Post # 1
pictured below is my (adult) bridesmaid dress – in begonia – which is more of a medium/deep rose pink than it looks in the picture (the picture looks purple hued to me and it’s not).
I am having a HARD time finding what I feel are age appropriate dresses that match my adult bridesmaids dresses (the only dress I like in the exact fabric/color as the adult BM’s dresses are strapless – and fiance says no way).
What do you guys think about two different shades of pink? Is it going to look weird? This is the dress I really like so far for my jr bm’s (ages 9 and 10):
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/us-angels-full-sleeveless-dress-infant-toddler-little-girls-big-girls/3148424?origin=category (in blush pink – and I’d probably have them remove the sash)
and I was thinking this dress in ivory for my flower girl:
my dress is galina t3039 from david’s bridal :
What do you girls think? Will the pinks clash or look weird? Is it weird to have the adults in medium pink, the jr bm’s in light pink and the flower girl in ivory??
I’m going for a vintage “mad men” esque look and our colors are pink, seafoam, and either champage or ivory (haven’t decided that yet)
Opinions are VERY appreciated! 🙂
edit:: found a pretty accurate picture of what the adult Bridesmaid or Best Man dress color looks like so I am including it – this is not my photo. 🙂
Post # 3
I think it would work as long as the junior bridesmaids’ dresses are the same color — but a different, lighter tone of that color. For example, I would not have bridesmaids’ dresses that are more purple-pink and junior bridesmaids dresses that are more peachy-coral-pink. I know you said that the bridesmaids dress that you posted is not true to color, but I would contact the companies to obtain swatches of each dress you’re considering before ordering something. However, if time is of the essence, and you’re looking at junior bridesmaids’ dresses from Nordstrom, you may actually be able to return them if you take one to the store where you’re purchasing the bridesmaids’ dresses and you find that the colors clash.
It’s also perfect for your Flower Girl to wear ivory, since she, ideally, should match you and not the rest of the women in the bridal party.
Finally, if you can’t find a lighter shade of pink that works with your pink bridesmaids’ gowns, its fine to choose another color for your junior bridesmaids. I was in a friend’s wedding, and she had the bridesmaids in burgundy, the junior bridesmaid in champagne, and her two flower girls in ivory.
ETA: I just noticed your comment that the only other dresses you can find for the junior bridesmaids in the exact same fabric and color as your bridesmaids’ dresses are strapless gowns. I actually had this same issue, and we had the vendor add spaghetti straps on the junior bridesmaids’ gowns. I was like your Fiance, and there was no way I was putting girls ages 10 and 13 in strapless gowns.
Post # 4
@Brielle: thanks so much for your reply! I already have a swatch of my adult bm dresses so luckily I can accurately describe that color.
We do have ample time so it might even be a good idea for me to just order a junior bm dress with the intention of looking at it and then returning it.
also – thank you do the input on the straps! I hadn’t even thought of that!!
Post # 5
Those were Julia Robert’s two colours in STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Blush and Bashful), Sally Field commented, her colours are pink and pink! Sounds lovely,