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Why do bridesmaids wear the same dress? - from Mental Floss

OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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Interesting article. Apparently the original reason was to protect the bride:

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=74033

ETA: Click within the article for stories about the origins of white dresses, diamond engagement rings, and wedding registries, too. Fascinating stuff.
SP29bohobrideCA

Re: Why do bridesmaids wear the same dress? - from Mental Floss

  • Many modern brides like to let their bridesmaids choose their individual dress within a certain color range.  Great idea!
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    OurWildKingdom
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    CMGragain said:
    Many modern brides like to let their bridesmaids choose their individual dress within a certain color range.  Great idea!
    That's what we're doing. No decoy brides for us!
    SP29
  • I love historical tidbits like that.  I'd always assumed it was to torture BM's- "how many different body types can I stuff into the same exact dress?" :|

    Ironically, the only wedding I've been in where the BP wore different dresses was my own.  I know supposedly the tides are turning but I've had to wear a matching dress every time I've been a BM.
    OurWildKingdomSP29
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    eileenrob said:
    I love historical tidbits like that.  I'd always assumed it was to torture BM's- "how many different body types can I stuff into the same exact dress?" 

    The whole "distract evil spirits" thing is a big thing to ask of one's BMs!

    Another interesting "protect the bride" custom:

    http://marriage.about.com/od/weddingtraditions/qt/brideleft.htm
    eileenrobbohobrideCA
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