(Closed) Short and Long bridesmaid dresses?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee

No, I don’t think it’s odd at all. I think it’s very popular these days to have your BM’s wear different dresses. It’s your wedding…do what you want. Just give them a color that they have to follow and let them pick a dress they feel comfy wearing.

Post # 4
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No I don;t think that is wierd at all. I would do that even if there were only 2 or 3 girls. I’m only having 3 girls. 2 of them are tall and 1 is short like me. The tall girls want to make sure that the dress hits them at their knee. So I was going to have 2 long dress and 1 short dress. So no that would not look wierd at all.

Post # 5
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

nope!! thats what i’m doing! my Maid/Matron of Honor and 1 bridesmaid will be long, the other 3 with be knee-length, or right below the knee!!!

i think it’ll look great and they will wear a dress that they love and will wear again hopefully!!!

Post # 6
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

no, i don’t think it is odd. Personally i do like them all to have the same length, but i think it can be really pretty to have different lengths too!

Post # 7
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I don’t know that I have seen pictures of weddings with a mix of different lengths but the idea makes me crazy. But I am anal and like match-y stuff. I would probably just have them all wear a long dress.

Post # 8
46 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

I honestly don’t think it’s a big idea — seems just like another way of doing the whole trend where BMs don’t all necessarily wear the same dress, which I think often looks very nice. 

However, I was watching some bride show the other day (I think it’s called My Fair Wedding) the one where some bride is planning a totally cheesey or cheap-looking affair, and a professional wedding planner comes in and re-plans the whole thing in a short time, trying to maintain the bride’s vision but still class it up a bit.  Anyway, he went on and on about how you couldn’t have the girls wearing different length dresses, b/c long ones meant formal and shorter ones were more casual, and it just made the whole wedding look disorganized or something.  I thought he was being a bit melodramatic, but I thought I’d let you know what a professional wedding planner has said on the issue.

Post # 9
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mrstye: I love that show! wow there are some tacky brides out there! lol

On this issue I think it depends on how formal the wedding is…..if is a formal black tie wedding I think everyone should wear long, if is more casual or modern wedding then you can get away with anything. My personal opinion is that as long they are all the same color it is all good! =)

Post # 10
8 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Anna – I am having this same dilemma! At first I wanted all tea length but then the girls started trying on the long dresses as well. It is a spring wedding, somewhat casual, and we are taking photos on the beach so I just assumed tea length was the best.

I would LOVE to see photos of BM’s in differing length dresses. I am having a hard time finding any!

Post # 11
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Maybe one girl could wear a tea-length dress instead of a knee-length one and they would all blend together better.  I don’t really think the length matters though, I had 2 pregnant bridesmaids and my 6 girls all wore different dresses.

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