Post # 1
I have my heart set on a blue wedding dress, probably a sapphire/royal blue colour. For my bridesmaids I am thinking a paler blue, pastel or cornflower blue. However, I’m struggling with styles etc, and I want to make sure the wedding dress is not overshadowed by the bridesmaids dresses. On the other hand, I have found one style that I love, for both wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses. But I think it would be better to have different types of dresses, not just the exact same dress in different colours from the bride to the bridesmaids? What do you all think?
For those of you who had coloured wedding dresses, could you please post a photo of you and your bridesmaids, so I can get a feel for how a coloured dress will work with bridesmaids dresses?
Post # 3
I usually don’t say this, I think it might be good in this case to have the bridesmaids all wear the same dress. I am positive that people will be confused about your non-white dress (lame on them, but there you go) and to throw in other blue dresses in different styles could be extra confusing.
I think it’s fine to have everyone wear the same thing! That way there’s no risk of the bridesmaid’s dress overshadowing yours.
Then again, if the styles are super similar (like, the only difference is the sleeves style) then I don’t think that would be too problematic. 🙂
Post # 5
Same color, same fabric, same length, different necklines. DB has a ton of options to accomodate this (and a ton of blue shades!)
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Have you thought about light grey or black for the girls’ dresses?
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
@rebwana: +1. I think all blue might be just a bit too much. Could be wrong, but thats my first thought.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
@rebelsquest: have you thought about putting the BMs in ivory or cream?
Post # 9
@rebelsquest: There’s no particular reason why you can’t have the same dresses for a wedding and BM dress, apart from cost possibly (I’m assuming it would be a cheap wedding dress but an expensive BM dress.) I mean the groom and the groomemen often look the same.
I had a dark blue dress but didn’t have bridesmaids. If I had, I think I would have put them in black – but that might also have been to make it easy on them to find a dress. Another option would have been purple or emerald – because I had peacock feathers and they would have gone with those.
Check out the tag for blue wedding dresses on Offbeat Bride – there are a few examples there:
P.S. Hope you’re coping with the heat there!
P.P.S. Also, don’t worry about the “confusion” thing. Sure, I had one person at the wedding ask my husband where the bride was (as he watched me have solo photos taken), but that person wasn’t actually a guest, just an onlooker. Nobody who was an actual guest had any difficulty figuring out I was the bride, given that a. I walked down the aisle and married the groom and b. They all knew who I was anyway.
Post # 11
@rebelsquest: “But I think it would be better to have different types of dresses, not just the exact same dress in different colours from the bride to the bridesmaids?”
You should definetly not wear the same dress as the bridesmaids.
As for colour of the BM’s dresses, I’d likely choose something complimentary to the blue so that it’s not just all a sea of blue. Or possibly something patterned.
Post # 12
Thanks for all your help so far bees! I think you are right in that all blues would be too much. At this stage I’m thinking this sapphire colour for my wedding dress (not this style, just the colour) and then either the silver or charcoal for the BMs. Which colour do you think would work best?