Post # 1
Ok, so I need some advice considering I am planning the wedding by myself (my fiance is deployed.) So we are getting married April 30th in Rhode Island. My fiance is an officer in the Marine Corps and wants to wear his evening mess dress for the wedding. All the groomsmen are non-military and they will be wearing black tuxedos. The men in the sword arch will be wearing their dress blues (blue pants not white.) I was hoping for a spring feel for our wedding but I feel the evening mess dress does not achieve that look. So, I have no idea what my bridesmaids should wear and the color palette for the wedding. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would appreciate anything.
Post # 3
I’d love to help, but I’m not sure what evening mess dress uniforms look like or dress blues. Could you post pictures for us so those of us that aren’t as familiar with these uniforms could help?
P.S. Thank Fiance for his service to our country.
Post # 4
The groom’s mess dress looks like this (guy in the middle):
The NCOs will be wearing this (guy in the middle):
Post # 5
My advice would be a daffodil yellow Bridesmaid or Best Man dress coupled with navy accents. Style me pretty listed navy, white, and yellow as spring colors, so I think you have a lot of leeway to play with the combination of those colors so that your wedding will have a spring feel and also tie in to the Marine Corps dress blues. I think the color you want to avoid adding to the palette is the red. The only place you should see it is on the uniforms. If you stick with that, I think you could still have a very springy wedding!
Post # 6
I would also recommend using yellow tulips for accents as they are very springtime and will be in season in April!
Post # 7
Hi Ladies, thank you for all your input…I appreciate it!
Post # 8
Oh i like the yellow! That’s very springy. My friend had a military wedding and we wore black and champagne and the officers wore dress blues.
Linen would be a nice, soft color, too
Post # 9
I was going to suggest yellow as well =) Perfect match and I like that he’ll be wearing evening mess dress it’s one of my favorite uniforms! Actually…I tease Fiance about this all the time (he’s Navy) about how much I LOOOOOVE the Marine Corps uniforms! LOL