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Your Dress or Bridesmaid dresses first?

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#1 cheese_diva

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    Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:27 PM

    I've had a couple bridal salons tell me to find my dress before my bridesmaids, but I'm anxious to figure out the coloring for everything, invites, decor, etc.

    Did you find your dress first?
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    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:30 PM

      Definitly do your dress first. You can decide on the color if you want for your BM dresses but don't pick the style until you find your dress.

      #3 BayBug

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        Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:31 PM

        MY DRESS FIRST!!! Then the BM's follow. :) I was all about my dress and then I worried about the BM's dress. I think it was b/c I really didn't care what they wore.

        #4 DreaW

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          Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:50 PM

          dress first!!!! I'v had my dress for a year now lol:) ....still have to tailor it though, will do that when wedding get's closer....Hanging in FMIL's closet....now searching for BM's dress..

          #5 Jessalyn

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            Posted 09 March 2007 - 03:56 PM

            I agree...Pick your dress first. That way you can choose the BM style that compliments your dress. But, as Tammy said, you could always choose a color in advance and then choose the style later.
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            #6 KellyandMatt08

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              Posted 09 March 2007 - 04:42 PM

              I'm still narrowing down my dress. But I think I've found the BM dresses. :)

              #7 amyh


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                Posted 09 March 2007 - 04:57 PM

                Honestly, I don’t think it matters (unless you want your BM dress to someway mimic your dress). It think its more important to pick your date and venue before you pick you BM dress. (I can’t have a crushed velvet BM dress for my July wedding in PV but I would’ve loved it for a wedding in the winter on a Vineyard, sigh…)

                I have the style of my BM dresses picked (we’re planning on having them made) but I still don’t know what I want for my dress. (well I’ve seen styles but I don’t want to say “this is the dress” until I try some on.)

                #8 Christine

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                Posted 09 March 2007 - 04:59 PM

                wait to find your dress because when I picked a really formal dress my original bm dress idea would not have worked
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                #9 Rachelle E.

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                  Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:43 PM

                  I'm definitely in the "Bride's dress first" camp! Even if you don't want the BM dresses to look like yours - it's true that you want the styles to at least compliment each other. If they're TOO different then I think it can be distracting. And you definitely want the degree of formality to be the same.

                  Besides, isn't the wedding supposed to be centered around the bride anyway?! lol!

                  #10 arribidibi

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                    Posted 09 March 2007 - 08:10 PM

                    Definitely decide on your dress first. I found my dress and I decided on one with blue beading and the BM dresses I had thought about wouldn't have worked style or color.

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