(Closed) Mixed Gender bridal party- what should everyone wear?!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I would keep everyone the same.

ETA-Also, I love that first dress! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t want to post pictures without pemission, but I was in a mixed gender bridal party (two ladies and two men on each side).  All the men wore the same tux, and all of the girls wore the same black dress.  They considered having the bridesmaids wearing the same dress in red, and the “groomsmaids” wearing the black, but in the end, they wanted to keep things simple.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did the same colors/styles around. I had a man of honor and he wore the same exact thing as the boys on DHs side. I did have a junior bridesmaid and she wore a different dress but thats mostly because I don’t think a halter is appropriate for a 12 year old

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cirk:  I like the idea of keeping all the girls in the same dress.  If you want to mix it up, the groomsmaids could wear a corsage (wrist or pin-on) instead of carrying a bouquet.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

We only had one groomslady, so she wore a black dress and the men were in black pants, white shirts, black vests and purple ties.  The BM’s wore any purple dress. 

In your case, maybe have those on the grooms side wear black versions of your dress, and have those on your side wearing purple accessories

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I vote for the same color, but different styles could be cute. Maybe different style dresses for the girls and different patterened ties for the guys?

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We have a groomswoman in our bridal party, and since we’re having black dresses (it was to make things easy on everyone) but using sashes to incorporate color, the groomswoman is wearing the sash color to match the vest color the boys are wearing (their vest color is different then the sash color the girls are wearing, but it goes together really well)

 

Does that make sense? 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Are those dresses by Stop Staring!, or some other label? Stop Staring! also makes this dress in purple – close-fitting like #2, except with more of a peplum at the bottom so the skirt has some swing like #1.

http://www.stopstaringclothing.com/sunshop/lula-03-eggpl-214.html

Not to throw another option into the mix or anything … Tongue Out (They also have some nice black dresses, similar to what you posted. Not sure how they compare price-wise, etc.)

Also, something to think about: I know this probably isn’t your primary consideration, but … Dress #1 is by far the most “bridesmaidy” of the lot and will be the least likely to be re-used. The black one is *definitely* something that many people would be able to re-use. Purple Dress #2 and the Stop Staring! dress I just linked to are both matte fabrics, and so there’s a good chance they could get worn again as well. Of course, depends on the individual woman’s style preferences, etc., but if you are looking to find a dress your ladies won’t be stuck never wearing again, that’s my $0.02

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I went to a wedding recently with mixed genders on both sides. All of the girls wore the same dresses and the guys wore the same tuxes. I think it looks cleaner that way! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have a mixed bridal party, all women who choose to will wear a black infinity dress, all men or women who prefer will wear a black suit/tux <<not sure exactly the getup.

 

🙂 Simple

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