Post # 1
So my bridesmaids are strewn throughout the country and since having perfectly matching bridesmaids isn’t a big deal to me, I thought it would be relatively stress-free to let them pick their own dress (with my guidelines, say, black dress, knee length, some specific type of fabric), and own black heels, and buy them matching white pashminas as their bridal party gift. Could this idea work?
End result would be kind of like this:
Groomesmen will be in black suits with white shirts and burnt orange or black ties. Bouquets are orange cala lillies like this:
Wedding is in October 2013.
Does this seem reasonable, or too funeral-ish. It’s hard to match these flowers, which we love, with dresses that I won’t be able to select.
Post # 3
YES! I love the idea of letting them get their own black dress…they might already have one and can defintiely wear it again. THe pashmina can tie it all together so they look like they are part of the wedding and not some random. Plus, October can be quite cool, hence the pashmina!! And it’s their gift! Perfect!
I will say I am NOT a fan of orange though 🙁 and black, orange, and October make me think of Halloween
Post # 4
My only comment would be that, with the black dresses, you’re (presumably) white dress, and guys in black, the white pashmina’s might be a tad plain. Maybe a pattern embroidered on?
Post # 5
Such a cute idea! I might have to do this too
Post # 6
This is such a great idea, I might have to borrow it! I think it will really help pull your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses together. Especially, as PP said, since October in ON can be chilly 🙂
Post # 7
Another thought – you could find some really pretty ones with white beading or sequins, would be so pretty!
Post # 8
Absolutely! I realized later that a little bit of beading or embroidery/design could really make them sparkle. 😀
Post # 9
Black & orange to me, reminds me of Halloween. I would do chocolate brown myself. I LOVE the pashminas! I plan on doing it too. But please, go with what your heart tells you on the colors. It’s your wedding!! 😀