(Closed) Should bridesmaids' dresses match in style?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

There are a bunch of different ways you can go with this. You can ask them to all choose from the same designer/manufacturer, so they have different styles & lengths but the fabric & color is an exact match. Or you can give them some basic guidelines to stay within, i.e. get the same length skirts …

Another option is for you to pick out a range of dresses (maybe 15-20 options) that you think are acceptable and coordinate well enough with one another, and then ask them to choose from among them. Or you can ask them to find whatever they like but consult with you before pulling the trigger. If you have final approval, then you can make sure that whatever they get will go well enough with what the other three are choosing.

Post # 4
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would say at least have them all the same length or fabric if you do nothing else. My girls WANT to wear the same dresses so I don’t have to worry about that.

Post # 5
1190 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I went through Aria for my bridesmaid dresses. They were able to pick whatever style they wanted but it had to be the same material, colour and knee length.

Post # 6
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine all chose different black dresses (and different brands/materials), but I gave them some guidelines and they were all knee length. It just matters what look you prefer. Blush pink may be harder to match if you’re hoping for an exact shade. If you don’t care if they match exactly, you could always send them shopping with a paint chip of the color you like–my friend did that so her BMs could match their dresses as closely as possible and it worked well!

Post # 7
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m in the same boat, I have 5 girls and they are all totally different shapes and sizes and personal taste. Since they’re paying for the dresses, I gave them some guidelines (knee-length, non-strapless) and gave them color swatches and told them to pick whatever made them feel beautiful.

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