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Lynnie
WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Which came first? Wedding Dress or Bridesmaids Dresses?

Lynnie, on November 12, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Posted in Wedding Attire 125

Which dress decision came quickest to you? Were the bridesmaids dresses a quick and easy decision? Were you sold on sequins or fully decided on rocking different dress styles? Or did you wait to find your wedding dress first, then take your time finding dresses for your bridal party that complement...

Which dress decision came quickest to you? Were the bridesmaids dresses a quick and easy decision? Were you sold on sequins or fully decided on rocking different dress styles? Or did you wait to find your wedding dress first, then take your time finding dresses for your bridal party that complement your look?

Which dress decision came first for you? Your wedding dress, or your bridesmaids dresses?


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125 Comments

  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    Wedding dress. Still haven’t finalized the bridesmaid dresses yet.
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  • L. Thomson
    Expert October 2020
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    Wedsing dress! I knew what I wanted the minute we got engaged. I decided after that the bridesmaids can wear what they want as long as it's black.
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  • Erin
    VIP September 2023
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    Wedding dress, 2x over xD. I'm letting my bridesmaids pick their own dresses in a specific color.

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  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
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    I suppose the bridesmaids dresses, even though none of them have purchased yet and I have my dress. I’m telling them a length and color and letting them decide from there.
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  • Dierdra
    Super August 2021
    Dierdra ·
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    We looked at both while shopping for my dress and picked the bridesmaid style and color but ordered my wedding dress first.

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  • Lauren
    Dedicated February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    My wedding dress! After that we chose a color tap I picked dresses based on that.
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  • T
    Just Said Yes June 2020
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    My sister is making my dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses, and the groomsmen vests.
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  • Gabriella
    Dedicated November 2021
    Gabriella ·
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    Still in the limbo with this! I did pick my bridesmaid dress colors out though!
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  • K
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    K ·
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    Wedding dress. I didn't choose bridesmaids dresses. I just gave them a color.

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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    Wedding dress.

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  • Maria
    Dedicated June 2020
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    My wedding dress but we found the bridesmaids dresses a week after!

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  • Nyikee
    Expert February 2020
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    Oh easy! my wedding dress was the first thing I did for my wedding. I honestly didn't intend to look for dresses that day, but one of my bridesmaids and I were out with our SO's and we were waiting for the guys to come get us, and we went in to David's Bridal and looked around and she convinced me to try on dresses! It was a really fun day, but if I could do it differently, I definitely would have.

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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    Wedding dress

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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated January 2020
    Alyssa ·
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    Wedding! Bridesmaid dress color was picked later.

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  • Tara
    VIP November 2016
    Tara ·
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    My bridesmaids dresses came first! That was much easier than picking a wedding dress. I knew what color I wanted and the general style, it wasn't too hard to narrow it down based on the tastes of my bridesmaids. They had 2 different style dress, same color, and material but the top part was slightly different (one shoulder or sleeveless) to accommodate their different body shapes. I do love the idea of a completely different dress for each bridesmaid and sequins though!!!

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  • Breanna
    Devoted September 2020
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    Wedding dress and then that same day a couple of my bridesmaids tried on some dresses so we could get a general idea. I'm not too concerned about the dresses as long as my bridesmaids are comfortable.
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  • MrsHamm
    Dedicated September 2019
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    Wedding dress of course! Then I picked my top 5 bridesmaid dresses that I liked on azazie, and the girls messaged me their top 3 in order, individually. Then I picked the dress that the majority of them picked as their 1st choice. Lucky for me, everyone but 1 picked the same dress, and the 1 that didn't - it was her 2nd favorite

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    Wedding dress!!

    that one was luckily (and surprisingly) an easy decision.

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  • Maggie
    Super April 2020
    Maggie ·
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    My dress first! I ended up getting it a full 1- months before the wedding, we are 5 months out and some girls still need to get their dresses (I’m much more lax about this one)
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  • Melissa
    Dedicated July 2021
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    I selected my dress first the. The bridesmaids dresses. Each lady is wearing a different style of dress that compliments their body type.
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