Bridesmaids Daze

Look, I picked out the bridesmaids’ dresses! Ha, just kidding ladies!

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Image via Thecinemasource.com

Lately I’ve been getting a bit ahead of myself. There’s tons of stuff I need to take care of such as registering, lighting, flowers, and, um, MY dress—but this week I’ve been stuck on bridesmaids’ dresses. And when I say stuck, just know that I mean obsessing.

To be honest, I was fine with the idea of my BMs picking their own dresses. In fact, I liked the idea that it would take some of the stress away from me. As long as they were the same color and fabric, I didn’t mind if the girls wore different styles to complement their figures.

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Image via Morilee

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Image via J.Crew

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Image via Mrs. Jellyfish / Photo by Cliff Brunk Photography

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Image via Todd Pellowe

This next photo was taken at our venue!

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Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Drew B Photography

What do you think about the mismatched look?

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Mrs. Warbler

Location:
Long Beach/Malibu
Wedding Date:
April 2012

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    Kim, Guest @ 10:41 am

    LOVE the mismatch idea! I’m thinking about doing the same thing, but haven’t found an easy way to do it. Looking for more inspiration!

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    blurmeblue 380 posts, Helper bee @ 10:46 am

    I’m planning to let my girls pick out their own dresses. I’m thinking same as you–if they are the same fabric, then it will tie their looks together without being too matchy-matchy. Also, I plan to get them matching hairpieces, so at least something will be the same!

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    Naturally Yours+Events, Guest @ 11:20 am

    I love the mismatch look, much like in Todd Pellowe’s picture in your post. Have them pick a dress with a color pallet in mind and that way they are more likely to love it, look great in it, and wear it again.

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    Naturally Yours Events, Guest @ 11:20 am

    I love the mismatch look, much like in Todd Pellowe’s picture in your post. Have them pick a dress with a color pallet in mind and that way they are more likely to love it, look great in it, and wear it again.

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    Naturally Yours Events, Guest @ 11:21 am

    I love the mismatch look, much like in Todd Pellowe’s picture in your post. Have them pick a dress with a color pallet in mind and that way they are more likely to love it, look great in it, and wear it again.

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    natbug21 1590 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:27 am

    LOVE the mismatched look :) This is what I am doing too! I am picking 5 dresses from Modcloth.com and then letting them choose the one they like best :)

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    beachykeenbride, Guest @ 11:59 am

    I love the mismatched look, however my girls were so not buyin’ it, they NEEDED more guidance. Then I planned on picking three dresses — same color, length, and fabric … well, then I fell in love with one. So, if that one works on everyone, I may go from my original, “buy a short, pink dress” to “buy style # in _______ color”.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:20 pm

    **NOTE TO BRIDES** that first Mori Lee dress is discontinued! That’s the dress I chose for my bridesmaids (to match each other), and then we couldn’t get them all ordered before they were sold out. So we ended up going mismatched anyway.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:45 pm

    I love the mismatched look and all the inspiration pictures you posted are lovely!

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    shabrideski 6 posts, Newbee @ 1:34 pm

    I had my girls all come with me to a bridal shop and pick their dresses. They’re all the same, but they all chose it. So it was less stress on me and they’re all happy with the choice! (Just another option!)

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    xtatic1 783 posts, Busy bee @ 1:53 pm

    I really like mismatched dresses as long as they are in the same color palette. The Todd Pellowe shot just looks like you and a bunch of your wedding guests to me. Although I did have a friend who did a beach wedding and had all her girls pick a bright beachy color for their dresses, aqua, yellow, coral, fuchsia…it looked great!

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    ladyfingers 1257 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:56 pm

    I personally love the mismatched look :)

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:13 pm

    I’ll try to do the same thing, same color and fabric, but feel free to create your own style. It makes it more personal, besides having ALL my BMs living in different parts of the country might make the process a bit more complicated.

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    marmalade 296 posts, Helper bee @ 3:08 pm

    I love the mismatched look, but I’m partial. ;)

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    pookiepie 317 posts, Helper bee @ 3:15 pm

    I like the idea of incoporating mismatched dresses! it will be easier for the bridesmaids to choose the dress styles they want.

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    karengoblue 165 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:47 pm

    I love the mismatched look…yet my three ladies ended up going with the same dress! My sister later told me that she really didn’t like the idea of picking out her own dress, which I didn’t expect to hear! :)

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 5:21 pm

    I love mismatched with a common element (some or all of color/fabric/length)!

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    Ms. Wolf 127 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:45 pm

    Oh no the Mori Lee dress is discontinued!?! It must just be too adorable for the world to handle. I’m going to have to go Ebay hunting now. And I love the mismatched look.

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    stephbonthego 710 posts, Busy bee @ 12:20 pm

    All my maids are wearing the same dress but in different colors of their choosing within our palette – we are so excited!

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    kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 11:26 pm

    I love love love the micmatched look! If it wasn’t for the ridiculously large size of our wedding party, I would be all over it. But 10+ different dresses squeezed into that tight space would be just a bit too much we ultimately decided. I can’t wait to see what your girls end up wearing!

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