- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I could really use your help on this one! Not only do I love the mismatched bridesmaids look, but it would fit in perfectly with the “fashion” part of our wedding theme, which is Film & Fashion.
After looking at tons of swatches and photos online, I finally found the right color magenta/fucshia/purple dresses under $200. The color is Cassis, White by Vera Wang Bridesmaids at Davids Bridal.
Problem is, I have 5 bridesmaids, and there only 4 floor length styles and 2 short styles in chiffon in this color (I am trying to avoid other fabrics such as satin because I hear they will photograph differently). To complicate the matter, the 2 short ones happen to be on sale for about 1/3 the price of the long ones!
Ideally, I would love for everyone to rock a different look, but with so few options, I’m don’t see any way to ensure they all pick a different one other than assigning styles or drawing straws to choose one. Adding the two short dresses as an option might help, but then there is the awkward situation of difference in price. We could work out a way to equalize and distribute the price amongst everyone, but that could get messy.
I’ve thought of having everyone wear a different long dress, and the Maid/Matron of Honor wear a special sash to be different even though she’d have the same dress as someone else. I’d be fine with 3 different long dresses and 2 different short, but again, how to ensure that everyone’s dress is different, and how to deal with the price difference? 2 pairs of the same and 1 different Maid/Matron of Honor dress is also fine. I just don’t want all short, or 4 of 1 style with one oddball. If it’s too complicated, the last resort is that I would just pick one long style for everyone to wear, but I’m really hoping for the mismatched look.
My girls are scattered all over the country, so no way to go shopping all together and having a conference call without seeing the dresses would just be confusing. I did discuss this with two of the bridesmaids, who both said that if there were going to be different styles, they would appreciate picking their own to suit their body type. I’ve thought of asking each girl for their top two picks, and hope that things will fall into one of the patterns above, but am afraid of someone being disappointed. I do know if I chose just one style, that all of them would wear it without complaint.
Sigh, any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated. I’m totally NOT the micromanaging type and don’t want to get into bridezilla zone, I just love the idea of different styles to go with our fashion theme, and wish there were more styles available in this specific color, which seems tough to find in other dress lines.
Thanks for reading all this, and for any words of wisdom!