(Closed) Purple is not an easy color!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Why don’t you try mixing different shades of purple for your decor. They don’t all have to be completely the same color.

Post # 4
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Try dessy them make the convertible dresses in many colors

Post # 5
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m mixing in different purples (eggplant, lavender, berry) because you’re right there are so many different shades that it would be impossible.  I was also inspired by the many pruorple flowers i saw that had a mix of all different shades. 

Btw, I love the dress, very cute, and so many different options.  Hope they all fit well.

Post # 6
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I totally get you, my colors are purple and grey. I ended up deciding to have my ladies in grey (even that color is hard to match) because purple is SO HARD to get right.

I do think the nice thing about pruple, though, is that going monocromatic scales of purple can be really fun. I am staying on the cool side with dusty undertones, but little bits or redder purple or truer purple look fine mixed in as well.

Post # 8
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m having the same problem. I chose Eggplant and I am having the hardest time incorporating it into my wedding. The invitations we decided would be chocolate and cream but perhaps I will print our names in eggplant if it looks ok. Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses will be chocolate but my matron of honor and mothers will be wearing a deep purple dress. I hope.

Dessy does have several different shades of purple for dresses. I am loving Aubergine and African Violet atm.

Post # 9
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Is that Jim Hjelm dress your dress?? I LOOOOOOVE that dress! It’s so pretty.

My central color is going to be lavender, and I’m worried about making it work!  I don’t like the idea of darker purples with the rest of my color scheme, but it looks like lavender isn’t very ‘hot’ right now for wedding colors, so my choices will be limited.  Bah.

Post # 10
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am also having a hard time with purple. i wanted eggplant to be the main color and then a couple of lighter shade and then green. I am having a hard time finding purples that aren’t concord or royal purple aka Barney purple!

Post # 12
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Welcome to my world. My girls are wearing these shoes and then they are all wearing Bari Jay (http://www.barijay.com) dresses in Jolie Satin in the color passion. They could pick any style, long short, strapless, straps etc. just as long as it was the same fabric and color (just a little of my OCD coming through). My maids couldn’t have been happer. There were roughly 15-20 dresses for the girls to choose from and all of them felt comfortable and…well sexy! Check it out, they were thrilled with the idea of picking their own style especially one that would fit their body best.

Bari Jay has your not so typical bridesmaid’s dresses, which is what I was looking for…hope you find what you’re looking for.


Post # 13
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

yep, I’m a plum gal myself and am just embracing the different spectrums of purple! love the dress 🙂 PS did you see the “plum” color at David’s? I liked it even better than the lapis, which WAS pretty.

Post # 15
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our wedding color is lilac 🙂

also, lavender and chocolate brown!

Post # 16
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Purple is a hard color because it is hard to find everything to match exactly so I am going with all shades of  purples…

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