Mismatched Bridal party attire

posted 1 year ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

kstir2015 :  If I were going to have mismatched dresses and colors, I would have them all be different. Having two of each gives a rigidity to the look which is the opposite of mismatched.

For the men, it really depends on the formality of the wedding. There are only so many looks you can do with grey tuxedos or suits. If the men own grey suits, they could all wear their own. The groom could gift them mismatched ties in the wedding colors.

If the wedding is more casual, the guys could wear grey pants and mismatched shirts, or the same shirt and mismatched ties or suspenders.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

kstir2015 :  we did mismatched for the girls and classic black tuxes for the guys. Everything looks good with a tux! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

kstir2015 :  we did both mismatched bridemaids and mismatched groomsmen. Pollard-60200DBA3DE-3EE8-4F6A-8F0F-0A78F3BBEACFPollard-592

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

kstir2015 :  thanks! we wanted to make it easy on everyone/give everyone the opportunity to wear something they liked and might wear again so going mismatched just made sense. basically, we told the guys (and groomswoman) any grey suit, and the bridesmaids were to wear something in the “blush family” that was beaded/embellished. they all wore adriana papell dresses, fwiw (the matron of honor is in a badgley mischka dress from RTR as she was very pregnant and so it was easier to get the right size at the last minute)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We did these two dresses (https://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_long-one-shoulder-bridesmaid-dress-with-ruffles-vw360274_long-bridesmaid-dresses and https://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_v-neck-wrapped-bodice-dress-with-satin-belt-vw360189_long-bridesmaid-dresses) in colors murcury, pewter, and sterling (shades of grey).  The grooms side all wore blue pants, white shirts, grey colored vests, and blush ties. So…I guess our ladies were mix and match, and our gents were more uniform.  We did have 2 bridesmaids (total 6)in each color but varied between the two dress styles.  

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2022

I was maid of honorin a wedding with mismatched dresses. We picked out own dresses on our own. I just let the girls know it needed to be around knee length in the mint/seafoam/pale green-blue color family and sent lots of inspiration pictures so we were on the same page. We sent each other pictures as we bought our dresses, and luckily they all looked great together the day-of imo! Bride was happy with how it turned out 🙂

It’s hard to tell in the pic, but the groomsmen have 2 different shades of bowties. They also have mismatched boutinieres which I thought was a cute touch and helped them from looking too formal next to the BMs.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

We’re doing mismatched dresses but all within a very tightly controlled color family. (Basically shades of neutral mauve which are pretty close other than variation from designer to designer.). Fiance wants all of his groomsmen in the same color bow tie.  We’re still figuring out what they will be because for some reason he loves super saturated colors, while I prefer softer neutrals so trying to figure out a darker option that would go with mauve (or whether he’ll choose our accent color).

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