Post # 1
I am the most indecisive person. EVER. I keep going back and forth on every dress color I pick. I am just not good with coordinating colors. Period. So here it is:
Background: Our wedding is in November, but don’t really care about “fall colors”. We’re getting married in a Catholic church, and reception is at a museum. The ceremony is at 2pm. The groomsmen are wearing charcoal gray suits with silver ties. I’m wearing an ivory trumpet gown. Long train, the whole shebang.
Here is my flower inspiration. This is like the one thing I’m pretty certain on is the colors and textures of the flowers. Sorry if the pictures are big.
NOW. What color bridesmaid dress?? I want long, chiffon.
option 1: Tulip by Bari Jay
option 2: Persimmon by Bill Levkoff
I’ve seen both color swatches in person, and both look pretty much like these pics. What dress color do you think would look best with the kind of flowers I like? Any other color options you would suggest?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I love the persimmon shade but based on your flower inspirations I have to recommend the tulip. The first flower pic would work well with the persimmon but the other two would get washed out against the more saturated persimmon color. If you add more coral like the first picture of flowers then I say go for the persimmon.
Post # 4
@futuremrsgo: The first – tulip. It’s softer and goes with your colour inspiration
Post # 5
I like the tulip colour best:)
Post # 6
Either the tulip or that beautiful blue slate color in your flower inspiration pic! So lovely an would look great with grey suits and silver ties. Yummy!
Post # 7
I love the tulip! Just my opinion, but with anything bright like the persimmon I find your eye is taken to the bridesmaids first, and that’s just not right! lol. It also depends on how many bridesmaids you have, if you’ve got a big party, even more reason to go with the lighter colour. But as I say, that’s just my opinion and I’m sure many wouldn’t agree with me on this one!
Post # 8
I think that either of those colours would look nice against the flowers and the charcoal suits, however I know that with my colouring I would look terrible in the tulip. Perhaps ask your bridesmaids which colour they would prefer to wear?
Post # 9
I voted tulip, but I actually think that a dusty blue (like the dress in your inspiration picture) would be better! I think it will cooridinate better with the groomsmen, and with your flower colors. If you are going for a peachy, coral-y type palette for flowers, a blue will cause both colors to visually “pop”. It’s called complimentary contrast. Basically, blue and orange are opposite each other on the color wheel, so when placed near each other they look more vivid (or, as my design teacher would say “they’ll excited each other to maximum vividness”. This works even if you chose a slate (or more gray like) blue, and a coral or peach. It will make more beautiful photographs. If you are going for a more monochromatic look, I would go for tulip. I just think a blue-ish color would be more special, and would stand out from the crowd a bit better. Spreading color theory to the masses, my teacher would be so proud.
Post # 11
@Pepperwoodsy: +1000 🙂 I have to say when I scrolled back up to vote, that blue colour definitely got my attention & I was going to suggest it too 🙂 You beat me to it!
Post # 12
@futuremrsgo: Persimmon if you go with the first bouquet, and tulip if you go with the second two.
Post # 13
Which color looks best with your bridesmaids’ coloring? To me, that’s the crucial part. They’re very pretty colors, but you want your maids to look pretty IN them. Those coral pinks and oranges can be tough for some ladies to pull off, but of course can look totally gorgeous on others.
I also like the excellent suggestion of dusty blue given by @brittarlene.
Post # 14
@futuremrsgo: The first bouquet of flowers matches the last dress you posted. The last two bouquets you posted are a different color than the first bouquet you posted. I think the last two bouquets would look okay with the tulip dress but not great. I think the first bouquet and last dress are the best match. If you decide to go with the last two bouquets you posted, I would choose a blush, softer pink or a peach bridesmaid dress. I think this Jenny Yoo dress would look nice with the last two bouquets.
Post # 15
THANK you all so much for the comments! I definitely have some more to think about…
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think persimmon will probably be more flattering with more skin tones, but if your girls are ivory white, then go for tulip.