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Do you pick bridemaids dresses before or after the bride picks her dress?

CruzWin, on August 20, 2018 at 10:19 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 17
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I don't know when to start looking for bridesmaid dresses, before or after picking out mine?

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Latest activity by Lunajay, on August 21, 2018 at 10:02 AM
  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    All my daughters (3) picked their dress before the BM’s.

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  • Laura
    VIP November 2019
    Laura ·
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    I picked my dress about 20 minutes before MOH chose hers.
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  • Joanna
    Dedicated November 2018
    Joanna ·
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    I got my dress before looking for bridesmaids dresses Smiley smile Honestly it will vary from person to person depending on how you can coordinate everyone's schedules, but the order doesn't really matter! Some of my bridemaids wanted to wait a while to buy their dresses because they were planning on losing weight before the wedding.
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    Dedicated July 2019
    Marisa ·
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    I picked the bridesmaid dresses after mine. Wanted them to have something that resembled my dress. The necklines and back of dresses kind of match.

    Do you pick bridemaids dresses before or after the bride picks her dress? 1

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  • kymarmck
    Super March 2020
    kymarmck ·
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    I think it will end up working out that I’ll pick my dress out before the BMs pick theirs.

    i wouldn’t care either way though. I’m not basing their dresses off of my wedding dress style, they just have to find a knee length burgundy dress and that’s it!

    If youre basing their dresses off of your dress style then I’d wait until you pick yours. But if you’re just going to say “this color, this length, this general style, etc.” then I say it doesn’t matter! 🙂
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  • M
    Dedicated July 2019
    Marisa ·
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    PS- the boutique told me it’s personal preference and very mixed depe ding on the bride
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    Master July 2018
    Cuoghi ·
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    Doesnt really matter.
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  • Tpatb
    Master August 2019
    Tpatb ·
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    I picked my dress first before looking at their dresses.
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  • L
    Just Said Yes May 2019
    Lindsey ·
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    I picked them all at the same time. Lulus.com. My dress, MOH and bridesmaids for under $350 and they're stunning! The bridesmaids dress has an ingeniously designed top that can tie about 20 different ways, accommodating everyone's personality while still matching the rest of the wedding party. I was able to find a dress that will make my 16 year old niece show off her adorable self while also allowing my more conservative 46 year old sister to feel and look amazing as well. Not an easy feat! I highly recommend this site!! Oh and FREE SHIPPING AND FREE RETURNS!!
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  • N
    Devoted October 2018
    Nicole ·
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    I actually had the bridesmaids dress fittings right before the bride's dress fitting. I didn't care if the dress matched or coordinated well together.

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  • E
    Dedicated August 2018
    Elizabeth ·
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    I had my bridesmaids choose which dress style and then I chose the colors xD my dress was sent to me from my sister who found it at a thrift shop lol. It fit perfectly! Just a little long. I dont think it really matters which order you choose them though
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    Dedicated November 2019
    Charlotte ·
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    I picked my bridesmaids dress first. I wanted to give them ample time to save up for it and enough time to pay it out. They have a year to pay for their dress ($171).
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  • xRApril
    Expert May 2018
    xRApril ·
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    My bridesmaids picked first, because there was only one day everyone could get together
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  • Kristina
    Dedicated July 2019
    Kristina ·
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    I had my bridesmaids first get theirs first. I wasn’t ready to be picking out a dress...... until one of my girls asked if they could fit me in for an appointment on the same day... and that’s when I found my dress! LOL but it’s on personal preference!
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  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
    Ginsteeca ·
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    I haven't bought my dress yet, but we've already selected the bridesmaid dresses. We just haven't placed the order yet, but will be soon. I keep getting drawn to the same style of wedding dress so I'm not worried they won't coordinate well together.

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    Dedicated September 2018
    Hannah ·
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    I picked my dress then looked at bridesmaids dress, j wanted them to complement my dress so of course I had to have made my dress decision first
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  • Lunajay
    Super December 2022
    Lunajay ·
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    The brides dress takes about 6-8 months to make im not sure on bm's dresses but it shouldnt take that long but I'd get my dress first.
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