(Closed) Help me choose the BM Dresses!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which BM designer
    Priscilla of Boston/Melissa Sweet : (26 votes)
    72 %
    Eden dresses : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Alfred Angelo : (4 votes)
    11 %
    OPtion 4: Start over and go with your bridal shop : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 4
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    Do you have to choose just one? What about letting the bridesmaids choose their favorite out of all of the dresses?

    Post # 7
    2249 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I would go with a less expensive dress- being a bm is expensive! try to find something all your ladies can afford!

    Post # 8
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    What kind of size range are your BM’s in? The dresses you picked are all very similar in how they fit on the girls, so that is what i would be concerned about.  Being plus size girl, there is nothing more awkward then having things hang out when you can’t do a thing about it.


    Post # 11
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding and we were in the same boat.  Bride wanted melissa sweet and all the BMs agreed it was just too much.  We ended up going with Alfred Angelo, (actually the last dress you posted).  The price was reasonable ($120), and although I would never rewear the dress it’s not the most horrible thing in the world.  (warning, the dress looks a lot better in the picture.  in real life the fabric is a bit cheap but it doesn’t necessarily look cheap.  it will DEFINITELY need alterations to give it that nice fitted look as in the picture.)  and if you do go with that designer, tell your girls to order a size smaller than the consultant suggests.  I was told I was a perfect size 4 by their measurements and when i got the size 4 dress i needed to have it taken in an entire size all over.

    Post # 12
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If your girls are all over the map, I would give them a color and a designer and length of dress and then let them pick out ones they like. 

    Dessy has a lot of really great pieces (we are doing dessy) and my main goal was to keep the dresses under $175 for my girls. 

    It seems you like the chic look of the dresses.  I would try Bill Levkoff, Dessy, & After 6


    This one is a convertible so they could do different things with the same dress to fit all the different body types in your wedding party.  This one was a serious contender to my girls (all different sizes 4 11′ size 2 to 5 5″ size 16)

    Bill style 527 looks like something you would like as well as 370




    Post # 13
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I really liked the Melissa Sweet dress that you posted- MS215 but I thought it was WAY too expensive for my girls. Then I found Bill Levkoff 370. They just came in and I love them! I’m not sure how the colors would work for you but you may want to check them out. I also like Eden 7276

    Post # 14
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I love the POB/Melissa Sweet dresses too but the expense made me rule them out.  We went with Watters and ordered them through Netbride….total score!  All the designs my girls selected retailed through bridal shops for $300+ and through Netbride they ranged from $165-$200 depending on the style the girl selected (all were in dupioni silk).  I don’t believe that they carry POB, but keep places like Netbride, Pearl’s Place, RK Bridal, etc… in mind for being able to get a higher end dress for less.  Also, my girls ranged from a 0 to a 12 and all the Watters dresses looked great on them as they were able to select a style that suited their body. 

    Post # 15
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I liked the one Eden gown w/ the ruffle b/c it ties into your ruffles on your gown… (for the look, decent fabric and better price range) even though you would have it removed. POB designs gorgeous gowns, but the price? *cringe* AA Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are okay in regards to style and quality, but just always in every wedding. I can always pick out AA and DB Bridesmaid or Best Man dress stlyes… lol. 🙂

    I also agree w/ the different dress stlyes for each Bridesmaid or Best Man.

    Post # 16
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I LOVE the Melissa Sweet dresses. And I think if you order a certain amount (lke 4 or more I think) you get a discount. Is it possible for you to help pay for part of the dress cost–like put in $50 for each of the two girls’ dresses who are having trouble paying for it? Also, have you looked at any chiffon dresses? I feel like that fabric might look really good with your dress and echo the floaty feel of it.

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