Post # 1
I love the idea for multicolored bridesmaid dresses where all the maids are in the same color palette but are different shades.
How would you organize this? Would you hand Bridesmaid A the color navy, Bridesmaid B the color green and Bridesmaid C the color periwinkle? Or would you hand them a strip of paint colors like they have from a paint store and say “find a dress in one of these colors”? I don’t want to be too overbearing, but I have a fear that it won’t work if it isn’t more structured. Thoughts?
Post # 3
@Delanney715: I did pretty much this, except I’m having them all wear jewel tones. I picked four Bill Levkoff shades and pretty much said, “these are the colours, one to a shade, work it out amongst yourselves!” I really lucked out – they all wanted a different one of the four shades with no overlapping. I’m also letting them pick any neckline/strap style they want. So they’re happy to be able to pick out a dress in a shade and style they actually like! We haven’t gone shopping yet, so I’ll let you know how it goes when we do.
Here are the shades I chose:
Keep in mind that if you want to assign shades, that’s okay – think of a typical wedding party where there would be no variance at all. They wouldn’t have much of a choice in that situation, either! Although it was important to me for them to get something they loved and that would have re-wear value for them, so I’m glad they all got to choose a shade they like.
Post # 4
My girls wore matching dresses, but I’ve heard of brides saying “buy something short in a light neutral color.” You could also pick a fabric/designer and say “pick one of the blues” and let them have at it.
Probably if you do this, the girls would have you look at a picture before they order to make sure it works. That’s what I do when I dont have a specific item to buy, but just geneeral instructions.
Post # 5
I know a girl from college who wanted her bridesmaids to be in rainbow colors. So, she assigned colors to each. My friend was in the wedding, and she got yellow…which is a color that looks good on, like, no one. She ended up switching with another girl. So…go ahead and assign colors, but I would allow them to switch colors if they want.