10.12.2011

wedding wednesday - bridesmaid dresses.

as you know my little brother got engaged over the weekend, he called me yesterday with more happy news! 
he wants me and my older brother andy to be in the wedding. 
the bride will have her sister and brother in the wedding party too. fun right?!

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this saturday one of my best friends is getting married and i am ecstatic to be apart of the wedding party, i get to wear a pretty purple gown and greek dance the night away :) 

with all this bridesmaid buzz i thought it was about time that i reveal a few details about my wedding party and what they will be wearing next july...

after much debate i decided to go with different styles of jcrew bridesmaid dresses from the chiffon collection. i let my bridesmaids choose their favorite style and i picked two colors (i am trying to keep that part a surprise!) i love the idea of wedding parties and i think it's even more fun when the bridesmaids or groomsmen get to show off a little bit of their personality with their outfit. 


what do you think- do you like mismatched bridesmaid gowns? or do you miss the traditional matching look?!


xo, 
jillian

44 comments:

  1. How exciting!!! I am all for mismatched! Congrats on deciding on dresses...the bm dresses have been one of my toughest feats so far! xoxoxo brynn

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  2. I LOVE that idea...it gives everyone a chance to pick what they like...and in turn be more comfortable & happy...which in turn leads to everyone having a great time! Smart move! P.S. We are SO doing that bike tour in Barcelona...THANKS for the heads up...
    xoxo from Trinidad

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  3. I've ALWAYS said that when I get married my bridesmaids will have dresses in different styles (although probably the same color). What looks good on one person can look awful on another! Plus, like you said, I want them to show off their personalities. I LOVE your selections and the color scheme! And congrats to your brother!

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  4. I had such a hard time picking out bridesmaid dresses! My ladies are wearing Amsale chiffon gowns and they can make them strapless, with spaghetti straps, or halter depending on what they want! The J.Crew collection is beautiful!

    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  5. Picking out bridesmaid's dresses is so fun! I chose matching gowns for my 4 girls, but I really do love the look of mixed dresses! So exciting that you chose from the J.Crew collection -- I LOVE their looks!

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  6. I love mismatched bridesmaid dresses. I went the J Crew route too, with black silk tricotine (my maid of honor wore a deep wine red) and let the ladies pick their fave, everyone was in a different dress that they felt great in, and I love how it looked in photos.

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love the idea of letting everyone choose one that they like best-- Jcrew has the perfect wedding collection for that!

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  8. So lovely! Lots of exciting weddings in your future!

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  9. I love the mismatched bridesmaids dresses! I think it gives a wedding personality and lets the bridesmaids get a dress that they might actually wear again.

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  10. OH MY! I love the colorful bridesmaids! why didnt i think of this? hehe

    Happy Wednesday,
    Simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh I love the JCrew chiffon pretties...just gorgeous and I really like the idea of everyone getting to pick their favourite.

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  12. aw that's so exciting!! I love the mismatched dresses. My bridesmaids all matched but that was because I had some drama mamas who were kind of jerks. I first gave them the option but they were all kind of mean to each other and weren't coordinating well so finally I just picked a very simple dress and everyone was happy :)

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  13. I love this idea - I think it's great when not every bridesmaids looks exactly the same! My sister did the two colors for her bridesmaids dresses and it turned out beautifully!

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  14. I didn't know J Crew had dresses like that...beautiful! Congrats to your brother :) How exiting!!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

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  15. I'm going to a wedding this Saturday where they will be wearing purple dresses too! :) I LOVE the look of your bridesmaids dresses, so gorg.

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  16. These dresses are such ballerina dresses! I would twirl and twirl in them for hours!

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  17. i love the jcrew bridesmaids dress so classy and fun for a wedding. can't wait to see the colors you selected and we will wait eagerly for you to reveal what colors you selected!

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  18. Dying to know what colors you're choosing...love the chiffon dresses! Super exciting!! :)

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  19. AH Jillian all of those dress photos are so gorgeous and I LOVE your idea of going with different colors! The chiffon will be the consistency between them all. Going to be so gorgeous!

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  20. congrats to your brother!!
    I LOVE the idea of different styled dresses for bridesmaids!! I can't wait to see what colors you chose!

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  21. I love those JCrew dresses, and i'm pretty sure I was told the colors, and they are lovely. ;)

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  22. LOVE the mismatched look. And can you go wrong with J. Crew? I think not! :) So exciting for you guys!

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  23. i love the mismatched look. and j.crew offers such a great variety. great choice!

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  24. These are my favorite dresses! I love the non-matchy matchy look of bridesmaid dresses!

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  25. Love the JCrew dresses hun!! Ah. Going to look so lovely.

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  26. I think it's great that J Crew offers these dresses at a great price and at a style that you'll likely wear again. So many bridesmaids dresses are expensive, not that cute, and really end up in a donation pile after the event. These are staples you'll love. Great post!

    xoxo Jessica @ www.mystylevita.com

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  27. Congrats to your brother! Getting to be in the wedding will be so special for you!
    I love the look of mismatched dresses and can't wait to see your color choices!

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  28. i love when bridesmaids dresses are different!

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  29. great pick! hooray for brides giving their bridal party a choice!!

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  30. Congrats to your little brother and I love your bridesmaid dress theme :) I think it's nice that you're giving them some options, but also making sure you stick to a certain color scheme and look.

    Can't wait to see more!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  31. I think it depends on the wedding, but I love the idea of having different dresses and colors! I am having my girls in the same dress/color, but definitely considered the other way :)

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  32. I just love your picks-how gorgeous! Your maids are going to look stunning!

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  33. I LOVE the mismatched! great idea j! :) they are going to be fab! and congrats to your little brother!

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  34. I love the idea of a mismatched look! I think it will go perfectly with your color choices! xoxo

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  35. I love these!!! I just got engaged on Saturday, and I love J.Crew dresses the best - not that I'm planning already or anything... ;)

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  36. I love J Crew bridal! I wore bridal myself- erica and my bridesmaids wore cotton cady green last summer!

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  37. I love these mismatched ones! We are doing a nontraditional dress for our wedding ~ I'll be posting all about it after the wedding (Oct. 22nd)! :) Enjoy the planning time, it's such fun! xoxo

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  38. Great choice...I am still debating the J Crew choices...but they will look great!

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  39. J. Crew has has gorgeous bridesmaid dresses. I kind of like the gowns in different colors and I am sure the bridesmaids do too! xo

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  40. i think i may go mismatched for W2..in the same material/length. I kinda like that the bridesmaids can get something that fits them and their figure best.

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  41. Love it! I used JCrew for my bridesmaid dresses too!

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  42. I've been in a few weddings where we were given a color, and then could chose our dresses. As a bridesmaid I loved it!

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  43. im a bridesmaid in my bros wedding too! dress shopping this wkend!

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  44. ahh so much wedding fun! seriously, jcrew is the best! love the mismatched styles and colors! it adds so much personality, while still be cohesive. i'm going to guess you picked bright coral and dark charcoal??

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