Post # 1
We are getting on April 17 – just less than seven weeks away! I’m still waiting for every bridesmaid (total of 6) to get their dresses. I assigned each of them a color, turquoise, yellow, fushia, orange, green and purple and told them to find a short satin cocktail style dress in their assigned color. Let me know what you think. Toughest part has been finding flowers. My florist suggested each girl have a different flower bouquet with the color matching the dress – my bouquet will be white. We are getting married at the Valley Ho in Scottsdale, AZ so I wanted to stick with the theme of the property – very swanky, colorful and retro.
Post # 3
Verrrry cute! I saw several different ways to interpret this idea, and I almost did them. At first, i wanted my girls to be in different shades of the same color. Then I was going to have them in totally different colors- first bright colors (like, pink, yellow and orange). And then more subdued jewel-toned colors. This didn’t work out of rme, but I wish I had done it!
as for the flowers– I think you should keep them simple. You could definitely do bouquets in the color of their dresses, but they might blend in with their dresses. I think that understated bouquets would really pull this all together!
I’d love to see pictures when its all done!
Post # 4
Very cute, indeed! I’m having each of my girls in different style black dresses and they’ll each have a different color accent in their sash, shoes, and necklace. As for flowers, I think they’ll each have a small bouquet of different color carnations, and I’ll have a big bouquet of all white carnations.
Post # 5
I love the different colored BM thing. I wouldn’t personally match the bouquets to the dresses, only because it would be much more difficult, there is more risk in some matching better than others, and likely end up costing you more. I would either do bouquets that mixed in the all of the colors or just black and white.
Post # 6
What about Gerbera daisies? They come in a bunch of bright colors, and you could have each of your maids carry a different colors?
Post # 7
Thanks bees! Great advice!
Post # 8
I love the idea! We are doing varying shades of blue with different dresses within the same style category. How about white flowers? It’ll tie them together and to you.
Post # 9
We got married last Friday! I didn’t know what the bridesmaid dresses and flowers would look like together until the day of the event. I have great luck – they turned out better than I hoped. Each girl was assigned a different color and I asked my florist to pick a different flower for each girl in the color I assigned. Swoon! I can’t wait to see how the professional photos came out!
Post # 10
i would mix it up and have the girls carry white and you get the color that way everyone pops!
Post # 11
too late to critize – the wedding is done and over. I LOVE the way the flowers match the dresses – the dresses alone pop.
Post # 12
Love all the girls in a different color!! Not to bombard you with too many ideas, but I’d for sure get a colorful bouquet that ties all the colors together. you might want to play with 1 fun colorful ribbon on all the bouquets to tie all the colors together.
Post # 13
I love the pic of you & your BM’s…the different color dresses look amazing next to your beautiful dress. Congratulations!!!
Post # 14
Wow what an awesome picture…congrats! You and your bridesmaids look hot. I love your short gown…very retro…I love it! Where did they buy their dresses? I love the teal one…thats the color we are going for. I love all the different colors.
Post # 15
These were the parameters:
2. Above the knee
3. Must be in the color I assigned
Each girl had a different dress, by a different designer, from a different store and a different flower for their bouquet. The teal dress came from Macys and is by Calvin Klein.
Glad you liked the idea! We were married at a hotel that was very retro and knew we needed to do something fun with it. The boys wore Chuck Taylors and their bouts (don’t know how to spell it) coordinated with each girl.