(Closed) building a wedding around the dress? Am I crazy?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I don’t think your dress has any effect on the color the bridesmaids should wear, just the formality.  I think a lovely champagne colored bridesmaids dress would go  great with the colors of the church and the holiday vibe (red might be too vibrant)… check out some of the big retailers like Dessy or Alfred Angelo and you’ll find tons of options.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Beautiful dress!

I think we always kinda design around the dress, right? I mean it has the look, feel we want for the day…

Umm suggestions? Don’t try and match the bridesmaids dresses to your drop waist! haha I know that’d be BAD on me and there are other styles that are more figure flattering. The red and gold combo will look great with your dress! – Just match the dress in formality and get a style that flatters them.

What about red dresses for the girls? with gold accessories?

BTW, LOVE a Christmas wedding 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I also think champagne colored dresses would be great! Red might be too much.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Are you wearing Gatsby in champagne (like the picture) or a shade of white? If it’s white anything will go. If it’s champagne I’d avoid gold for your BMs unless you’re able to match it against a swatch. Champagne is a lovely brownish gold while other golds are more yellow which probably wouldn’t match. You’d probably need to have them in some sort of dark gold.

I think a rich dark red or burgundy would look great on your BMs – still Christmassy but not too bright. Anything too bright could stand out too much and even make your dress look dull in comparison (which it’s not – it’s incredible!)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Oh yes, and my sister / BM had her baby 5 weeks before the wedding, and she looked gorgeous in an empire line style, which allowed her tummy to fit no matter what!

The particular dress was also convertible at the top into 12+ styles so she could wear it with a nursing bra and cover up her larger-than-normal cleavage, while my other BM could wear it in a style more flattering to her figure. I bought them from Kookai but you can get similar ones at http://www.twobirdsbridesmaid.com.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Inspirations comes in many forms! I saw some amazing pictures where the whole color scheme was based on the groom’s colorful tie. Red and gold are a nice combination, but you could also go with champagne or silver/pewter.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a HUGE fan of champagne BM dresses… Mine are going to be in the “champagne” color area…. I didn’t realize how tricky it was to find the right color… some are really light and others are more gray… my favorite hue thus far has been in the After Six collection… “palomino”

http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/6576/?color=palomino&colorid=63

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