Help with Bridesmaid dress colors please!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What color should the dresses be?
    Stop stressing! The lavender is a great idea! : (14 votes)
    58 %
    Lavender isn't ideal, consider the color I have mentioned below. : (10 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii

    The aubergine color story will look stunning at you wedding. 🙂 Have you considered perhaps a gold or other shade of metallic/neutral for the dresses? It would compliment the aubergine beautifully. We also have quite a bit of “sunset colors” throughout our wedding and decided to dress the girls in a beautiful pewter grey with a touch of shine. Best of luck to you!

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our colors are aubergine and champagne. I have the same problem with paleness (all of my bridesmaids and myself) so a neutral color was completely out of the question. We’re compromising by getting aubergine dresses with champagne/beige sashes. Could you do something similar by choosing aubergine with an ivory detail or some variation of your colors? If you had a gray dress with aubergine sashes, they’d still match the wedding without blending in with the tables.

    Have you looked into any medium shades of purple? I found a few dresses in colors like “victorian lilac” that were darker than lavender but not straight purple. They didn’t have the blue undertones of most lavenders so they went better with our aubergine.

    Hope you figure something out!

    Post # 6
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    374 posts
    Helper bee

    They can match the tablecloth, why not?  Do what you love.  The other color is fine, too.  But, which color makes you happy?

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have the same colors…My bridesmaid will wear aubergine and grape dresses by Morilee (I found that Morilee aubergine dresses are not too dark as you can think, thats why choose grape color too)…I don’t decide the color of my tablecloths yet…but I think that there’s no problem that it match! ; )

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    BTW, Which flower colors do you plan to use? : )

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think the aubergine is a bad idea (“matching” the tablecloths, I mean). But, if you’re uncomfortable with it, or your BMs are, do the lavender and perhaps tie the dress color in with the centerpieces or some other decoration in the reception.  That could fix it. 

    Post # 10
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had my BM’s wear silver (from David’s Bridal) and carry dark purple/fushia boquets. I have similar colors to your. My BM’s loved their dresses, very comfortable and wearable. One of them altered the dress to a tea-length and wears it with a white cardigan for dinner/parties.

     

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    I wouldn’t mind matching the table cloths lol! I LOVEEEE deep purple!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Do you have to have aubergine tablecloths?  Can’t you have ivory tablecloths and aubergine decorations?  That way the BMs don’t clash with the tablecloths.  But maybe they won’t if the colors are an exact match.  However, the BMs won’t stand out with aubergine tablecloths.  

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think that the deep purple is gorgeous, and I wouldn’t worry about matching the tablecloths.  I wouldn’t think anything was strange about that as a guest.

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