work well!

    Post # 3
    46607 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Any of the above dresses will look great with your dress. It is a hard color for many women to pull off.

    I do, howver, think they are too expensive to ask most young women to pay for a dress they will wear once. When you add on costs for alterations, jewelry and shoes, the total amount  they will spend is adding up.

    Post # 4
    4518 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    The first photo is really pretty, but $310 is way too much unless you’re paying for the dresses (or subsidizing them substantially). I also think that this is a bridesmaid-y color, so your BMs aren’t likely to wear the dresses again — which is totally fine, but it just means that $310 is really too much. 

    Post # 5
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook


    JenniferLynnHosey:  I agree with the rest of the PPs.  $310 is way too much.  You could easily get a similar style and color from a lower priced designer.  Try Weddington Way?  I know they carry After 6 and will send you a swatch.

    Maybe have your mom in the Amsale and the rest of the girls in a different dress/similar color?

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  Mrs.Vanilla.
    Post # 7
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Go with a different color, I wore this color for a wedding and besides 1 out of the 9 bridesmaids everyone else looked so washed out.

    Post # 9
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I agree with PPs that 310 is way too much in my opinion. I like the After 6 dresses and color, assuming they are less expensive than Amsale.

    Your dress is gorgeous!

    Post # 10
    617 posts
    Busy bee

    JenniferLynnHosey: I think all of the dress colors would work with your dress but this color is tough i wanted this color for my girls but when they tried it on they all looked so washed out so we went with blue. But the $300 is way too much. I sent each of my girls a private text/call and asked there budget (for reference my girls are in the 23-29 range) some were willing to pay whatever but most were comfortable with around $150 with a little bit of flexibility. So then I found dresses from there we went with Alfred Angelo because they were good quality and affordable! 

    On a side note your dress is stunning!! 

    Post # 12
    1117 posts
    Bumble bee

    Honestly there isn’t that big of a price difference between After Six (Dessy Group) and Amsale. My girls wore Lela Rose, After Six, etc (all Dessy Group) dresses and they ranged in price from $265 to $325 (before alterations). They chose the designer and the style (and the price point). My maid of honor wore Cameo and I loved the color–it’s a really, really soft beigy-blush color in person. I would talk to your bridesmaids and let them tell you what they’re comfortable with and go from there.

    Post # 15
    1117 posts
    Bumble bee

    JenniferLynnHosey:  If you search online you may find them cheaper. I would see if a local bridal salon has the style you’re interested in so your bridesmaids can try them on and then look online for a cheaper price. I know Alfred Angelo, David’s Bridal, Mori Lee, and Bari Jay have dresses under $200 (I looked an these designers originally before I decided to let my bridesmaids pick their own dresses). 

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