They even happened to choose the same navy color, despite two different color options available.
That means that six ladies were all wearing the samedress.
The bride told the Daily Telegraph that despite some "dirty looks" being thrown initially, the women all made a decision to embrace their roles as "back-up bridesmaids". You couldn't make it up. Clearly after they realized it would take too long to go home and change, but nothing a few trips to the open bar couldn't help.
She could have banished them from posing in group photos, but she didn't.
Debbie Speranza, a friend of the bride, posted a photo to Forever New's Facebook page on September 17 that became an instant hit and was shared over 1500 times.
Debbie kicked it all off by posting a photo of the six of them on the Facebook page of the store Forever New where the dress was from. "No we are NOT the bridesmaids just the guests. think I deserve a gift voucher for all this advertisement".
Speranza swears the fashion snafu wasn't staged. "Then, one by one, the others started coming into the reception room", adding, "it got hilarious!" "But then another walked in. and then another one. and another".
"It wasn't a set-up".
"You all look fab chicks, but I'm glad it wasn't me!" one woman commented. Not only for the bride and groom, but also for near and dear ones.
Four of the dresses are from Forever New and two of the dresses are from a recent Portmans collection.
Sadly, there's pretty much nothing you can do to avoid buying a dress the same as another wedding guest's.