(Closed) BM dress color … help me decide!

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which would you choose?

    Yellow dresses

    Aqua dresses

    Let them mix and match the colors too! [would that be too much though?]

    Nix the theme all together ~ it's just not working

    Other, I'll explain below...

  • Post # 4
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    888 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i love yellow!  my girls are going to be in yellow dresses, so i would always recommend yellow!

    Post # 6
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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 # 8
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    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
    5150 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I am IN LOVE with your inspiration board! I voted yellow 🙂 🙂

    Post # 10
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ 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
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I voted yellow-go with what YOU want for your day! 🙂 PS-people rarely re-use Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses anyway! :))))))

    Post # 12
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I vote for the mixing.  And I love your inspiration board.

    Post # 13
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    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
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2021

    I love love yellow dresses. I’d be happy to wear it. Great inspiration board

    Post # 15
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    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.

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