Post # 1
OMG, I bought this same dress but all they had in the store was the Gold/Ivory one and I kept saying SOMETHING about it was challenging. I loved the dress but I couldn’t find a single pale pink BM’s dress that would look good next to it, AND the shirt color they say the men should wear to match it is so awful it almost looks yellow or soiled! They said if I let the men where white shirts then MY DRESS woud look soiled. Our colors are pale pink, grey and ivory. We’re doing more of a vintage/glam look than a vintage/rustic look. They told me to come back and deal with it another day, so I tried to forget about it but 2 months later I went in and looked at it again and realize the problem is that it’s gold and that;s why I can’t find a single spring colored BM dress that looks good next to it. Do we change our whole vision? Do i buy a new dress? I asked if they could change the color of my dress (since it’s still being made) but they said it’s too late! I don’t know what to do I am so upset….
Did anyone else get it in the gold/ivory color? What did your bridesmaids wear? …. any spring brides?
Post # 3
@Katemc325: Perhaps your girls could wear ivory? Do you have a pic of your dress? Here’s all I found for inspiration:
Post # 4
@Katemc325: Do you have a pic of your dress?
First of all, ignore the advice that the men should wear an ivory or off -white shirt. They look best in a white shirt, and it will not make your dress look dingy or soiled. Their shirt is never going to be right next to your dress. Even if it were, it will look white and your dress will look gold.
You can bring in ivory elsewhere in the wedding.
It is not uncommon to have a gold (or champagne) and pale pink (or blush) color palette. It is a gorgeous combination and very elegant.
Post # 5
See the pink and gold wedding on Snippet & Ink. You can also search ‘Gold’ on the site for other color combination inspiration boards with gold as one of the colors.
Post # 6
@Katemc325: I wore the same dress, same color, for my wedding last month.
The dress does not look super gold when you’re wearing it in real life. It looks way darker in the store when you’re holding/wearing it near bright white dresses, but at your wedding, it won’t read quite so dark.
As for the men’s shirts – yes, get ivory. The dress will look darker or somehow off if you put it up against a stark white shirt … just as it looks darker in the store surrounded by bright white dresses.
I had no problem finding ivory shirts that looked nice and soft in color. Keep looking; maybe you went to a weird store. I found them in abundance all over the place. They matched the color of the lace perfectly and were flattering on the guys. It’s hard to pull of white-white on some skin tones (such as my pale self).
As for the bridesmaid dresses, sorry to say that I think making pale pink look good might be more work than it’s worth. I don’t think it’s impossible, but finding the right tone to flow with your dress may be tricky. I’m not sure how much you paid for your gown … mine was around $1,600 … but I don’t think it’s worth getting a new gown in order to keep your girls in pale pink — if it proves too hard to find the shade that works best. You can still incorporate that color into flowers, if you really love it.