- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Is anyone else totally overwhelmed by the number of colors and styles available for bridesmaid dresses? And yet, despite all the options, finding it impossible to find one that is just right? That’s pretty much where I’m at. Settling on bridesmaid dresses is proving to be by far the most challenging detail of wedding planning for me. Either the style is right, but the color is wrong, or vice versa. Maybe I’m just burned out, but I’m hoping that a brilliant bee with an outside perspective can help me hone in on a good option!
So here goes:
We’re doing a retro, mid century theme with our decor. The color scheme I’m going for is represented below. (It’s a partial screen shot from my Save The Dates). The colors are all from a 1950s Sherwin Williams exterior paint chip set.
And below is the inspiration for my centerpieces and bouquets, etc.
So as you can see, pretty much any color could be appropriate. The problem is, all the bridesmaids dresses I’m finding seem to be much brighter than I’d like. I’d prefer something a bit more dull/muted.
The dress I fell in love with is the Alfred Sung d602 in Atlantis. But when I looked for real-life pictures of the color, it was much lighter than I anticipated, hardly green at all. I’m also considering Caspian, but I worry it will be too dark, or Fresh (probably too bright). Maybe Treasure? See what I mean!?
So I’m stuck. Fabric swatches are so expensive, or else I’d just order a bunch of them. I’m hoping to narrow it down a bit first. I’d love to hear from other brides who used Alfred Sung bridesmaid dresses in the peau de soie fabric. Are they really as vibrant as they seem? It’s hard to find pictures of “real life” people wearing these dresses. Also, if anyone else had a retro vibe for their wedding, what bridesmaid dresses did you go with? If it makes a difference, the guys’ tuxes will be black.
Thank you for reading all this. 🙂
PS. I know I don’t need to match everything to everything else, but I’d really like to.