Post # 1
I’m using canary yellow, pale gray and white as our wedding colors, but I’m having a hard time deciding how to dress the bridal party! The tables will have white tablecloths with gray and yellow damask runners and pale yellow napkins, yellow flower centerpieces, and white garden chairs. The dessert and accent tables will have light gray tablecloths.
I was leaning towards yellow for the bridesmaids dresses, but when I hold a yellow dress beside my ivory gown, it just doesn’t seem to look right. The gray looks much nicer once beside my dress. And a couple of my bridesmaids don’t think they look good in yellow. So now I’m thinking of doing a light gray dress with yellow bouquets and yellow jewelry. But I was going to put the guys in gray suits with yellow vests. Do you think it would be too dull to have the suits and dresses both be gray?? I don’t know what else I could do for the groomsmen though? It is a June wedding, so I want to keep it light and summery. The style of bridesmaid dress is very light and airy at least: http://watters.com/Product/WtooDresses/919/#Colors:falcon
Anyone else doing gray and yellow? How did you dress your bridal party?? Please help!
Post # 3
I like the idea of gray dresses and gray suits. just make sure they’re similar grays.
i see your concern with it being “too dull,” but i think if you accessorize appropriately it would look awesome. big colorful jewelry or perhaps a yellow shawl for each bm. something to have that color make a statement.
and i agree, yellow dresses against an ivory dress probably won’t work. go grey. it’ll be awesome.
Post # 4
A friend of mine had these colors and they were beautiful!! Great choice 🙂
For the bridesmaids, she had them wear gray dresses with yellow cardigans, jewelry and flowers. The grooms men wore gray suits and vests with gray and yellow stripped ties.
Post # 5
Check out Mrs. Cardigan’s blog… she had yellow and grey as her colors and it was BEAUTIFUL! I can’t remember off the top of my head what color she did her bridesmaids in but I seem to be thinking it was yellow… either way, check it out for awesome inspiration =)
Post # 6
Those are great colors! I agree with qwerty1 – maybe have the girls wear grey dreses and some big, bright yellow jewelry or a nice bright yellow shawl.
Post # 7
I love yellows and grays! I’m wearing both today actually! (Yes, I actually had to look down to remember, HAHAHA).
I agree with PP’s, as long as it’s accesorised properly, you should be fine:)
Post # 8
My Bridesmaid or Best Man are wearing gray dresses from Alfred Sung, and I’m trying to see if gray suits will work for the guys because I really don’t want them to wear black. I’m hoping it won’t clash!
Post # 9
My SIL did (darker) gray dresses – they were really pretty! ( had to cover their shoulders for mass)
Post # 10
My colours are grey and yellow as well and I had the same concerns that you have! I did not want to stick my bridesmaids in yellow, so I opted for the grey. Because we are having a summer wedding, I wanted the guys in grey tuxes as well! We simply brought to the dress in and put it beside to grey tux to ensure it looked alright – and it looked fantastic! In order to not have the wedding party look too washed out, we are accenting with yellow bouqets – the groomsmen are wearing grey vests with yellow ties, yellow pocket square, and a simple white boutinerre, and my fiance will be wearing a white vest, white bowtie and yellow boutinerre.
Here are the photos of the dress/tux combo!
Post # 11
i’m doing yellow and grey as well. we are doing yellow alfred sung bridesmaid dresses, grey shoes for the ladies, and grey suits for the men.
Post # 12
I always thought this was a cool yellow and grey wedding. I stole a few of their other ideas haha. http://www.marryyoume.com/2009/06/real-wedding-kelly-and-chris.html
Post # 13
I think gray dresses with gray suits will look really classy, and your BMs will be so much happier that they don’t have to wear yellow as it’s not flattering on a lot of people. I think yellow bouquets and yellow shoes would add visual interest and bring the yellow into the look.
Post # 14
we are doing light grey dresses and dark grey suits, so they dont all look the exact same color. the yellow bouqets will definitely “pop” against their dresses!
Post # 15
I’m doing grey and yellow, with just a touch of orange. I’m going to have my BMs pick their own above-the-knee grey dresses, and the groomsmen will be in grey suits of some kind. Fiance is dead set on wearing a black tuxedo (dont get me started).
I’m going to have the girls get yellow shoes of their choice, I’m going to make them jewelry, and getting them all different silver clutches. They’ll carry yellow flowers.
If all goes as planned. :/
Post # 16
Are any of you ladies that are doing the short grey dresses will to sell them. I have 2 bridesmaids (sz 4-6 in normal dresses). Please email me if you are… [email protected] Thank you!