Talk to me about coloured wedding dresses!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Koalaclark:  My dress was pale salmon, and I worried I would regret not going with the traditional white/ivory colour that I always thought I wanted.

On the day I felt beautiful, and was so glad in my choice! People have since commented about the dress and how well the colour suited me. Three months after my wedding, I still fall in love with it every time I see photos!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Is this a first or second wedding for you?  I am the same age and this is a second wedding for me. My fiance and I have already had the big  traditional wedding.  I feel like now is the time to express myself and have been looking at dresses with color.  I am very fair skinned with dark hair and eyes  so white and ivory tend to wash me out so I have been looking at dresses that are blush or peach. The hardest part has been selecting a dress that doesn’t make me feel like I am trying to look younger than I am but still make me feel bridal. Are you looking at traditional dresses or short dresses?  What is your vision for your wedding?  Will it be formal, religious or casual?  Day or evening?  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Personally, I’m not a fan of colored wedding dresses. I like the pale blush, champagne, & ivory dresses. I get that the first 2 are technically ‘colors’ but I think those are still ‘bridal’.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think red or black could be a bit drastic unless you’re 100% positive on the decision. I’m wearing an ivory gown with unique blue beading on it but this is my first (and hopefully only) wedding. If you want to be a traditional bride then you could definitely wear white or ivory, however, since it is your second wedding and it’s non religeous I say it would be awesome to go for a colored gown. Champagne, blush, mocha, oatmeal, sherbet are some great color options that still have a “bridal feel” while having unique color. Alfred Angelo’s new collection has several colored wedding gowns including a gorgeous red one if you do go that route!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Maggie Sottero also has some gorgeous colored gowns as well!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Tuscan Farmhouse

I’ve had the pleasure of helping many ladies around your age in my store. And they questioned themselves also. I think if you choose the right silhouette and style there’s no issue with the bridal color. You can be bridal in an elegant sophisticated way in a more fitted style versus the princess ballgown.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If you don’t want to look ‘too bridal’, what about a pantsuit? Like this bride:

http://snippetandink.com/unique-roman-baths-wedding/

I love it when brides go the alternative route and you can do whatever you want. What about something metallic like a dress with gold or silver sequins? That can be very elegant and unusual. There are some nice coloured dresses here:

http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2014/08/60-astonishing-coloured-wedding-dresses/

  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  papillon20.
Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Are you thinking more of an evening dress or a bridesmaid type dress.  I have been looking at some of the Jim Hjelm special occasion dresses  as a possibility.  Have you narrowed down the silhouette and fabric that you like?  I found myself hating taffeta, satin and all-over lace, yet loving horsehair tulle and most unexpectiedly loving chiffon.  Are you attracted to long or short dresses?  If you wore a colored dress would you care if your wedding guests came in the same color or style?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

Koalaclark:  I never wear white in my day to day life. Never. So white didn’t really make sense to me. I chose an ivory dress with an all over black lace overlay and I adore it!

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