(Closed) Bridal party or hunting party?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Since your daughter is not the bride it really doesnt matter whether or not SHE is happy. Its up the bride what her colors will/should be – not the BM’s or the Seamstress.

Post # 4
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cookecutter51:  I get that it’s all about the bride and what she wants, but I think as an experienced seamstress, there’s nothing wrong with you telling her that “hunter orange” isn’t going to look very classic and stand the test of time in pictures. My dress people definitely gave me their professional opinions, and I appreciated that.

Post # 5
4778 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

While using “camouflage” for a color is extraordinarily Fugly, I don’t think there is anything wrong with hunter orange for the dresses.  Most pople hated my color choice and wanted me to change.  I did but it depressed me so I changed it back.  Most people told me they didn’t think it would look good but it looked fab and I got compliments.

Please don’t make bride feel bad about her choices.  Your daughter can suck it up for one day, no?

Post # 6
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As stated above, the choice is the bride’s, not your daughter’s.


Has the bride seen any dresses that are blaze orange in color?  Does she realize how bright they are going to be?  And honestly, hard to look at and distracting.  Maybe if she realizes how it will upstage the bride (her) she will change her mind…

Post # 7
9145 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Show her the blaze orange in person at the fabric store.  If she doesn’t love it you may have room to manuever into an olive or hunter green which is more flattering but would still look good with the camo.  Ask her to bring a swatch of the camo they plan on using since there are dozens of camo prints out there.

Post # 8
2612 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@imabridesmaid:  +1 – blaze orange would be distracting and very very bright.

If she really wants orange maybe steer her towards something more subtle than  blaze orange. I have seen people do the camo accents even on Say Yes to the Dress. Not something I would ever choose but if it reflects them as a couple then it’s about what makes them happy.

Yes, ultimately it is what the bride wants no matter what but suggestions can be helpful.

I know a friend whose wife chose orange and yellow as her colors. All of the men in the wedding hated it and begged for different colors since she had them wear either yellow or orange shirts with opposite color ties. But it was what she wanted so she told them to suck it up for one day and deal with it!

Post # 9
2483 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m sorry, I’m probably a horribe person, but this is what I thought of…


Anyways, technically it’s up to the bride, but… You could make a suggestion that maybe she goes with a nice hunter green with camo and orange as accent colors?

Post # 10
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The bride is hiring you. Do what she wants.

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