Post # 1
My bridesmaids are wearing Maggy London dresses in Blackberry: It’s actually more plummy than in the picture, a little bit more of a ‘red’ purple. Kind of a mix between that and the David’s Bridal Plum (am I crazy for saying there’s a difference?) but darker.
I’m wearing an ivory dress, the color of the mens ties match the bm dresses exactly, and alot of the details – ribbons, etc. are a pretty good match to the purple as I’ve tried to stay away from the "regal purple" color in ribbons and such. Then I found these lovely shoes on ebay:
but they definitely seem to be more on the blue-purple side.Would that clash too much with the bridesmaid dress and other purple things?
I know my shoes won’t be showing very often, but I don’t want them to be totally out of sync with everything else. I think the girls will be wearing light gold/champagne shoes.
Ugh, wedding planning is making me pay way too much attention to detail!
Post # 3
Darn, I can’t seem to attach a pic or link to the David’s bridal site. Anyway, if you care enough to look it up, you’ll see what I mean. Otherwise, just imagine the Maggy London dress but darker and slightly ‘redder’
Post # 4
ooh I love the dresses and the shoes! I don’t think the color will be an issue. I actually think the look of multiple shades can add depth and look really nice. Is there any chance of mixing in any ‘blue-er’ purples anywhere else? Like flowers, etc?
That said, I do know the feeling… my colors were lilac and sky blue, and I was really hoping for a blue-purple shade for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses as opposed to a red-purple. I ordered based on a tiny swatch and when they came in I had a bit of a freak out moment because I was worried they were too much on the red side. But it actually looked great together – the brighter purple looked great with the blue/purple hydgrangea flowers the bridesmaids had in their bouquets. I wouldn’t stress about it too much, those shoes are so pretty!
Post # 5
I think it’s fine. I mean, you wouldn’t want your bridesmaids’ dresses to clash with their OWN shoes, but don’t worry so much about YOUR shoes clashing with their dresses. You don’t have to be that matchy-matchy. If you love the shoes, wear them! Nobody’s going to drag your BM’s hemline down to the floor to hold up against your shoe, aghast, and exclaim that the shades of purple don’t match! Don’t get too caught up in the wedding industry hype. You can wear whatever shoes you want 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for the support!
Lilac04, that’s a good point about introducing some blue-purple into the mix… My colors are the plummy purple, a lighter mauvish/lavender (which is tending toward the blue side already) and orange 🙂 So maybe blue-purple accents here and there would work. And aren’t the shoes just the prettiest thing?!
Smartl, yeah, I want to rail against the wedding industry sometimes too! (A lot of the time).. but this kind of thing (matching colors, trying not to clash) is more of a "me" thing than a wedding standard thing. In fact, I’m sure I am more conscious of this sort of thing than any of my guests will be – thanks for the perspective.
Post # 7
Just an FYI – I have those same shoes and they are not made well. The fit is off (they run big) and they wobble a bit in the heel. I can wear them for an evening, but maybe not for an entire wedding.
Post # 8
Great to know, snmcdowell. I figured the quality wasn’t going to be super great. I was planning to change into shoes with a shorter heel for dancing at the reception, at least. But if I do get them I’ll be sure to have a backup pair.