Post # 1
I had a few limitations when it came to Bridesmaid or Best Man dress selection because I wanted a designer who also did a junior Bridesmaid or Best Man line, a designer who was reasonably priced, and I had time contraints on ordering. Wanting my BMs to be comfortable in what they’d be wearing, I gave my Maid/Matron of Honor about a dozen options to choose from and the usually easy going girl took a turn for the high maintenance. She didn’t like any of them (didn’t want strapless/thin straps/or sleeveless unless it was a halter, wanted an uber modest neckline, and modest back). I wanted to her to feel good in what she was wearing and at that point I was worn down from planning so I gave her a designer, color, and material and let her pick her own dress. Ugh…I hated it, but she felt super special in it. Luckily looking back at the photos it makes me laugh and think “really?!?” instead of upsetting me, but it does make me wonder if anyone else hated their own Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses or if a Bridesmaid or Best Man went rouge with hemline, accessories etc?
Post # 3
i told my girls pink and flowers, with no more direction. i got pretty lucky and i loved them! but i do love all things pink and flowers. i did help one of my girls pick her dress out, but of course we both agreed on it and my other girl just surprised me b/c she’s out of state.
Post # 4
Well, I put “my way or the highway” but that wasn’t exactly the case. I found something that was “good enough” for me, but took cost and body shapes into mind.
Post # 5
We had to base our Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses on one Bridesmaid or Best Man because she is a plus size girl. She dropped out and while the girls do love their dress (they picked them out) there is still one we keep thinking about that would have looked so gorgeous and elegant. But, like I said, the one the girls picked is very pretty and it has pick-ups like my dress so it will be a very cohesive look!
Post # 6
I wish I had just put my foot down from the beginning and said, “This is what you’re wearing.” Instead, I wanted to be nice and let them pick out their dresses. That just dragged out the whole process by like three months, and now I’m worried that they won’t really coordinate with each other. But oh well–too late now!
Post # 7
I picked the jcrew dress type and color but let them pick the specific style they wanted. They all seemed happy!
Post # 8
Yes, still loved them. I had my mom make them (and i paid for them) so they didn’t have much of a reason to complain =]
Post # 9
I loved our BMs’ dresses! They were long burgundy rayon summer dresses – the kind made in India. I chose the color and they chose the dresses. The Maid/Matron of Honor was a lighter burgubdy than the others, but I thought it looked good.
Post # 10
My sister/friends all wore the same color/fabric by Alfred Angelo and I picked 4-5 long styles and 4-5 short styles so they could pick which they liked best. I was just happy to have the color I loved and I just hoped the girls liked their dresses!