(Closed) MOH and Bridesmaid dresses – same or different?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’ve seen it done both ways. i happen to enjoy the non-matchy trend, so even though i’m only having two girls they have different dresses. but i feel like you should do whatever you want.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’m only having 2 (my Maid/Matron of Honor and one bridesmaid), and I definitely want them to match. I think that if you have three or more in your party, then having the Maid/Matron of Honor wear a different dress would look great. But if you only have two, then it doesn’t necessarily set her apart.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It’s totally up to you, if you want them to match if there are only two, then do that.  I have a Maid/Matron of Honor and 2 bridesmaids, and I wanted them all in deep eggplant purple, whatever style.  When I went shopping with Maid/Matron of Honor, she fell in love with a dress that didn’t come in deep purple, but did come in silvery purple.  She ended up getting it, and I was okay, since it still went with the color scheme, and she would stand out as Maid/Matron of Honor.

If you check out the galleries and online, you’ll see all kinds of things.  Remember, it’s what you want. Good luck, and I’m sure whatever you pick will turn out swimmingly. 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have 3 BMs and 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, I bought them all the same dress.  i originally wanted them to be different but it was hard getting the dresses in the same color range.  So it was easier to do it this way.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I’m only having my sister as my Maid/Matron of Honor. However, if Mr. TKE decides he wants his sister to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I know her and like her very much, but really all I want is my sister at my side, I will probably put them in the same dresses, but I will try to set my sister apart a little bit.

But really, our opinions don’t matter, it’s completely up to you!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

All 3 BMs and my Maid/Matron of Honor have the same dress and will be receiving the same necklace, however, the Maid/Matron of Honor will be receiving dangly earings, whereas the other girls will get studs.

Just a subtle difference.  I don’t think she really needs to stand out to everyone else, but she does need to know she is special.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I’m having 7 girls in my bridal party and two of them are the Maid/Matron of Honor. For ease and simplicity all the dresses are the same but I think I might go for different colour sashes or accessories to differentiate between them and the other girls.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have 6 bridesmaids, 1 maid of honor and 1 matron of honor. All the bridesmaids are wearing one style of dress while the maid and matron of honor are wearing another style in the same color. I’m differentiating between them with my gifts to them – all the bridesmaids will have the same jewelry and the maid and matron of honor will have different pieces.

If you’re only having 2 or 3, maybe have the Maid/Matron of Honor in a long dress and the other girls in short/tea-length? You can even just have them all get the same one and have 2 shortened so they match if you wanted them to be exact. I do like the different dress look, so maybe just the length difference would be enough?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I am only have one bridesmaid and one Maid/Matron of Honor. Since my sister is petite and stick straight and my bridesmaid is busty and tall, I just gave them a color and length. We went to a bridal boutique together one day just to get ideas and they both ended up walking away with a dress.

This is what my bridesmaid is wearing

And this is what my Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing and both of them will be in navy. So they will be similar enough without looking too mismatched.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I am only have one bridesmaid and one Maid/Matron of Honor. Since my sister is petite and stick straight and my bridesmaid is busty and tall, I just gave them a color and length. We went to a bridal boutique together one day just to get ideas and they both ended up walking away with a dress.

This is what my bridesmaid is wearing

And this is what my Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing and both of them will be in navy. So they will be similar enough without looking too mismatched.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Opps double post. can an admin please delete one?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I m having a different dress just because lol coudn’t find another to in the same color for my moh. It looks cute on some weddings but its what you want.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

No rules, but for your own sanity I’d make them match.  The more options you introduce, the more opinions you have to deal with.

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