Q: My MOH told me her dress should be different from the bridesmaids' dresses so that shell stand out. I never heard of this before, and I want all the girls in the same dress. What can I do to make her happy without making her look completely different from everyone else?

A: Believe it or not, your MOH is right. Traditionally, her dress does differ slightly from the other girls' so that she's recognized as your number one attendant. That doesn't mean you should put her in a black cocktail number while the rest of the maids wear flowing lavender gowns—the difference should be subtle, like a distinctive neckline or sleeve, or a complementary color. Another option is to have her carry a different bouquet—lusher than the other girls', or monochromatic instead of multicolored.

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