(Closed) I want unique bridesmaids

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The fabric of those dresses tends to be very clingy and unforgiving, so make sure all of your maids try them on before deciding.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Hmm haven’t seen the dress but my advise is just find something you really like and don’t think about it being something the girls will wear after the wedding. I don’t know anyone who has ever reworn a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress on any other occassion no matter how cute it was for the wedding day. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

My Bridesmaid or Best Man tried convertible dresses, but as previously stated the fabric can be clingy.

My advise is make sure that if you get them, you will have someone on the day who can tie everyone’s dresses, because they look GREAT tied right, but it would need someone good at tying them.  Plus the day can be stressy enough without your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses not tying right!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrs.stormylove: 

I agree. I’ve never seen anybody (in person) rewear a bridesmaid dress no matter how great of an intention the bride had. Letting them rewear the dress was priority for me so I had to sacrifice a “certain look”  and let them pick whatever they wanted from any regular store (Dillards/JCrew for ex.) and I only told them to pick a neutral color with length above the knee. So in this case, if they don’t rewear it, its kinda their fault.

@parada:  I googled Henkaa Dress and they do look pretty cool! ETA, what color would you go with?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

My coworker rewore her bridesmaid dress bc it was made out of a fabric that wasn’t bridesmaidsy, so it can be done.  But, I’ve never been able to bc I’ve always had a long gown and it’s always been that taffeta material or whatever that can’t be reworn lol

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@parada:  I went with the Dessy twist dress for my bridesmaids.  They are all different sizes and the jersey actually looks really great on all of them.  Some of my ladies think they will wear it again…. but I’m not holding my breath on that!  The Dessy dresses were $130, so on the cheaper side of bridesmaids dresses.  I wanted to keep it (relatively) inexpensive and didn’t want them all to look identical.  I tried them out with one of my bridesmaids, and we were able to tie it a whole bunch of different ways really easily!  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@parada:  I wanted the convertible dresses too but when I talked to my girls (3) they all expressed that they do not think they would wear a dress like that again. (background : I am not paying for dresses/acessories but everything else ) so I went with the pin up girl look and told the girls, buy whatever dress you want as long as it is a pin up girl style. 

that to me, is unique =) 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@parada:  We went with Henkaa dresses and my bridesmaids all loved them! 

There are two sizes – very easy to figure out which one you are – and the fabric is so flowy and lovely in person. My bridesmaids all commented on how much they loved the way the fabric felt. 

You can order online or go to their store (it’s at Yonge and Finch, I believe – do you live in Toronto?). The associates were also really helpful over the phone. In our case, my bridesmaids placed their orders online, indicating that they’d be picked up in-store by one of the bridesmaids (she wanted to try the dress on anyhow and get a few pointers on styling) – this saved on shipping and it all worked out.

One tip: I do suggest the sticky strapless ‘gummy’ bras since they stay and remove awkward shapes/outlines in the bust area.

Here are some photos of my bridesmaids in their Henkaa dresses:

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lovekiss:  This is exactly why I said no to those when someone (not a bridesmaid) proposed the idea.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@sheepandbear:  I was able to pick a dress also, we all had mismatch dresses and even though it fit great and was my syle I don’t think I’d ever re wear it because I will always associate it with a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress no matter what ha.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrs.stormylove:  lol maybe we are all doomed when it comes to wanting our girls to rewear bridesmaids dresses.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@lorelai:  your brides maids dress are fantastic they really suited all of your girls:)

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