(Closed) Odd one out

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Like you, I have very 3 “difficult” bridesmaids!  I opted to go to http://www.alfredangelo.com and pick out 15 different dress styles that I liked.  They are all the same color, fabric and length.  I let the girls choose the dress they liked most.  Each of them chose a different dress, and are SO excited and happy and comfortable in the dress they chose.  They were all around $160.  I’m just glad they’re happy and honestly, they look great when standing together!

Post # 4
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

First of all, your BMs are supposed to wear whatever you pick out for them.  Unless your Maid/Matron of Honor has issues with her legs showing or something, she shouldn’t complain.

Secondly, it’s fairly common for the Maid/Matron of Honor to have a slightly different dress than the other BMs.  If you can find a dress that your Maid/Matron of Honor likes that still coordinates with the other girls, that should work well – maybe the color and style are the same, but the length is longer, or something).

Post # 5
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

As I explained to my 8 y.o. goddaughter who was crying because she didn’t like the dress options I gave her (which really, should I have given an 8 y.o. options?  NO) I explained to her that it was MY day and while I would respect her opinion and would like for her to wear what she liked, she would eventually hvae HER day and then be able to tell ME what to wear. 

I have three girls in my wedding and I went w/ them to look at dresses.  Thank god they all liked the same one in the colors that I suggested!  They chose a Watters bridesmaid dress in chocolate brown w/ a sage green sash.  I allowed them to have either a long or short dress (but they all had to agree on either or) and then they could chose whether they wanted a halter, straps, or strapless.  I also have fabulous girls who understand the process  :o)

Post # 6
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169 posts
Blushing bee

You should not include your bridesmaids in your dress choice. You should make a decision that will fit all of their body types and works within their budgets… other than that do not involve them… it will only cause heartache… I would simply tell her “I am sorry I let you guys in on the decision, but this is the dress I have chosen, it will only be for about 6 hrs, I would do it for you! love, your name” 

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