(Closed) What would you prefer as a bridesmaid?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think?

    Have a length, color, AND fabric designated.

    Have only length and color designated, choose your own fabric.

    Different fabrics in the same color will look bad in photos/not match well.

    The same color in different fabrics will look great in person/photos.

  • Post # 3
    10283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Even if its the same color and same designer, having different fabrics can still look different. Some fabrics are shinier than others and that will show up in pictures. 

    If I was one of your bridesmaids being given a color, length and fabric would be fine with me. I plan to choose a number of dresses (all of which will be the same color, fabric and length) for my girls to pick from. None of them have voiced any concerns with this and if they did have a problem with it, they would certainly tell me. 

    Post # 5
    2828 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    Not my ladies (actually from a whole board of mismatched colours) but as far as I can tell these dresses are the same cut & material, but in different colours–though not satin. 


    Post # 6
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Different fabrics can make the colors look different, especially in photos since some fabrics reflect more light than others.

    I would designate fabric and color and leave the rest to them. 🙂

    Post # 7
    2468 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i went the same fabric/designer/length root and it worked super well; all my dress options were also similar (had a fabric flower and empire waist). the consultant at the salon suggested that fewer options was actually helpful to the girls; they chose from 3 necklines. but, i also really like the way less matchy options look.

    Post # 8
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am having my girls wear the same color, same fabric, and same length; everything else is up to them.  Here are the dresses they chose.  They all are wearing silver heals of their choice and jewelery of their choice.

    Post # 9
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I think it depends. Different fabrics can make the color look different, but I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.

    Post # 10
    826 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have 8, and they are all wearing the same “color” from the same store but different dresses in different fabrics and I think they’re all beautiful!!  We got them from J Crew.  I love the look of different dresses!  Also maybe different fabrics is a good idea because sometimes fabric like satin doesn’t look good on people above a size 2 hah….at least in my opinion.

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