Post # 1
Not sure if this is more an etiquette question or a bridesmaid/dress but I’ll throw it out there. I’m currently working on the overall theme/feel of our wedding. It’s in the north in late September so it could be 70 and sunny or 40 and raining… you just never know. I love nature (work in the environmental field) and want to play of neutral and natural colors.
For the Bridesmaid or Best Man I’m thinking either champagne or navy. Which will either set the tone of a navy based wedding or a more white/cream wedding. I’m leaning towards an ivory lace dress.
What do you think? And can they be short even if I go with the champagne/taupe/stone color (I’ve gotten into so many arguments about what the color is called) LOL
Post # 3
You can have short or long dresses in any color you want. Women wear both short and long dresses in the cooler/colder months; they just may need a wrap or sweater in case there is any time spent oudoors- to and from the wedding/reception or waiting time during pics for example. They can also be any fabric you want. Women wear both chiffon and satin cocktail dresses in the fall and winter.
Post # 4
That’s a really hard question to answer. I’m from New England so I get the whole unpredictability of the weather in September thing.
Maybe you could provide us with some more info about your venue, what style/theme you want for your wedding, your bouquet and centerpieces, etc. Basically I’m trying to figure out what type of wedding you’re trying to have. You mentioned that you want neutral/natural colors. Expand on that.
Also, what does your dress look like? What material? Length? Color?
Post # 5
You can do either color dress in September, and either would be beautiful. Traditionally, the length of the mothers’ and bridesmaids’ dresses would not be determined by season but, rather, by time of day. For weddings after 6 p.m., bridesmaids technically should be in long dresses. For earlier weddings, the mothers’ and bridesmaids’ dresses technically should be “street” length (i.e. shorter.)
Post # 6
I like either color! the length I think depends on your formality–longer is more formal, shorter is less. satin is probably warmer than chiffon if you’re concerned about it being cool
Post # 7
@MapleMoose: The wedding is in a museum and so I can kinda of play with the theme. I’m leaning towards vintage/natural but with an overtone of romantic/classic.
The dress I am leaning towards is a-line classic lace, lightgold with ivory lace (in person it really looks ivory/ivory). It has a flowered belt for a little fun to add 🙂 I’m thinking my bouquet will be white roses (classic) and the girls will be interesting and earthy but color dependent on the dresses. But thinking cala lilies, some roses, succulents etc.
The venue has a wood floor so I was thinkign either way I will do taupe linenes (possible lace overlay) and either taupe chair covers of mahogany chiavari (budget depdnent when we get to that point). The tables on the permiter will have tall all-white bourquets to match mine and the inner tables will have flowers to match the Bridesmaid or Best Man scattered around a hurricane lamp.
Hope this helps! I really want it to be semi-formal yet fun and casual because of the museum setting if that makes any sense….but I think that highlights our personalities best! 🙂 The ceremony is in the courtyard (weather permitting) backup of a gorgeous theatre they have and then the reception is on the museum floor…all starting at 6pm if that helps also!
Thanks for all the insight bees!!! I really appreciate it!
Post # 8
After thought- part of my considering the short taupe is so that it stands out more apart from my dress (being short) while still lends itself to the blending and natural/neutral feel of the champagne/taupe next to ivory wedding gown. ….but that could just be me being crazy 🙂 lol
Post # 9
Can this be moved to Dress? I think it may be more appropriate there? Thanks!!
Post # 10
I voted navy chiffon, I’m also getting married in sept. and planning for a nature theme wedding too. I feel that chiffon looks better for nature picks and navy with ivory accents would look vintage. oh and short dresses more casual and fun!
Post # 11
@ItsDestiny: Thanks!!! After the poll I’m more torn than ever! haha I’m still leaning towards the taupe/cappucino/stone color and definitely chiffon if I go with that color for the whimsical romantic feel… but I do love how classic navy is with everything else being cream and ivory like the flowers, linens etc…. we’ll have to see what happens when I get color swatches in!
Thanks for the suggestion!
Post # 12
I chose long chiffon in taupe (or whatever color that is LOL)
Chiffon works for a nature theme, the satiny material seems more formal.
Taupe looks more nature-y than navy.
Long will provide some protection, in case it is 40 and windy, and chiffon is light enough to be comfortable if it is 70, whereas that satin or other heavy fabric may be too hot.
Post # 13
For September I don’t think it matters as much. It’s really only the extremes when it starts to look odd: In June a long navy satin dress might look heavy. In December, a short, cream, chiffon dress might look too light.
I’m personally not fond of satin or of long Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in general, but I like both colors. I voted for navy short chiffon, but I think several of those could be good options.
Post # 14
Depends on the formality of the wedding and what time it starts. 🙂
Post # 15
I think they’re all totally appropriate; I guess it depends on what you can actually find, and what the dresses look like. See what you can find! The theme sounds lovely. 🙂