- soon to be mrs. v
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
i thought i was being a cool laid-back bride when i gave my Maid/Matron of Honor and three BMs a couple of colors and a range of styles at one designer and said… go crazy. Only other rule was Maid/Matron of Honor wore floor-length and BMs wore shorter styles. Sounded easy enough.
Well, I got pushed around by one of the girls who HAD TO HAVE a style I didn’t choose that didn’t come in a color I originally picked. OK, fine, you love the dress and that’s what matters most to me, so go ahead… I ended up with two BMs in one shade and the other Bridesmaid or Best Man in another shade and suddenly my Maid/Matron of Honor can’t find anything in the entire David’s catalogue.
She can’t find anything she likes that is in a fitting color so she goes home (out of town) and calls me two days later with the “perfect dress”… which she’s already ordered and paid to have it rushed. Then she sends me a picture… it’s the same shade two of the BMs are wearing. So now I have a Maid/Matron of Honor in a long, formal dress, two BMs in tea-length dresses, all different styles and the same color. And one Bridesmaid or Best Man in another color. It looks a little ridiculous and definitely no what I envisioned.
I need a way to tie them all together. The styles don’t really lend themselves to just adding a sash. I don’t want them to spend a bunch more money, and since I know this is my fault for wanting to please them all I would like to be able to buy something that they can wear or pin on their dress – a fabric flower? – or keep as a gift that would double as a way for this palette to make sense. My biggest concern is making sure that my Maid/Matron of Honor is the one who stands out, not the one Bridesmaid or Best Man who is wearing a different shade.
Any suggestions? Did your girls dress up their outfits with something that tied them together? Thanks!!