First off, doesn’t everyone here look great? The dresses fit all the girls just right; they go together without being matchy-matchy; they each have a bouquet in a single color different from the other bridesmaids; and the guys are wearing a green tie of their choice. Also, they’re in mid-laugh.
It’s kind of perfect.
But this Top Pic brings up something I’ve been wondering about: What sort of guidelines, if any, do brides give bridesmaids when they’re allowed to choose their dresses?
As a wedding blogger, I regularly see photos of mismatched bridesmaid dresses that look adorable together, but is this normal, or do I see the ones that work because that’s what gets posted on wedding blogs? Are there instances when everybody does their own thing and they look ridiculous together?
I assume the bride often provides parameters, such as in the instance above when solid green dresses were likely requested, but the cut and exact green were left up to the bridesmaids.
But couldn’t this go awry? For example, what if those instructions were given and three bridesmaids showed up in lime green, one in forest green and another decided that blue-green is close enough? I don’t think that would make for fantastic photos.
Maybe some brides request that bridesmaids send images of the dresses to make sure all the dresses will look good together. Or does that seem too heavy-handed?
If you’re tackling this issue and or have details about someone else who has, I’d love to hear your tips/warnings/stories in the comments!
For other approaches to bridesmaid dresses, check out our video on “How to Choose a Bridesmaid Dress.”
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