(Closed) Bridesmaid Dresses and Reception….Do they have to match?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

you mentioned other colors, would you consider black with a pale pink sash/accent?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I kind of agree with artbee. Black with pink accents would be great! I think something totally random wouldn’t look good with the black/pink/white theme. Could you do another pale color and somehow incorporate it into the colors you’ve already picked? I don’t know…Just a thought.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

What about a light gold/champagne color?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would suggest a neutral like a champagne or silver color. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the idea of a neutral is really good, if you’re not wild about pink.  I automatically thought champagne!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

How bout hot pink…or like a brighter piink?  It doesn’t have to be the same shade.  My cousin did the same colors you’re doing…her BM’s wore black dresses with pale pink sashes and the dudes had pale pink ties.  I found the pale pink didn’t really stand out…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here are a few pics of how black looked with pale pink. 🙂

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Also, a question I have is: is the reception in the same place as the ceremony? Because if it is in a separate venue…I don’t see why it would be a problem to have different colors…but that is just me. I do like the idea of the black dress though!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I think alfred angelo has Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in the color your looking for. If not, I really do think the black with a pink sash looks lovely.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m a Bridesmaid or Best Man for a wedding in March and we ordered our dresses from J. Crew in a pepermint color (a very light pink). I know it is a short dress, but you might look for a long dress in that color.

I also think a sash would be great if you can’t find the pink color you are looking for.

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What about your girls in white dresses? I saw a wedding a while ago where the girls were in all different white dresses. I thought it was very lovely. I think white is more romantic.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think they have to match!  Although I do think you could probably do well for dresses with your colors (as the others have said) I just don’t think they have to match.  Mine won’t be matching.  The reception colors will be a few different shades of pink (like from burgundy-pink-pale pink-cream), but the ladies will be in gray. 

I think of it like this: if I throw a party somewhere, and I get all the decor down with a lovely theme, do I dress to match it?  Do have the guests of honor dress to match it! No way!  I might want to make sure the vibe of our outfits & decor goes, but it doesn’t gotta match…

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I never was into the dresses matching the table cloths so to speak.  I think you are OK with any pink dress, all pinks pretty much go together.  Also, the champagne someone mentioned, is a good idea.  You will find something!

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