Post # 1
Okay, so my my wedding is in April & since we waited until now to get Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses they have to be rushed. Well, my Maid/Matron of Honor & I found the dress that we love & w/ tax & rush it costs like $211.00. I have been trying to set up a time where Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 BM’s and myself could all go together, however the 2 BM’s never could go so they said if we needed to go ahead and pick one out, to let them know & they would go and get fitted on their own. Well after we bought Maid/Matron of Honor dress, 2 BM’s are saying that is too much money. (it would have only been $160 if it didn’t have to be rushed) So I found one similar at Davids Bridal for $99 and one is saying that is too expensive! I really want these 2 girls to be my BMs, so I was going to look at Macys & Belk to see if they had any short dresses. Here is my problem..
this is my Maid/Matron of Honor dress (it will be Navy)
& the short dresses I have found (this particular one is at target) look similar to this:
would that look bad? I don’t know what else to do.. Do any of you have suggestions for cheap (under 100) BM’s dresses?
Post # 3
I don’t think it would look bad to have a couple of different dresses. I’m a little surprised, though, that the DB dress for $100 was too much money. That puts you in a tough situation. If it has to be less than $100, I’d definitely look into department stores! There have been tons of girls who have found really cute things at department stores.
And I love that dress from Target!
Post # 4
I think it will look fine. Personally I like the look of mismatchy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. And in this instance, the dress will slightly set your Maid/Matron of Honor apart.
The only point of concern I can think of is that the navy might look very different between the two dresses. You could get a swatch from the bridal shop and compare with the retail dress to check.
Post # 5
I think mismatching with the same length looks fine. But I think mixing the long and short dresses looks weird.
Post # 6
I think it will look just fine. But I agree about the colors not being exact. But if you found another color you like, you can just have your maid of honor, and bridesmaids wear different colors. As long as they look good together of course. But I think $99 for a dress is not that bad. I paid $250 for mine. But I was having the same problem with not being able to get all my girls together, so it ended up going that my Maid/Matron of Honor, I have 2, and my Bridesmaid or Best Man are just going to wear different colors. We matched them together and it still looks great. And they are wearing different dresses as well. And it looked great!
Post # 7
I’m considering having my Maid/Matron of Honor in a long dress and the BM’s in a shorter version. I think it looks classy and it gives the Maid/Matron of Honor a little more visibility.
Love those dresses, and I think $100 is more than reasonable. If your ladies could make it to a shop to try on dresses, they might realize that $100 is on the less expensive end of Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses! 😉
Post # 8
I agree with @abbie017: , I like the mismatched dresses but of the same length. I think long dresses dictate one formality where as short ones dictate a totally different one. Maybe let the girls find different dresses in different shades of blue? I really like that target one though!
Post # 9
I love the idea of different dresses.
It gives the bridesmaid the lattitude to get a dress that suits her body type.
Several of our friends have had weddings where the bridesmaid wore a black cocktail dress of their choice and black shoes of their choice.
It was simple and elegant and less of a burden on everyone and the Bridesmaid or Best Man doesn’t get stuck with a dress they will never ever wear again.
Post # 10
I also think the idea of different dresses is great. 🙂 I don’t think it will look bad at all. I plan to have my bridesmaids wear whatever dress they pick out, just within my shade range. I’m sure your bridesmaids will look great with the dresses! Here are some pictures of bridesmaids in different dresses:
Hope this helps!
Post # 11
Go to David’s Bridal.com and look under the outlet section. All of my BMs got their dresses there. Two of them got dresses for $49, my sister’s was $79.
All of my BMs have different dresses. I don’t see anything wrong with the ones you picked. Trust me, mine’s dresses are WAAAYY more different than that.
Post # 12
Thanks for all the comments. It is hard to find dresses everyone likes when you have such a tight budget but I think we’ll be able to make it work. I love the dresses in the outlet section on the davids bridal website. we will probably end up ordering from there. I just get nervous ordering clothes online since you can’t try them on. It wouldn’t be such an issue if we had more than like 2 & 1/2 months.. I really like all the pics of the mis-matched Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I am definitely liking that idea more after seeing those pics! : )
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I like the look of mismatched dresses and I think if it’s done the right way it can look pretty even with dresses of different lengths (:
Here are some pictures from GreenWeddingShoes of Amy Smart’s wedding: