(Closed) Mix-Matched Bridesmaid Dress vs. Matching?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

i am having the same color but different styles for my wedding.  i might have preferred to have same color and style, but i thought it would be too complicated with my BMs. so i decided to avoid potential issues and told them to choose their own style.  although, i wouldnt have done this if i hadnt seen it done before and liked it.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am telling my girls to get a “ruby” dress from DB that is floor lenght and they can decide which one they want. I want each of them to like what they are wearing and be comfortable.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love the same-color-different-dress thing – I’m doing it! But I’ve also seen pics of BMs in different shades of the same color, and I think that looks great too. I think it looks better than everyone in the same dress, personally. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my BMs are going for same color/material type but different styles. it was easiest as all my BMs have very different body types, it was too hard to find one style that worked. i personally love mix-matching because it gives your pictures more liveliness and style, if that makes any sense. and i really loved the sex and the city mixed dresses!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I gave my bm’s a swatch of the color that I wanted them to match and let them buy their dress in whatever style, length, fabric, cost they wanted to.  I was very happy with the results!  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Same length, same colour & same material. I’m getting one of those convertible wrap dresses that you can wear 15 different ways, and I told them to wear it the way they feel most comfortable on the day. I thought it was a nice compromise. 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am also doing same colour and same material for my bm’s dresses.  I pulled out all the dresses for them to choose from and they picked different ones.  All the bm’s are wearing short and my Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing long.  It looks really nice and this way they got to pick something they liked and they felt comfortable in and would wear again.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m telling my girls the colors of the wedding and letting them pick out whatever dress they want. I think it works better for everyone because they’ll have a dress they can wear again.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re doing same colour, material, length and designer. The style is different for each of them so that each girl can get something that they’ll really be happy in on the day. I really hate the same style on all the bms because every girl’s body is different, and what works for one or even two of the bridal party probably looks terrible on at least one of the other girls.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did a mis-matched wedding party – the bridesmaids were told to get a purple, knee-length dress. The bridesman and groomsmen were told to get a grey suit. The groomswoman was told to get a grey or silver dress. Here’s how it turned out:

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m so indecisive about this! I’ve been thinking about the convertible dresses in the same colour/fabric, so they can wear them which-ever-way they’d like, but I’m really starting to love the different shades/cuts look.. hmm.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@redherring: I really like how that turned out! My fear is that my girls would have ended up with something not as cute as that.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My girls wore completely different dresses, and it ended up being one of my favorite parts of my wedding.

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