Post # 1
Okay, I’m having a dilema.
I have a total of 9 bridesmaids…yes 9! (My fiance REALLY wanted to have all nine of his closest friends…I couldn’ win this one).
Anywho all 9 are very close dear friends of mine, however they all have different personalities, taste, styles, etc…
Should I have them wear the same jewelery and shoes? OR should I give them the liberty to pick and choose what they want to wear? I would hate for them to be uncomfortable with the accessories….but I wouldn’t want them to wear anything to outrageous…
What should I do?
Post # 3
if they have the same dress, i saw give them the option of picking their own accessories so they can be somewhat more comfortable
Post # 4
I don’t know, but I suggest adding a poll to this question. Myself- I am kinda doing the opposite, the same shoes, hair clips and jewelry but slightly different styles of dresses.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
I would let them pick. If you feel uncomfortable with what they might possibly choose, then give them guidelines (i.e black shoes, gold jewelry).
I let my girls pick (down to the dresses and color!), and it turned out awesome! Some chose to wear super chunky, stand-out jewelry, some chose the more simple route, but it all worked together. Plus, my girls were truly happy with what they were wearing, and it shows in the photos.
Post # 6
I’d say let them pick and if you’re worried about what they’ll choose, just ask them to run it by you first! That’s what I’m doing 🙂
Post # 7
I would say let them pick their dress, but you pick the accessories.
Post # 8
I think Mrs. Powder Puff hit the nail on the head! I would let them pick, but give them some guidelines to work within.
My girls will be picking their dress (I’m just picking the color) and their accompanying accessories. That way hopefully they’re spending money on things that are their style and that they’ll wear again.
Post # 9
I would give some guidelines and let them pick. They’ll be happy with what they choose and will have something that lets their personality show through.
Post # 10
my girls all wore different dresses and shoes but all in the same color. I bought they simple jewerly that they could wear again. they all have different personalities and styles but they loved them and still wear the jewerly to this day. I would say if you wanted to buy matching accessories go classic.
Post # 11
I agree with powederpuff…Let them pick but give them guidelines. Different shoes, dresses and accessories is the "IN" thing and it all looks so gorgeous!
Post # 12
I agree with powderpuff as well, give them some guidelines but let them pick…I’m letting them pick their own dress (color and length choosen by me) and shoes and giving them their accessories as a gift (made earrings bracelets and buying necklaces to fit each personality). I think the best option is for your maids to be comfortable, picking their own within a guideline means you both win!!!
Post # 13
I agree with some of the above posts. I picked out the dress and I’m letting them pick out their own shoes and accessories. I wouldn’t want them all to be clones of one another! That way they can look similar but add their own personality to the mix!
Post # 14
I am totally letting my bridesmaids wear their own choice of shoe (what picture would it be in, anyway??) and I’m gifting them accessories so they don’t have to buy somehting special for the wedding. I may do different accessories for each one, I"m not into the ‘matchy matchy’ thing.
Post # 15
I picked my girls’ dress, but that’s it. They’re wearing their own shoes and accessories.
Post # 16
I’m totally with Mrs. PP. I let my gals choose everything–even their dresses (they chose any black JCrew dress). I felt like I had enough to worry about in terms of making decisions and it didn’t really matter to me what jewlery or shoes they wore. I did give my gals earrings, but they were all different pairs (all black pearls in different designs). Personally, I liked that my girls were able to represent their personal style in their outfits, but they’re also all pretty understated/classy. I don’t know how I would have reacted if someone showed up with a feather boa and crazy boots or something! 😉