Post # 1
I’m planning a very quirky, laid back backyard wedding and have my two closest, dearest friends as my bridesmaids. They have completely different styles AND body types – one is tall and curvy and loves to dress very feminine, the other is as petite as can be and prefers more understated, fuss-free looks. I have NO idea how to even begin picking out dresses for/with them. Our wedding doesn’t have a set color palette and I’d like for them to be not-too-formal. How can I make two completely different girls look like they go together AND are my bridesmaids AND have them feel fabulous?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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 # 7
OMG that’s where I’ve been looking for inspiration! You read my mind 🙂
Post # 8
So glad! Asos is great since they have so many styles “under one roof”!
Post # 9
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
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
I told my girls “taupe or grey, long” and they found what worked for them. They all looked beautiful and coordinated.
Post # 14
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
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.