- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Originally, I wanted a mismatched look… I planned on choosing a designer, color, and length (short), and wanted my four girls to each choose a dress that suited them.
I brought two of them shopping to see if we could find a designer that would carry a bunch of similar dresses in nice colors, and both my girls wound up loving the SAME dress! I loved it too, the color is perfect for the flowers I like, and it looked gorgeous on both of them. So I brought my other two ladies in to try it on, and they liked it as well… I thought we accomplished the impossible – a dress that FOUR girls all really liked and looked great in! Plus, the dress has a corset back and ruching like my gown! 🙂
But, the dress they liked is $180 and only one boutique near us carries that designer’s Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, and that boutique seemed pushy and over-the-top and kind of irritating.. The boutique I got my gown from was wonderful, everyone was so kind, so sweet and helpful, and the ownder offered us $20 off PER dress if we ordered our Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses through her.
And, I am still stuck on the mismatched look! It’s soo pretty, and I think it would look great in our vintage-y, nature-y woodsy outdoor wedding.
So… should we just go with the Sophia Tolli Bridesmaid or Best Man dress my girls all already tried on and liked? OR, should I look into finding a boutique that carries some of these Bill Levkoff dresses for them to try on and see if we could swing the mismatched look?
NOTE: My boutique DOES carry Bill Levkoff and could order any of his dresses, AND she offered $20 per gown, so as long as they’re not over $200, going with the BL dresses could save them money! But, my girls already tried on and like the Sophia Tolli dress and were okay with the price. So I’m torn!
Here are all of my girls in the Sophia Tolli dress (sorry the pics were all diff angles/sizes… the girl second from the left is actually the second tallest!):
And we loved that color because it goes perfectly with my dream bouquets:
And here is my gown for comparison (in all her wrinkled fresh-out-of-the-box glory!):
But here are the compilations of Bill Levkoff dresses I’ve come up with:
Chiffon Strap dresses (color “Regency”):
Chiffon Strapless (color “Regency”):
European Satin dresses (in “Euro Gray” – I didn’t like the blue in the satin… but I’d probably buy my girls’ blue shoes to bring out the blue in the flowers!)