(Closed) Looking back, did you brides like your BM dresses?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Looking back, did you brides like your BM dresses?
    Yes, of course! My BMs didn't have an option - my way or the highway! : (8 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, I gave my BMs options and loved their choices! : (8 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, except for that one BM who couldn't follow instructions (hemline, alterations, etc)! : (0 votes)
    No, I picked them out, but looking back don't know what I was thinking! : (0 votes)
    No, I gave my BMs options and regret it. : (2 votes)
    9 %
    No, I gave my BMs options and didn't like all of their choices, but it made them happy so who cares. : (2 votes)
    9 %
    No, my options were limited so I had to settle. : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Other (stories please) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    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
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I picked the jcrew dress type and color but let them pick the specific style they wanted.  They all seemed happy!

    Post # 8
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    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.

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    Post # 10
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    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!



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