(Closed) I know you're the bride and you want us to look ugly…

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Would you style your bridesmaids to make them less attractive so that you stand out as the bride!???
    Yes! It's my big day- I don't want to share the spotlight! : (12 votes)
    2 %
    No...atleast not consciously ;) : (95 votes)
    14 %
    No! : (540 votes)
    80 %
    Sort of- I want them all to look like identicle (hair/makeup/dress)think twins/triplets/quadruplets : (24 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    While I’m not getting married, I would NEVER want my bridesmaids looking bad! I’m the opposite, I would want them to look AMAZING

    Post # 4
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Well..all four of my bridesmaids are gorgeous so I don’t think I could make them look “ugly” if I tried.  And I never would..

    Post # 5
    386 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    No I would not want them to look ugly at all. Now that being said I let them choose their own gowns and I have had people tell me that they thought one of the gowns was not great. This is not me doing this and I would hate for someone to look at my weddings pics and say “oh that bride put her in an ugly gown”, no way she picked that gown herself and she is picking the dated prom hairstyle that I am not a fan of as well, but she thinks it’s beautiful and it makes her feel good so I’m just gonna let it be.

    Post # 8
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @breadandbutterflies:  Exactly this.

    They are some of the most important people in my life, why would I want them to feel ugly? Plus, they are all totally unique and beautiful people. Trying to make them look like clones of each other makes no sense.

    Post # 9
    5002 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Why would I want them to look ugly? They’ll be in MY pictures forever!!

    Post # 10
    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    No, they’re my friends! I want them to look and feel like the beautiful and special ladies they are.

    Although one of my future bridesmaids told me she loves me so much she’d be willing to rock shoulder pads and a butt bow if I really wanted her to. LOL.

    Post # 12
    2855 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @serenitea:  I think some bridesmaid dresses are ugly and unflattering because some people just have no taste and are focused on the color (to match the decor) rather than the style

    Post # 13
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m not having bridesmaids, but if I were, I would want them to feel beautiful, too. No one wants to have a million photos taken of them when they feel ugly. Had I gone the bridesmaids route, I would have probably picked a colour and then let them pick out whatever style of dress they felt good in in that colour. I’d also let them choose their own hair and make-up, unless I had someone who was notorious for doing really outlandish or ugly things with her beauty routine (one of my sisters comes to mind).

    Post # 14
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The last thing I want is good friends and family members to feel ugly at my wedding it will translate. I have seen some trainwreck of bridesmaid dresses and I think when the bride does that, it often has the opposite effect as it grabs everyones attention and has them talking about the bridesmaids. I also don’t like the whole constant need to be in “stoplight” it’s a freaking wedding not a hollywood production. I don’t know why so many people see the wedding as a way of getting attention.

    Post # 15
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Gosh, no.  They all LOVED their dress (I chose the colour, they chose the style together), they chose their hair and makeup, and shoes.  They all looked gorgeous, and why shouldn’t they!?

    Post # 16
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think picking ugly dresses looks bad on the bride more than the girls wearing them. You would think a bride would want her whole wedding to be beautiful, including her bridesmaids!!

    One problem with making your bridesmaids wear ugly dresses on your day is that when they get married there might be some payback! haha!

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