Post # 1
Calling all Bees!
So I really want to do some Mix and Matchy dresses for my bridesmaids but I need some advice. I want my girls to feel confident and beautiful so I feel like picking out a dress that might look good on one of them is silly. I also would love if they could wear it again.
Have any of you gone this route? I also like when all of the colors dont always match exactly but are in the same color scheme of palatte. My wedding is outdoors in a rustic barn setting.
If any of you have done this can you post your pictures? Where did your girls get their dresses? What colors did you choose? Was it hard to get everyone looking awesome in the end?
Here are some of the pictures that I have found on Pinterest that I love.
Post # 3
If you okay their dress style and color (because you don’t want it to be too extreme or too plain.. you know?) and they are still comfortable, then I personally dont see anything wrong with it. However, I personally like them all having same dress because atleast you can tell they are the actual bridesmaid instead of guest.
Post # 4
@PoeticDoveInLA: I agree with this. I like the way it looks but am not sure its for me. I think it depends mostly on whether or not YOU are ok with the mismatched look. I see where the girls could look like guests and not bridesmaids. The last picture you posted looks more like bridesmaids than the others with short dresses IMO.
Post # 5
I love it! If we were having a bridal party I would totally do this, but I just have my Maid/Matron of Honor. It can definitely feel more casual but it really just depends on the dresses that they pick.
I don’t really see a reason why the girls need to stand out as part of the wedding party anyway, they are also guests in the end. Personally, if I were in a wedding I would prefer this over wearing the exact same dress, or the exact same colour/different style dress option.
Post # 6
I LOVE this idea, I think it’s so chic! I don’t understand why bridesmaids need to be all matchy and stand out so much. Most likley, the people at your wedding are close family & friends and don’t need a dress to distinguish the bridal party formt he rest of the guests IMO. Plus, it’s hard to find one style that works on all the bridesmaids. I love how untraditional and effortless these looks are, it’s very on cue with today’s styles and I think it takes some real fashion sense to pull something off like this. I can’t wait to see pics if this is something you end up doing!
Post # 7
I actually like this idea a lot. My friend did something like this for her wedding – she just told them to get a short, brown dress and green shoes. I thought everyone looked great and you could still tell who was a bridesmaid. I wish I had a picture to post, but I can’t find any ones of all the bridesmaids. If you’re worried they might look like guests, you can pick a fabric or an accessory (belt, hair piece, etc) that they could all have in common.
I’m with you and don’t want to have everyone wear the same dress because my BMs all have different body types and it’d be super hard to find a dress that flatters everyone. My plan is to just specify a color (as opposed to a color palatte) and maybe a fabric and let each girl choose her own. You also don’t have to worry about budget that way either!
Post # 8
Great feed back ladies, Thank YOU!
Post # 9
I wanted to do this but all of my girls liked the same dress the best so… they are all wearing the same dress lol.
I did ask them to choose any shoe they liked in the nude/blush color family. If you tell them that then it should come out like the pictures you posted! Maybe you can look through store web site and find idea dresses and post the links so the girls can try them on or at least not feel overwhelmed by all the choices out there?
Post # 10
I love this idea! I also liked that it gives my bridesmaids the opportunity to get something that is truly in their budget & that they really like. I gave mine all a color swatch and told them to match it. Turns out, though, they picked almost the same dress from different stores (all knee length, strapless). Now, I’m worried it’ll look like they’re trying to match but just kind of sucked at it instead of being intentionally unmatched lol. So, my advice would be to be a *little* more descriptive on what you want it to look like than I was.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I love it- I’m only have 2 attendants, so I don’t think it would have worked for us. I don’t mind them looking like guests vs. bridesmaids- not like people are going to be hunting for bridesmaids during the reception, right? 🙂 To make it easier on the girls, have some sample photos of dresses you like, or requirements (the far right dress on the top photo is way too short for me).
Post # 12
This is similar to what I did. I chose the color and designer, and my bridesmaids all chose the particular dress they wanted. It was great because everyone ended up with a dress that they liked and that flattered their figures, but it was still cohesive. I say go for it!
Post # 13
I am going this route… i’m trying to have a laid bacd wedding on the beaches of mexico and nothing screams out laid back more then bridesmaids in their own dresses and all my bridesmaids arent even clost to the same… i have a super tiny girl with almost no boobs, a super tall athletic girl with implants and a mohawk, and i have 2 bigger girls… they are not all gonna look good or even feel comfortable in the same dresses…
here are a few photos i have from the internet… i am going for neutrals with a peachy tinge, I am wearing an ivory dress that looks almost white with a dusty rose sash and the men will be wearing sandy colored linen suits… i’m really excited about these colors (this is actually result of a color change)
I gave my bridesmaids rules to follow when shopping… like they have to be lightweight fabric, not shiney must be around knee length, and they must send me photos before they purchase etc, and they’re all super excited
Post # 14
Those pictures are so neat. I think it’s YOUR day and if that’s what you want, then you should do it!
Post # 15
I personally dont prefer that even if the s tyles will be different the color should be the same shade. I also prefer colors that arent too pale or light because otherwise it feels like theres not much contrast against the ivory wedding gown
Post # 16
Here are mine. I found most of them on Etsy and the red one on Modcloth.com. The grey one is a pattern that one of my maids is following to make her dress. I suggest looking on etsy and modcloth. Modcloth is nice because you can search the dresses by color and most of them are under 100.00. None of my maids spent over 75.00 on their dresses.