Hello! I have a bit of a ... well, I guess it's not quite a problem yet but it is something I find myself thinking about.
I'm getting married in October of 2019 and this month I am focusing on getting all of my bridesmaids dressed. I have five bridesmaids: My MOH (R), my sister (K), two of my friends (P & A), and FSIL as a junior bridesmaid (M, 14yo). P and A both live far from me, so we are trying to keep them in the loop as much as possible through Google suites.
Anyways, we decided on getting the dresses at David's Bridal and going with the "same color, different style" look. Except A told me that she would prefer to wear a suit and try to match color with us, which I am okay with. So off we went to David's to look at bridesmaid dresses with R, K, and M, as well as FMIL. We settled on three dresses in Steel Blue color for all of them and put in the orders. They are all from the David's designers, and are different top styles with the same skirt style - nice! I updated P & A later that evening on what we picked out.
In our phone call, P told me she would rather rent a dress if possible and asked me to look into if you can rent David's (I doubt it but I'll ask anyways), but otherwise to show her what the dresses look like and she will go dress shopping this month. Her budget is <$100 (the dresses the others got are $150, but there was a sale that day). I was okay with it at first, but I think I would prefer her to wear David's as well. I told her I would keep an eye out for sales (they flood my inbox all the time) and I am willing to chip in to help her out if needed. Admittedly I may have been a little short-sighted about dress shopping since now I'm reading that I should have asked my bridesmaids about their budget first. Oops...
I am mainly wondering if it looks strange if three of my bridesmaids are very matching but two of them are not? FMIL kept talking about making about how to make them uniform (style, hair, shoes, etc.).
TL,DR: Have 5 bridesmaids, got dresses in same fabric/designer for 3 of them. 1 wants to wear a suit (OK), 1 wants to rent and will probably not have the same dress as the other three. Will it look weird with 3 bridesmaids being very matched and 2 are different? FMIL is kind of pushing the matching thing.