Post # 1
so the BMs are having mismatched dresses, I told them which colour & style line to buy from (so far they’re all very happy about it – YAY). Here’s the next question. Do they all have to be different?
I only have 4 BMs, so far, the 2 that have picked have picked different dresses (and both said they’re easy and willing to switch if need be). There are 6 styles to pick from. Should they all be different or does it matter if 2 wear the same or if it’s 3 and 1?
(the other 3 dresse options – dress #1 below with a V-neck, Dress #2 & #3 the same but with the full skirt)
Post # 3
I think if you do 3 and 1, then the 1 should be the maid of honor. 2 and 2 or all 4 different is fine. It is up to you and your party to decide though! One of my friends had one out of 5 bridesmaids decide to wear a short instead of long dress. I honestly did not notice until someone pointed it out in photos, which is funny because I tend to be observant.
Post # 4
agree with @miette: if it’s 3 and 1 then the 1 has to be the Maid/Matron of Honor. It’s confusing to have one girl stand out that isn’t your Maid/Matron of Honor.
But, if two girls have one style and the other two have two different styles, I don’t see this mattering as much (playing into the mismatched theme rather than pointing out one person as different).
Post # 5
@MsGinkgo: I did the same thing for my girls. I told then the color and showed them the six dresses they could pick from. It happened to work out that two liked one style and the other two liked a different one. So I had my matron and maid of honors in a dress with straps and the other two bridesmaids in strapless, it was perfect.
Post # 6
@miette: That’s what I was thinking
So far they’re picking the dresses I thought they would pick, I think I know which ones my sisters will pick too (and theirs will be the 2 variations of the sweetheart neck I think) so I’ll have 4 different. I’m just not sure.
(so far I have 1 girl who likes the first dress above and another who likes the second)
Post # 7
@MsGinkgo: I’ve been in two weddings where the bridesmaid dresses were handled this way, and I loved it so much that I’m doing it myself for my wedding.
In my opinion, the dresses don’t ALL have to be different to look right. In your case, the only time that it might look funny is if all three pick ONE dress and one girl picks something different. If you have two and two, or two pick the same dress and the other two pick different ones, you’ll be fine.
As it stands, it sounds like you won’t have that problem because the BM’s have already said they’d switch around if need be. As long as the other two girls don’t BOTH pick the same dress that one of them already picked, you’re in the clear anyway 🙂