Post # 1
Alright ~ here’s my first wedding dilema. In deciding my theme, I knew I wanted bright and cheerful. I live in southern California and in a great tourist spot. I also love all the retro inspiration that California’s spanish and citrus history lends. Soo, I searched the web and made my first inspiration board with the main colors as aqua, tangerine and yellow. I love it! I think it’s great for summer.
My dilema is which color to use to Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses . Problem~ I LOVE yellow dresses! I think they are so pretty. However, a couple of my bridesmaids have expressed concern about "looking like a flash of light" whenever they wear yellow. To top it off, my mom just isn’t a fan. Since I don’t want to do orange dresses, my other option is aqua blue. Personally, I’ve never pictured myself having blue dresses. I don’t know why – they work great with others – but I’m just not feeling it. That said, it IS very pretty. It’s flattering on all the girls and I could still get a nice mixmatched look, right?
My question to you is, which would you rather wear as a BM? Is this one of those things where I go with what I want, or compromise for the greater good? I have no doubt it’ll look pretty either way ~ I just need a voice of reason. Thanks!!
P.S. [I’m also including my inspiration board so you can get an idea of the whole thing…]
Post # 3
Oops, here’s my inspiration board! 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
i love love love this color combo! personally i love the look of yellow dresses, there’s a few pictures in the gallery of brides with maids in yellow and they look great~ my BM’s said the same thing about wearing yellow tho so we went with the other color, cornflower blue…what about offering the choice of yellow or blue and see if anyone actually wants to wear yellow? or show them your inspiration board, it’s so pretty!
Post # 5
i love yellow! my girls are going to be in yellow dresses, so i would always recommend yellow!
Post # 6
My vote is yellow! A nice sunny color for July! What about something kind of in the middle of orange and yellow though. If they don’t like a bright yellow, what about a warmer gold? I’m totally in favor of fun and bright but just a touch toward gold might flatter more people. And moms might be more receptive to ‘gold’ than yellow. My first choice though, would be the yellow you have on your board.
Post # 7
OO, gold is an interesting idea and would still fit my theme! Do you know where I can find dresses in that shade?
Post # 8
I would want to wear yellow as a BM! Such a sunny and happy color, imo. Have your BMs actually tried on yellow dresses? If not, get them to just try them and see how they feel – they might surprise themselves. There are so many different shades of yellow so there’s gotta be one that would flatter them. If they are still against it, I’d probably get the BMs to agree on one of your colors (or majority rules). I know it’s the bride’s day but I’d hate to have my BMs be unhappy about what they are wearing…
Post # 9
I am IN LOVE with your inspiration board! I voted yellow 🙂 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I voted yellow because after I saw your inspiration board and that image you posted withthe dresses I felt in love with them! 🙂
Post # 11
I voted yellow-go with what YOU want for your day! 🙂 PS-people rarely re-use Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses anyway! :))))))
Post # 12
I vote for the mixing. And I love your inspiration board.
Post # 13
Yellow is cute for summer. But if the BMs feel uncomfortable, maybe go with aqua (which woould also be lovely) and have yellow/orange/white bouquets? Or some accessory/ies?
Post # 14
I love love yellow dresses. I’d be happy to wear it. Great inspiration board
Post # 15
Yellow is a warm color and really is only flattering on people with warm-toned skin which not everyone has. On a cool-toned person, it makes them look ill. Aqua is actually a cool color that is neutral and one of the only colors that both warm- and cool-toned folks can wear that looks flattering on both (the other being black). At least that is what my sister learned from the color theory class she took at beauty school.
That said, I would pick the aqua dresses.
Post # 16
I like your inspiration board, but I do know where your Bridesmaid or Best Man are coming from. I simply can’t wear yellow–it makes me look kinda sickly. (Although, for the record, if asked to wear yellow by a friend/bride, I’d say sure). Honestly, in this case, I think I’d go for the aqua dresses and mix yellow and orange in your flowers.