(Closed) Themed Bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It depends on what the theme was and how expensive the theme dress was.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Depends on what the theme is, honestly.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Eh… it would really depend on what the theme was.  My gut instinct is that I would not like it.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@EffieTrinket: I am not exactly sure what you mean by the bridesmaids dresses being the theme. Can you give an example?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

A theme?  Seriously?  I may be not understanding this correctly but are you saying that you want all your bridesmaids to dress like pirates or something? 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

I’m a bit geeky, so I’d be fine with the dress (not, the star wars gettup, haha!). It also depends on the cost, though. If I had to pay upwards of $200, I probably would be a bit irritated on cost alone.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d be annoyed, but I would do it for a friend.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

It 100% would depend on the cost.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would probably do it, but it would possibly make me feel awkward at the reception.  Everyone else in their pretty reception dresses, and I’m lugging around this dress.  I would definitely make sure you 100% clear it with them before you go this route.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t like it at all.  No matter the cost.  I would feel very uncomfortable wearing something like what you posted.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Personally, I would LOVE to wear that and be much happier to wear it than a “traditional” bridesmaid dress. As you said, no one wears their bridesmaids’ dresses again, but I could get use out of the “theme” dress. If nothing else, you could use it for a Halloween costume, but, where I work, I could wear it for work-related events. Plus, I feel much more comfortable in period costumes than I do in strapless dresses. 🙂 I see you’re getting married in December, so sleeves would be a plus, too. I don’t care how well a room is heated, strapless in December=bad.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think if it’s fun and flattering, it would be cool.  But I’d start thinking about how much I pay for a Halloween costume vs. how much I’d spend on a nice dress I could potentially wear again.  If I had to pay $50 for that dress, I’d totally wear it.  $200, I’d be a little pissed.  And I think you should give them the option of changing into a standard dress for the reception.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As a bridesmaid, I would do whatever made the bride happy…..

But as a bride, do you REALLY want that?!  Are you sure that is something that you are going to be happy with looking back at your pictures 20, 30, 40 years from now?  I realize that trends change and bridesmaid styles that are popular now, may not be popular then, but something that looks like it may be from a Halloween party…. are you sure that you won’t look back and wish you had done something more wedding-ish? 

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