(Closed) Short or Long bridesmaid dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think short is lovely. Especially in the wonderful warm weather! But for the catholic church, maybe tea length or at least hitting at the knee is most appropriate.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It all depends on what you want to have.  My colors are also Navy Blue for the BM’s dresses but I am going with long for one it flows better with my dress and two because the BM’s wanted long dresses. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

I’m biased because I did short navy dresses in a church with a reception venue on the water. I thought my girls looked great, but I think either could work. Have your girls tried on both styles?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think short is generally better unless you are having a super formal wedding. For one, your girls are more likely to wear it again. Second, you get to show off cute shoes! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like short dresses personally because I think there is a much better chance the girls will wear them again but I think formality will dictate which is best. For a December wedding long dresses would be lovely too!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree that people are much more likely to be able to wear short dresses again, because there aren’t very many occasions to wear a long dress. I really like that first dress on the right in the top picture, I think it would be really cute in navy!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have seen both short and long for afternoon/evening weddings, church/outdoor ceremony, so I really think it’s just a personal choice! It might also depend on how formal your wedding will be.

We’re going with long dresses because our wedding is more on the formal side. Plus, one of my BMs is very self-conscious and had hinted that she would be more comfortable in a long dress. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think ask your BMs ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my Bridesmaid or Best Man said she really doesn’t want a long dress as she’s afraid she won’t be as helpful on the day if she’s trying not to trip half the time. (her words)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you really don’t care, ask your BM’s. I’m betting they will prefer short.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also think it depends on the age, it seems that the older the Bridesmaid or Best Man they would rather have a long dress. The dresses I chose the girls if so chose to afterwards could make the dress shorter. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i say go long! your wedding is in december and its a catholic mass (which tend to be a bit more formal) ๐Ÿ™‚ but im bias because i did long in the winter months in a catholic church ๐Ÿ™‚

but maybe you could do Maid/Matron of Honor in long and the BMs in short – im really diggin the picture you posted

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i dislike long bridesmaid dresses.  more expensive, doesn’t look as fun and pretty, and less chance of being reworn (IMHO).

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