Post # 1
A friend was a bridesmaids recently and pictures have started to go up on Facebook she had said before the wedding the dress was really unflattering but she’s pretty self conscious so I thought it was probably a little in her head. it wasn’t! Satin type dresses that just clung to all the wrong places on all the bridesmaids the cuts were all wrong they also hung a couple of inches off the floor as if they were ordered too short and they all had flat shoes on and the combination just looked terrible on these poor girls. But I noticed all the bridesmaids were really pretty as well and the bride was pretty but not as pretty as the bridesmaids to be honest and I wondered if she picked such unflattering dresses on purpose.
Would anyone do this? talking to my hair dresser she said she’s done some weddings where the bridesmaids look like they’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards and the bride has done it on purpose, one bride had huge flowers stuck directly in the centre top of their heads just the one flower right in the middle hair dresser said they looked ridiculous but te bride said they couldn’t look better then her! Aren’t bridesmaids supposed to be friends?
Post # 2
No, I would want my girls to feel beautiful and comfortable in what they are wearing. I thought unflattering bridesmaids were a thing of the past.
Post # 3
Why? I mean that is just ridiculous. It’s your wedding, no one (except maybe one or two men with nothing better to do) are going to pay attention to anyone but the bride.
Frankly my cousin, who is 6 years younger has a pretty hot body. She works out about 3 hours a day and has maintiained her big boobs very well (you know, surgery & exercise for no drooping after two kids) but I don’t care. Everyone can look at her the day we I get married, except my FH, and I could not care less.
Post # 4
haha I don’t think dressing up pretty bridesmaids in bad clothes will make the bride look any prettier, just like she has terrible taste! Brides be crazy…
Post # 5
Nope! And I’d step down from any wedding where the bride tried it. I was considering blush or champagne bridesmaids dresses and my bridesmaids felt that those colors washed them out, so we are going for a deep, saturated pink instead. They were all willing to wear what I wanted but they are the people I love most, that’s why they are my bridesmaids, so why would I want them to ever feel anything less than beautiful and confidant.
Post # 6
My Maid/Matron of Honor is supermodel beautiful, no lie. She makes Beyonce look plain. I picked her a dress that had jaws dropping to the floor. My godmother (who isn’t a gusher) gushed about how stunning she was. Could. Not. Give. A. Shit. I was getting married, not competing in a beauty pageant. Plus, I’ve known her long enough to get used to the head turns. And I would not want to be a bitch to the friend who made my wedding cake, put together my bouquets and did my hair. . .that would just be a dick move.
Post # 7
I maybe joked about it, but ultimately I want them to be comfortable (and not be an eyesore in my pictures )
Post # 8
No way and both my BMs are better looking than me.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t, but I can understand how a bride who grew up with friends or sisters who were always the “pretty ones” and always felt like they were competing with them for attention would want to.
I have felt that way many times (I’m not engaged, but the girls I would choose are all very beautiful and four of them are about 1/2 my size) but I love those girls too much to try and make myself feel better at their expense.
I can definatly see why someone would be tempted to though.
Post # 10
OMW this is the funniest thread title ever!! I’m having fun imagining all kinds of awful get-ups on pretty girls, standing beside a Mrs. Twit-type bride with an evil smile! lol!
Post # 11
Never. Those women are my friends and they are going to be in my wedding pictures.
Post # 12
Lol no way… both my bridesmaids are taller thinner prettier girls than me but there’s no way i would make them wear something that would make them uncomfortable. imagine how aweful my photos would be
Post # 13
My BMs were all pretty and I let them pick out their own dresses and shoes, though I wish that I had made my SIL wear an ugly dress, not to look better than her but bc she still gave me a hard time even though I let her pick out her dress and shoes lol.
Post # 14
I feel like my friend did this to me. Another bridesmaid (who’s drop dead gorgeous) and I have long dark hair that we ALWAYS wear down. I feel like she knew my friend and I are self conscious with our hair up. For her wedding she asked that we wear our hair up because she was wearing her hair down and didn’t want it to look the same as us. We we’re not happy with this, but I was planning on obliging as to not stress her out/make her feel better. Turned out she never mentioned anything to the other 2 bridesmaids about how to wear their hair (both blondes with similar hair length to hers), because when I showed up at the venue to get ready everyone was rockin simiilar hair!
After the wedding, she posted wedding pictures to facebook, but there were absolutely no pictures containing any bridal party members. I thought it was very weird and hope it’s not because she is sad comparing herself to other girls. She’s a beautiful girl, but “Comparison is the theif of joy”..
Post # 15
- Wedding: December 2019 - Costa Rica
ummm… No… I’m not having any bridesmaids tho. Just my sis matron of honor.