Post # 1
So, I decided a month or so ago that I would definitely be wearing a blush gown for our wedding.
Now I’ve started thinking about what my girls will be wearing. FI for some reason has an opinion about the color – he doesn’t want gray because he thinks it would be depressing for a Spring wedding. He has no idea I’ll be wearing a blush gown and that gray would pretty much be perfect with it…sigh. So, looking for alternate ideas for dress colors, and for inspiration from my fellow blush brides!
Here’s my dress:
And here are the dresses currently being considered for the bridesmaids (#1 requirement was a dress with straps so they can wear normal bras). We can get either dress in either color, but the thought for right now is either Ivory (which I think would be so fun and unexpected, but not so re-wearable) or Victorian Lilac (a dusty mid-purple). ETA: I added a poll for shits and giggles:
Bill Levkoff 762
Bill Levkoff 154
What will your attendants be wearing, or what did they wear, fellow Blushies?
Post # 4
@DomesticDiva: I have an ivory-to-blush ombre dress and I loved the way the ivory chiffon dresses looked next to the soft muted tone. Black was too harsh but the colour I liked and was looking at donna morgan – so the colour is ‘candlelight’, i was thinking a soft champagne colour. The lilac does sorta look a bit gray above – not sure what it looks like in person, but it might be a way to have a dress that reads gray in certain lighting.
Post # 5
I think the ivory would be a very cool twist on things.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
I think ivory would look great! I really don’t like the lilac/dusty purple, it seems very harsh next to blush
Post # 7
@DomesticDiva: I think ivory would be stunning AND you may have to tactfully veto your lover’s opinion on the BM dresses. If grey would look lovely, grey might have to be considered. 🙂
Post # 8
@amRN: Yes, it does look a bit gray, but it isn’t quite gray. I guess it’s just me trying to get by with a sort of gray. 😛 It also looks WAY different on my work monitor than my laptop at home, so I’d definitely have to see what they look like together in person.
@Pinkmoon: I know, right? The more I think about it, the more I like it…
@mixtaperomance: Yeah, I agree that the purple doesn’t look so good when you compare them here, but I’m not sure the color is so dark IRL.
@LilRhodyGem: Yeah, might have to! Haha. I don’t even know why or how bridesmaid dress color came up. He’s the groom…he shouldn’t have a say in what color they wear. He can pick out what his guys wear. My sister (MOH) was like “why does he even have an opinion about this…?”
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Love the dress either way, I actually considered this for my bridesmaids. We went with AA Victorian Lilac and I saw Bill Levkoff Victorian Lilac in the store as well and they were pretty similar in person. A lot of my girls commented that the Victorian lilac did look kind of grey-ish but it is also still definitely “Purple”. I think the Ivory would really look nice with your dress too and would probably emphasize the “blushiness” of it too. If you’re worried about the girls wearing them again one idea that came to mind if they got ivory – they could dye them any color later on and wear them again! Maybe that’s a crazy idea?! I don’t know but I’m just throwing it out there.
Another Bee had posted this picture showing her Bill Levkoff Victorian Lilac dresses and how depending on the lighting they looked “lavender” to “grey”.
I think a light grey like you mentioned would also look beautiful, I found this photo of a bride in blush with grey BMs – on a beach! I think if she can pull it off on a beach you can pull if off in springtime.
I also think the right shade of mint would look beautiful.
Something along the lines of this inspiration.
Post # 10
@DomesticDiva: My dress is blush and we will be doing ivory dresses. I love the whole reversed look.
Post # 11
@DomesticDiva: I would say before you look at BM dresses, try on Blush dresses. I thought I wanted one and then I did not like the color on my skin. I did go with a gold-tone over blush so its still not ivory but just so you dont pick a completely different dress and then stress over your BMs
Post # 12
and also, in may…. light Grey can be beautiful!
Post # 13
Yeah…may have to revisit gray, even if it’s not FI’s cup o’ tea.
@Ms_Purple: Yes, I agree it would emphasize the blushiness, and I actually thought of them dyeing the dresses later, too. I’d just be afraid they wouldn’t dye evenly and they’d look funky. But, better than never wearing a dress again!
Also, the dresses are polyester and would require a pretty hardcore disperse (AKA possibly toxic) dye, which I’ve never used before. Sadly RIT only works on natural fibers and nylon.
@JessSeny: Oh, I’ve tried it on already, and it actually makes me look like I’m not pasty white, which is amazing! I just feel like I’ve put so many pics of me in it on here that I’d use stock photo. Here I am in it:
@blushbliss: Woohoo! I’m really thinking about copying you on that one…
Post # 14
@DomesticDiva: It is a stunning dress!
Post # 15
I’m a firm believer that only the bride should wear white/ivory….. even if she doesn’t want to! I voted for the lilac mostly because of this reason, but also its just a soft feminine color that I think would accent the blush perfectly.
Post # 16
@DomesticDiva: Those are beautiful gowns!!!!! My gown was a champagne/blush color and my BM gowns were black with very colorful flowers I definitely heard comments from others that black is for funerals, but at my wedding, I heard endless comments about how elegant my BMs were and everyone complimented our color scheme. I don’t have pictures of our bridal party yet because my wedding was just a few days ago, but maybe I can post photos soon!