(Closed) Mixed Maids dresses

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i don’t have any photos, but i think since it’s the Maid/Matron of Honor who wants the long dress, it would work out perfectly. you usually want her to stand out anyways 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t have pictures but I’m letting my girls pick style & length-if she let you pick the dress, she needs to trust it’s going to look good. If not, she needs to just pick one dress or length. The Maid/Matron of Honor should stand out anyways, and that’s a nice way.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My bridesmaids are all wearing dresses in the same color and the same fabric but half are wearing short and half are wearing long – some are wearing straps, some strapless.  It’s ok with me – we’re all in our 30’s – I don’t think it’s necessary for them all to match exactly and they all have different figures so hopefully it will look good.  I probably will ask them to get dyeable shoes though – I don’t think I’d like the look of silver or black etc…  I’ll have photos in April!  ;o)

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with otawabride, the fact that its the Maid/Matron of Honor makes it alright.  Were it anyone else it would look odd.  It should be fine.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I didn’t want matchy-match for my girls so I selected a designer (Watters) and color/material (navy/dupioni) and they could go from there.  One of the girls selected a dress with a lace halter but two of the other girls selected dresses that had sashes so we were able to pull in the ivory (which was an accent color of ours anyway) on those 3 dresses while the other 2 were solid navy. 

As far as length, I did prefer that they be shorter, but all the dresses ended up being slightly different lengths (although none were floor length).  I think with the Maid/Matron of Honor having the long gown it would totally work. 

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Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are going to do something similar with J Crew dresses.  They can pick whatever style they want in same color and fabric. 

However, I am honestly loving the idea of having them in same dresses but different colors (for our colorscheme).  I’ve seen this as of late and love it too!  have the bridesmaids bouquets at the handle tied off with different shades of ribbons.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t have any photos to contribute…buuut, if only the Maid/Matron of Honor has a long dress besides the bride it might ok.  Not sure if it is traditional, but I’ve noticed that sometimes the Maid/Matron of Honor has something a little different or extra…and the long dress could be her soemthing different.  Otherwise, I do love the different dresses…and different colours.  I’ve been tossing around the idea of having my girls in various shades of yellow!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@sadie – gorgeous wedding!!! and i love your dress!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I let my girls pick whatever little black dress they wanted (or already owned!) I tried to keep it at a general length, since it was a summer wedding. But I echo everyone else, if she’s the Maid/Matron of Honor, it shouldn’t be a problem! I personally am a huge fan of different dresses…it adds character! Laughing

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Ottawabride2011  Thank You! I loved my dress too and how the whole look pulled together with the bridesmaids, etc… My dress was so light and comfortable (dupioni silk) it was easy to wear all day and night.  I knew it was the one when I tried it on and didn’t want to take it off.  I highly recommend considering this when dress shopping…the first dress I purchased was a beautiful japanese silk satin but it was so heavy, I would have been miserable wearing it all day.  Best of luck with your planning…it goes by so quickly! 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I let my maids choose their own dress as long as it was DBs truffle color.  I didn’t specify length, fabric, style, shoes- anything but the color.

The result- they all looked beautiful.  My sister/MOH got her dress on clearance for $29!  Another Bridesmaid or Best Man used a photo of her and her husband from the wedding as their Christmas card.  My 4 months post-partum Bridesmaid or Best Man felt comfortable in her dress that was conducive to breast feeding.  All around they all felt and looked beautiful!

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Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You are all different, thus your dresses should be too.  I had my girls pick any black dress and the pictures are lovely.  They look comfortable and beautiful.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I never would have thought it was a good idea but I just saw a friend’s pics  and there were mixed lengths and it looked fine. Tehy all wore espresso brown dresses but the fabrics and lengths and styles were different – 10 girls and it looked fine. People picked what flattered them best and at least one has leg tatoos that werecovered by her  long dress. I think it will look fine, especially if it is the Maid/Matron of Honor who will be long.

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