(Closed) Mismatched Bridesmaids???

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: How do you feel about mismatched bridesmaids?
    Love the idea - any hue, any fabric, any length/style : (19 votes)
    22 %
    Love the idea - but with same hue or same fabric or same length/style : (61 votes)
    71 %
    No - find something all your girls will wear and like : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Other - explain below : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    46594 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it is a great look and obviously has the advantage of each maid being able to choose a dress that suits her figure.

    Post # 4
    527 posts
    Busy bee

    I gave the ladies in the wedding party a swatch card ring of the color family I’m using in the wedding.  They can wear whatever they want, as long as it’s one of the swatch colors (of which there are about 30 choices).

    Post # 5
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    LOVE those pictures!

    Post # 6
    11113 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011


    I’m thinking about this ready for Bridesmaid or Best Man shopping mid-Jan. All 3 of my BMs have said they’d all wear a long dress but so that they’re more likely to wear it again and so they look individual I’m going to let them pick out a couple of dresses they like and we’ll see. I think i’d rather personally them be in the same fabric though.

    Post # 7
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I told my bridesmaids to pick a blue dress that was kneeish length and sent them all a card with the colors I was using for the wedding to help guide them.  They all looked great, and like themselves (and oddly, picked kinda similar dresses independently).

    Post # 10
    489 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve actual seen the first photo online before and LOVED it! I don’t really like matchy-matchy bridesmaids dresses so I say go for it! Here are some inspiration boards I made a while back for the bridesmaids.


    Post # 11
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love the idea…I am doing the same, however they are all in the same color and fabric!(I am going with david’s bridal). My girls range from size 2-24 so I wanted them to feel comfortable and look their best!

    Post # 12
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think something needs to be similar (even color family), but I’m all for mismatching. My girls will be in the same dress, but three different colors. 


    Post # 13
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the idea.  I say ‘Go for it’!

    Post # 14
    15 posts
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My colours are black and white with red and silver accents, so I asked my bridesmaids to each choose a dress that was black, tea or knee length, and silk or satin (or anything that had a silk or satiny “sheen”).  Personally, I like a little bit of consistency in the materials and/or level of formality–a jersey dress suitable for a beach wedding might look funny next to a full-length satin one.  But I love the idea of letting my bridesmaids’ personalities shine through their choices, and letting them pick cuts that flatter their figures.   

    Post # 15
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos posted, and LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. Its more interesting than the same dress coming down the aisle over and over!

    Post # 16
    2465 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    my girls’ dresses were the same designer, color, length, and fabric, and it looked fantastic. but i think even less matchy is cute too

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