Post # 1
I was just wondering what people think about having knee length, black bridesmaids dresses for a May wedding. It would be a day ceremony in a church and then a sit down (not black tie) evening dinner with dancing. Do you think black would be too severe for spring time? I was thinking about making it "lighter" with very feminine, light colored bouquets.
Post # 3
If black is your choice then go for it! It’s a great bridesmaid dress motif, and not enough people use it.
I guess it also largely depends on the style and fabric of the dresses that you are going to make your ladies wear. If it was black velvet for example, that might not be fitting with the weather. On the other hand if it was black silk or satiin and a halter dress, it would look great on your bridal party. And adding light coloured bouquets is a great idea. You can also make them wear summery jewelry or accessories.
Post # 4
i think black is ok all year round! it’s so classy!
Post # 5
You can do whatever you want! I love black it is my favorite color! If you want to make it more springy you can add a light colored sash around the waist. But just plain black is never out of line!
Post # 6
That’s what I’m doing.
I love the classic look of it plus the bm’s all will wear it again and again! I’m pairing it with black heels and pearls and some lighter colors..pink and shimmery aqua.
Post # 7
My wedding is in May and I’m having black Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. They will have a green sash as well, but do whatever you want! It’s your wedding!
Post # 8
Yeah, I love the idea of a bright, springy sash, OR you could have them buy bright shoes in your accent color (like yellow or pink or green). That’s a subtle-yet-fun statement to make. You could also have chunky colorful necklaces. Check out Tarina Tarantino for some cool jewelry.
Post # 9
those girls will certainly be able to wear a lovely satin short black dress again too!
I say keep the black dress and try to lighten up either with a sash, a shawl, maybe even a flirty shrug.
Its your wedding, do what you want, there are no "rules" to follow. People will just be delighted to be there celebrating with you
Post # 10
My wedding is in June, and I’m using black tea-length dresses for my BMs. I’m pairing it with bright pink and burnt orange. I think it’s fine. Especially if you use "springy" colors paired with it.
Post # 11
My wedding is May 16th and we’re using black dresses for the Bridesmaid or Best Man. I hadn’t worried about it not being spring-y enough until just now. 😉 I just loved the idea of having classic Little Black Dresses and I know my Bridesmaid or Best Man were psyched at the idea. I think your gals will look great!
Post # 12
Someone I know also had questions on whether black dresses would be okay (although her wedding was in August). What about really pretty pashminas? I think they’re so elegant and feminine and your bridesmaids could definitely use them after the wedding (the friend had hot pink pashminas and pink gerber daisies–it looked wonderful!)
Post # 13
I think black bridesmaid dresses would look gorgeous and provide great color contrast against the bride’s own white or ivory gown! It will definitely make you "pop" and be very eye-catching in the photos! However, that being said, since I’m Chinese with traditional families from both sides, I decided to avoid any potential conflicts or arguments regarding my decisions and choices that might be deemed inappropriate. (LOL….I guess I’m being lazy and passive, so I’m taking the easy way out!) Wedding planning is stress as it is, so it’s better to just pick a color or dress everyone can accept and be happy with. If your families are okay with black, then I say "go for it!." But if there might be a problem, then consider whether or not it would be worth fighting over, for you will have enough on your plate, and you won’t need something else to stress over!
By the way, will your groom and groomsmen also be wearing black tuxedos or suits? Because if your groomsmen will also be dressed in black, then your bridesmaids will not have anyone to provide color contrast against them and your entire bridal party will just "blend" in together with only you standing out, especially in the photos….that might be both a bad and good thing, depending on what it is you want. Just food for thought!
Post # 14
I think the LBD (little black dress) can be worn whenever, thats what makes it so great! If you want to make it more springy I like the others suggestions of having light colored sashes maybe teals or pastels, or have your BMs wear fun colord shoes like lime green, or blue, or hot pink, it could look so cute! Depending on where you are May can still be a little cool, so you could get them spring colored pashminas to wear over their shoulders also.
Post # 15
I think that would be fine! I wore black for a wedding in the summer. We just had colorful bouquets that popped the color. You could also ask the girls to wear a colored heal or something if you are too concerned about it being morbid!
Post # 16
I think black is fine. Have brighter flowers and/or accessories to lighten it up if you are worried about it being too severe. I am getting married in June during the afternoon, and just purchased my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. They are a steel gray, and I’m thinking about using pink flowers and pink heels to brighten them up. My girls LOVE the idea of the pink heels! Plus, they will have dresses they can wear again; my Maid/Matron of Honor has already tried to steal her dress to wear prior to the wedding! I say do it if that’s what you like.