(Closed) Picking dresses for 2 very different bridesmaids?!

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

If it’s a laid back wedding, have you thought of just picking a color at David’s Bridal or something and letting them pick their own dresses? That way the color ties them together but they each get something that suits them.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Don’t have them buy the same dress. If you do not have a set colour, I would play with shades of a particular colour you all agree on. Either that, or play with a certain tonality. I didn’t have a bridal party, but my sister was Maid/Matron of Honor and she wore a beautiful jewel toned plum dress. My mother wore a gorgeous navy dress (dark, but glam). Thus they “went together” but it wasn’t matchy-matchy. 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I agree.  If there’s no color palette, go “matching but different” and have them stick to a similar material/look.  If your feminine friend likes blush, have her wear blush.  If your less fussy friend would like a gray-blue, that will still look awesome with blush but isn’t as “girly”.  

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

I’d just choose a color/palette and have them select their own dresses within those parameters. I told mine to go with blush/champagne, above the knee and left the rest to them – worked out beautifully!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I suggest you look at non-bridesmaids dresses; there are far more interesting options that could work for your BMs’ specific styles. Asos is a great place to look; you could present to your BMs several options from which they could choose.  Just as an example:

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

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chloejane :  So glad! Asos is great since they have so many styles “under one roof”!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I agree with the PPs.. Mismatched would be the way to go and if there are only two of them, it should be easier to coordinate and ensure they vibe together! Could be, they already have dresses in their own closets that coordinate? Worth a check, sure theyd be happy to save the $$$!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Grown women do not need to have their dresses picked out for them. It would be interesting to find out how we got to this point, from the days when women simply wore their best dress to a friend’s wedding.

Pick a color and length and tell them to choose a dress they feel great wearing.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I told my girls “taupe or grey, long” and they found what worked for them. They all looked beautiful and coordinated. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

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chloejane :  

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laroquesi :  for inspiration, always. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

I vote pick a colour and get them to pick their own dress. I am only having my sister as Bridesmaid or Best Man so a bit easier but I have told her she can have a whatever navy dress she wants, I just want her to feel beautiful and comfortable!

Post # 15
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Newbee

I would try to find another dress in a similar style, hopefully, they have one that is either the same color or very close to the same color.

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