Post # 1
I finally found and ordered my dress. It’s simpler than most but very elegant. I’m having difficulty finding a dress for my bridesmaids. I have uplifted the color but do not want navy blue, red, or black. Other than that I’m open. my flower girl is wearing a white dress that her mother already purchased and it meshes well with similar chest beading and now in back. my girls’ budget is minimal so I’m trying to find something under $150 and that is formal. It’s a Catholic Church wedding and we are to cover our shoulder so I will be wearing a shawl for the ceremony.
Post # 2
eyebeauty: Obviously you have not chosen a color palette yet, but do you have any vision of what you would like your wedding to look like? Soft, romantic, elegant? Bright, fun, cheerful?
If you want the former, you could look to colors like champagne, taupe, soft coral etc to pick up on the trim on your dress.
For the latter, pick brighter and darker tones
I think it is easier to choose dresses if you have some parameters already in place: Color palette, length, style (do any of your BM’s need straps for a chesty figure?)
For help with a color palette go to http://www.theperfectpalette.com
Scroll down on the right, click on one of the colors you like, and you will see all the palettes they have developed using that color.
Another site is http://www.design-seeds.com They have lots of palettes developed, or you can create you own using their “search by color value” tool.
Post # 3
I can envision someting simple and ivory. Maybe something like this: http://www.forherandforhim.com/illusion-neckline-dress_2044.html#.VA2Yafm1bRI I’d tend to team it with soft peachy pink roses…very classical.
Post # 4
The original idea was a white, mint green, and buttercream yellow … but I fell in love with an ivory dress. And finding the mint green doesn’t mesh well with my BMs either. And 3 out of 4 refuse to wear the yellow. So, I’m thinking of making the green a more olive green. I am more or less trying to find a style that would best suit complimenting my dress and not taking from it so I was going to do a more pale pallete especially since it will be a summer church wedding.
Because it is church the dresses have to be longer than the knee and shoulders covered so I am still looking at floor length for my BMs. and possibly sleeves but shawls are ok.
Post # 5
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Wow, your dress is gorgeous! I’m loving that train, it’s so ornate and lovely!
As for your bridemaids, what about a really soft, pretty gray? Gray, floorlength gowns in chiffon could look really pretty, church appropriate and would compliment your dress nicely. Personally I love sort of monochromatic looks since I tend to think they look extremely classy and elegent.
Post # 6
eyebeauty: I second the idea for gray or taupe. Then you can keep your original vision of mint and buttercup in the flowers and other decor (maybe even a sash if you wanted to incorporate it in your bridesmaid apparel, or a shawl if their dresses don’t cover their shoulders). I think a lot of brides lose their minds trying to find a dress in the exact color to match their table linens, flowers, etc, it’s so much easier to pick a neutral dress and let the other elements of your wedding define your color palette. PS your dress is gorgeous, I wouldn’t say it’s simple (simply stunning maybe!), the bodice and hem are amazing 🙂