(Closed) Black dresses + orange flowers = Halloween?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

as long as you have a few different shades in the bouquets like the sample, it will look great!

eta: i would replace the black cardigan with a purple one.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@iheartnerds: I think if you use different shades of orange flowers and some greenery as shown in your inspiration pic, it won’t look like Halloween. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it looks great. The color actually comes across oon my computer as a charcoal but in either case it will be beautiful.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate to say it, but that would definitely make me think of Halloween, especially for an October wedding. I would make their bouquets a mix of colors to off-set the effect.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with kitzy in that if your bouquet contains different shades of orange, it’ll be fine. I don’t know if i’d have thought of Halloween if you hadn’t have mentioned it…?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

yeah definitely halloween.

The “black looks good on everybody” is a myth.

Go for purple and orange my fav color combination and also my wedding colors.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It has a more “Fall” theme to me.  If you want to totally nix the “halloween” feel, add in yellows, various shades of orange, green, and other “fall” colors.  Even red!  

I’d use the fall tree colors as inspiration, if I were trying to keep people from thinking Halloween.  Leaves come in all different shades (many gorgeous shades, in my opinion) and that might help.  AND  you’d be able to keep purple in your bouquet!

Also, maybe encourage gold, yellow, or red (or even silver) for jewelry… that might help, too….

I love the dresses and the bouquets….

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@iheartnerds:I had the same issue!!  My colors are purple with pops of orange, and the chiffon purple/lapis dresses at David’s bridal are AWFUL!  Not even close to purple.  I can’t believe the huge difference between chiffon and satin.  I actually ended up at Alfred Angelo who has amazing chiffon colors!  Here is the dress I ended up with.  I might have three pregnant bridesmaids, a size 20 and 2 skinny minnies!  I had one skinny minny try it on, then put on a baby bump (hilarious) and I tried it on (I’m a street size 14/16).  It looked great in all cases!  The dress here was $145, which could be more than you want to spend, but I was driving myself crazy trying to make everyone happy.  It will come to a point where you have to remember the cliche “it’s your wedding”.  If the girls agreed to be in your wedding, they should be a little flexible with the style. Happy hunting!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am one of those people that can’t put black and orange together because it will remind me of Halloween. Same premise behind red and green, and red, white and blue. Now because of Fiance blue and silver scream Hanukkah to me! So, hate to say it, yes. That would remind me of Halloween. But if you like it, who cares what it reminds me or anybody else of!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was in a wedding where we wore this, we had concerns about halloween (this wedding was Jan 2007), but this was what the bride wanted. Its really borderline honestly. Not black, but close enough.

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