(Closed) Which approach to take for mismatched blue BM dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which approach to take for mismatched bridesmaid dresses?
    One shade of blue for all BM's : (22 votes)
    56 %
    Suggest a few different shades of blue, have BM's coordinate amongst themselves : (17 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think I would have them wear one shade of blue and just let their dresses be different. 

    Post # 4
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am  telling my BMs the colour, and they can pick the dress themselves.

    Post # 5
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would tell them the shade of blue that you want, and let them choose the dress.  I think you will still get some variety, as even shades of navy blue can be different.

    Post # 6
    709 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    So you have 6 bridesmaids? You already have four color: royal, cobalt, indigo, navy. Pick two more, sit down with them and have them each pick one color. Or have them pull colors out of a hat to keep it simple. Lol. I think this could look really beautiful.

    Post # 8
    2157 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think that the same colour of blue will look a lot more cohesive.  Different shades of blue might look like everyone wasn’t on the same page.

    Post # 9
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @GreenGables:  I’m having an elegant wedding inspired by the ocean (chapel ceremony, reception on a yacht) and I’m actually GOING for different shades of blues to make it look more like the shades of the sea when hit by the sun… either that or champagne dresses inspired by the sand! haha
    I think it can work if the dresses work well together… you don’t want to make them all look like they’re guests standing in a photo. I was thinking about adding a champagne sash to the dresses to set them matching a just a bit!

    Post # 10
    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it would be difficult for the BMs to coordinate amongst themselves to make sure that the colors all went together.  I have my BMs in designated colored shoes, two BMs in each color, and even THAT has been difficult when they only have to check with one other person.  More often then not they contact me instead.

    Post # 11
    97 posts
    Worker bee

    i would choose a brand/fabric and then assign them a shade, like navy or royal or whatever. That way they can pick the style that suits them best and there will be a range of shades but it will still be cohesive.

    for example, everyone buy a knee-length dessy dress in the lux chiffon fabric– bm’s a,b, and c buy navy, bm’s d,e,f  buy royal.

    i think its helpful to give some direction.

    Post # 12
    4675 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would give your girls a swatch of the color you are thinking (one person’s navy may not be someone elses navy! 

    Post # 13
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree with what has been said. I think you should somehow assign colors so everyone is on board for sure, and then make sure to send them a reminder with an example of the shade you would like them to get.

    Post # 14
    11420 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I definitely agree with the prior posters who noted that not all navy (or any other color) blues are created equal.  I absolutely would select a specific manufacturer and specific fabric so that you will be guaranteed to not have any blues that clash with each other.  I would either assign two bridesmaids to wear each of three, specific, different, colors of blue within that specific line and fabric type OR I would select one specific color of blue from one specific manufacturer and fabric for all of the bridesmaids. 

    Post # 15
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I say tell them navy and then if they have slightly different shades it won’t be noticed and will look like you planned the mismatched look anyway.

    If you make sure they all have slightly different fabrics then they most certainly won’t be the same shade.

    Post # 16
    1747 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Speaking from personal experience (doing different shades of pink because different pastels in the same color scheme was too difficult to coordinate), I would expressly say which color you want each Bridesmaid or Best Man in. 

    I think it’s up to you which variation you like better. I personally like the look of different shades. But make sure you explicitly say which kind of fabric, too. You may even want to send some options for each girl.

    Things can quickly snowball when you do something like this lol, so be prepared to field lots of questions. It can get tricky.

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