(Closed) o.k. hive…does this make me sound cheap or tacky?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Um stick around here (or other wedding sites) for a while.  Tons of people already do that.  You are fine.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yeah, it’s all about your call!  If you don’t care, want to keep costs down and want to make sure you’ll have happy BMs, go for it!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - University of Toronto Faculty Club

Yeah, no worries.  Definitely not cheap or tacky.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nope!  I think it sounds very accomodating and think it will look great.  There are so many inspiration pictures of people who do this, and it always comes out looking fabulous!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve been in a wedding where we did that and I’ve attended another that did the same thing. You’re fine. But I know a lot of people know when they are asked to be BM’s GM’s that they need to pay for their own attire.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I have a feeling that your bridesmaids and groomsmen will love you guys! What’s not to love about wearing any knee length black dress? I mean seriously! How awesome!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think this is a really nice thing to do for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, and I’m sure they’ll appreciate it. I’m planning on asking my BMs to wear knee length black dresses, as well. I want them to feel and look good, and honestly, I just don’t care if they all match. There are plenty of other details that do matter to me, so I’m happy to let this one go. I don’t think it’s lazy or cheap at all.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think that’s a great idea! Saves them money and they can wear something they like and can wear again! good choice!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m also asking the bridesmaids to wear knee length black dresses with groomsmen in black suits and purple ties/flowers, so obviously I think it’s fine!  So far the people I have told have been happy with that.  The only thing I’m asking them to do is where some kind of fun shoes, as in not black just because I love funky colorful shoes. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@tootie664: Tons of people do this. Bridemaids don’t have to be uniform anymore. In fact, the new trend is mismatch. ^_^ Your girls will appreciate that they don’t have to spend $200 on a dress they will never wear again.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I’m asking all of my BMs to wear grey dresses of their choice.  I may ask them to wear pink shoes but I’m not really sure.  I don’t care what shade of grey they pick or what the style is.  I will offer to help them shop but in the end I want them to be comfortable with the style and price of what they wear.  I think that somewhere down the road it will be the common thing for BMs to not match and brides who want matching maids will get the raised eyebrow.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This is  what we did (except tuxes instead of suits since 3 out of our 4 guys own one).  It looked great and they all were happy having a choice and getting to do what was right for their style and budget.  Nothing cheap or tacky about it at all. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that would look really pretty!  It’s definitely not, and I think everyone else would also appreciate the sentiment.

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