Post # 1
I’m clueless when it comes to fashion. It’s really not my thing, and I don’t know what’s in style, old fashioned, etc.
These are my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in black:
Would this look good for each bridesmaid to wear?
The wedding will be in mid November. I’m hoping for snow, but there may not be. The temperature outside will be chilly, so I would expect they’d have jackets anyway. My Fiance and I are probably going to be the only ones having pictures outside.
But is it a nice touch for the ceremony inside? Or is it tacky, unfashionable, etc?
I plan on having a faux fur shawl, but I will only be wearing it outside. Not for the ceremony.
Post # 3
If you’d like them to have a shawl or pashmina, I’d personally recommend buying them one that isn’t satin so they can use it again after the wedding. There are so many beautiful options out there that are versatile enough to be worn for your wedding and for everyday. Maybe some other brides have photos of what their girls used?
I’m not sure they NEED anything for the ceremony — but it’s really up to you whether you like the look! 🙂
Post # 4
@MissKit: I like the shawls, but I’m a little hesitant about them for November – is it too much to put your bridesmaids in faux fur as well?
Post # 5
I’m with Gemstone. A satin wrap on top of a satin dress will be very difficult for the BM’s to keep in place (slippery fabric).
Do they need their shoulders covered during the ceremony?
It’s not tacky or unfashionable. If you think it will be cold and they will want to wear a coat or jacket between venues, I would buy a pashmina or a cute cardigan that they could use at theceremony if need be or at the reception if they were a little chilly.
Post # 6
I’m actually assuming that they will be wearing jackets outside, so it’s not so much a warmth thing. But I feel because of the weather, it wouldn’t look out of place as it might for a summer wedding.
A few of my girls are a bit conservative, and I feel like they’d be more comfortable with a wrap. They do not NEED to be covered for the ceremony.
What fabric would you guys suggest? It’s going to be a fairly formal wedding, so I wouldn’t want something to take away from their look.
Post # 7
@MissKit: To maintain a formal look, I would try something like a black on black embroidered/beaded wrap/scarf
Post # 8
@MissKit: For a wedding I was Maid/Matron of Honor for, we had long black dresses, and pink and orange pashminas. That prolly sounds weird, but it looked awesome. I agree with a PP that maybe something other than satin – though for me because satin on satin would look really heavy. Something like chiffon, or a pashmina, or other, gives a good texture variant.