Post # 1
Has anyone done this before?? If so, please post your photos. I am a tomboy and I want little unique characteristics of FI & my personality at our wedding. The guys will be wearing black converse to match their suits and I am seriously contemplating having the girls wear them also. My wedding colors are dark purple, charcoal gray, and silver. The girls are wearing short purple dresses from David’s Bridal & I was contemplating either purple converse to match or charcoal gray. What do you all think….cute or trashy? My girls are all pretty tall and will be wearing flats regardless.
Here is their dress:
Post # 3
I own those ballet flats. Exact same ones. I wore them to my JoP wedding and they’re superbly uncomfortable and rub. I’d avoid them.
Post # 4
I vote no…..but I’m not a tomboy. Lovely that you want a reflection of you. But I just don’t think they would flatter the dress much.
What do your bridesmaids think? If I were a bridesmaid I wouldn’t be too happy at the thought of wearing converse, but everyone’s different.
Post # 5
I vote yes to flats and no to converse sorry…
Post # 6
@Shanna777: I’ve seen several bride and bridesmaids doing this…well converse or chuck tailors. So you wouldnt be alone in this by a long shot
Post # 7
I vote no to the converse. I appreciate having a touch of your own personality at your wedding, but I also think many people wouldn’t be thrilled to put on a pretty dress…. and sneakers. I know I wouldn’t be happy and would feel…. out of place. I just don’t think it looks very nice.
Post # 8
i actually came across these bridal photos just a couple of weeks ago and I personally think it’s adorable:
(Pic on the right)
Post # 9
i really like the converse idea! but i don’t think they would fit with that dress b/c its too formal. if it were a bit flowier or had a less elegant feel/look then i think it could work, but not with the dress you chose. sorry :/
Post # 10
I think there’s no problem with converse at weddings (and I would far prefer a pair of chucks to heels). I’m wondering though if the dress is just a bit too fancy. It might work fine though. I think I’d probably go with the charcoal, just because it’s hard to tell if the purple of the shoes and the dress will look good together.
Post # 11
I would only do converse for girls at an outdoor wedding.
Post # 12
I vote grey converse!
I wear them all the time so I guess Im a bit like you with liking them! There was a girl I went to school with who got married who was a real tomboy and she and her BMs wore chucks. I think if everyone knows you and knows your personality then why not!
Post # 13
I voted no to converse. I think it’s cute, but at least for me (large muscular calves) a knee-length skirt/dress and shoes like that together are really unflattering on your legs. So as a bridesmaid, I would prefer to wear something different.
Post # 14
Depends on your bridesmaids. Does it fit their style, too? If so, then I think the purple ones would look cute!
Post # 15
Thanks for all the feedback, ladies! My girls are totally on board with the idea. I guess my only reservation (which some of you touched on) is that the dress is not the right style. I think I’ll have them try the converse with the dress before I make my final decision. Thanks again!
Post # 16
Why not have them change into converse for the reception? I think either those or TOMs would make a good gift from you. And maybe let them pick out their own silver/grey flats.