(Closed) Mismatched Bridesmaids?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How should I have my bridesmaids dress?
    Their choice of navy dress, their choice of shoe (color specified) : (36 votes)
    69 %
    Their choice of navy dress, their choice of shoe (color not specified) : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Their choice of navy dress, my choice of shoe : (11 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I’m picking the fabric and my mom is making the dresses. I want the BMs to be comfortable in their dresses but its also my wedding so ultimately my decision on color. As for shoes I don’t care what they wear as long as they are a specific color.

    Post # 4
    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My bridesmaids are going to be wearing mismatched blue dresses too. I’m pretty much leaving everything up to their discretion. I told them to wear whatever made them feel most beautiful Smile My wedding is probably pretty far on the bohemian side though.

    Post # 5
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the look of mismatched bridesmaids with matching shoes! That being said – I think both ways will be lovely.

    Post # 6
    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The picture is really big so I’m just going to link to it here:


    These were her rules:
    We have the same color and very similar fabric.
    Knee length to tea length
    Strappy silver shoes

    We chose the dress AND the shoes. I don’t think anyone really noticed that our shoes were a bit different. And I liked that I could wear slightly shorter heels because one girl is wearing REALLY high shoes. I could never do that.

    Post # 7
    1571 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    In my opinion, unless the shoes are something like the cowboy boots above, it’s a little odd to have bridesmaids in different dresses and matching shoes. But I’m also like a shoe fanatic, so maybe that has something to do with it. I’ve linked this photo on the Bee before, but here are my mismatched bridesmaids:

    Post # 8
    1571 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Oh boy, I’m an idiot. I didn’t even realize you can barely see their shoes. They’re all different nude shoes. Kind of missed the mark with that photo. Haha. You can kind of see them here:

    Post # 9
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @FutureMrsWeston:  that is a good idea, but if i were you i would pick a color and designer, so they dresses aren’t so completely different and the color is very similar!

    Post # 10
    2178 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I did exactly choice A– my girls were given the following instructions:

    • Short, marine-colored dresses from David’s Bridal

    • Open toed shoes in silver, gold, black or gray

    Everyone looked FAB in their own choices, which fit their personalities and body types well.  From my size 16 friend to my size 4/5 months pregnant friend, everything was perfect!

    Post # 11
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like the idea of mismatched dresses, so the girls can FOR SURE feel comfortable in what they are wearing and then all wearing the same shoes. I told my gals the same that you did 😀   navy dresses, knee length, and a chiffon-like material. I got super lucky and found coral wedges for them to wear. (Coral is our accent color.) They are very light weight, I made sure to get them one it was BOGO at payless and I did a few laps around the store to make sure their toes wouldn’t fall off haha

    I feel you are on the right track!!! 😀

    Post # 12
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would give them the choice of any navy dress of a specific store or brand (David’s Bridal, etc.) if that’s an option, and any type of nude shoe (most girls have nude shoes).

    Post # 13
    45 posts
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think as long as they are all the same colour and length, and the shoes are similar e.g all  silver or all black peep toe, you can tie it all together with matching flower boquets and voila!  It’ll look great.

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