(Closed) White Sundresses for BMs? Help

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: White sundresses with orange assessories? yay or nay?
    yay - sounds great (plz say why) : (24 votes)
    69 %
    nay - not so good (plz say why) : (10 votes)
    29 %
    erm... well... not sure (plz say why) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t think that sundresses are to informal (I’ve worn them in weddings before) but I don’t think you should have the Bridesmaid or Best Man in white if you are wearing white.  You will not stand out very well in pictures and I don’t think it will be a good overall look.

    What about another summer-y color like a soft pink, pale blue, yellow, light oranges/peach?  Also – you can find plenty of dresses that are true “bridesmaids” dresses for $100-$150 so don’t think you are limited to just sundresses or anything due to price.  I got my girls dresses from Dessy and they were $130.

    Post # 5
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think it would look great!  I’m totally biased though.  I wanted to do this but was outvoted by J and my bridesmaids! 

    Post # 6
    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s a very cute idea — and very thoughtful of you to take their finances into consideration.

    If you are worried about blending in with them, have you considered making orange sashes for their dresses?



    Post # 7
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I totally LOVE the first photo that you posted!!  I would choose your gown first!!!  Then I think that if your wedding dress is formal enough, that would look great.  Then if you choose a gown that is lace, then I think that maybe a short dress that is chiffon and flowing would be good for them to wear!  But if you choose a simpler fabric, like the one the first bride chose, they could definitely do something like that photo, and you could even share that one with them to let them know what you are thinking.  The idea of using bright orange flowers would be awesome.  Are you planning another color too? Another idea is to find gently used orange dresses from other bm’s from this year and use them for your bm next year. 

    I know DB has a guava color that is really pretty.  I know a Bridesmaid or Best Man that wore a pretty summer dress from DB that wore that color in a ruffled empire style short dress that was sooo gorgeous.  You could easily look for different style DB guava dresses that are for sale.  I found 5 (matching) Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses for my daughter’s wedding on Craigslist for only $200.00 total. So the dresses cost only $40.00 each, and then each Bridesmaid or Best Man had theirs altered to fit, since the sizes were roughly what each person would wear, and I found a matching color gown for the Maid/Matron of Honor at Goodwill for $12.99  You have a long time to look and many ways to save $$!!  🙂

    Post # 8
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I like the idea of your BM’s wearing white sundresses with orange accessories.  They could also wear a metallic shoe instead of white.  Since you’re not get married until next summer, they could probably find good bargains on after summer sales.  If your dress is long and you’re wearing a veill, there will not be a doubt as to who the bride is.

    Post # 9
    39 posts
    • Wedding: July 2010

    the picture with the colored bits to the dresses and sashes is pretty! 

    the biggest thing going for not doing it is worrying about them looking like the bride-but if you do knee length it shouldn’t be too bad

    Post # 10
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    White dresses would be so cute!  I like the idea of orange accessories, especially an orange sash or some cute orange shoes.  And of course their bouquets will be different.  As long as they have cute summer dresses, no one should confuse them with the bride.  

    Post # 12
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Also check places like Target, Macys, JcPenny, etc for dresses.  You may be surprisd what you find in orange. 

    Hera are some from Target but they are pretty casual:


    Post # 13
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    White sundresses sound nice 🙂 You’ll definitely stand out. make sure that the BMs choose dresses that don’t have sequins or beading, it will keep the look cohesive and you won’t end up with one Bridesmaid or Best Man in a sparkling, tea length gown.

    Post # 14
    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I love the idea! I know some people worry about not standing out, but I think with knee-length dresses with the orange accessories you should be fine. I think it’ll look awesome! 🙂

    Post # 15
    226 posts
    Helper bee

    I love the idea of sundresses that they can wear again. However, I dont think white dresses would work. Do you have a secondary color they could wear? We are thinking of doing mismatched blue dresses and orange flowers.

    Post # 16
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @MissShork: Oooooooh, I love the second pic with the ruffles and I’m doing orange flowers too but in September. I personally love the idea. I imagine your dress being a long soft flowy lacey type?

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