(Closed) Color scheme for family in photos?

posted 9 years ago in Family
  • poll: What color should I ask our family members to wear?

    Stick with your color scheme: shades of blue and gray!

    Let them pick colors!

    Siblings in their own colors, parents in color scheme.

    Other (please comment).

  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @kbiceling:  That doesn’t make them any more a part of the wedding party though. Personally, I’d find it to be rubbing salt in the wound… like I get none of the joy of being in the wedding party but get stuck with the worst aspect: having my clothing dictated to me.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m going against the majority and say that while you shouldn’t tell them exactly what colors to wear, I would recommend giving them a few options or a general criteria to choose from rather than letting them go and pick whatever they want just so everyone complements each other. While it’s true they won’t be in a ton of pictures, the family group shots are always the ones that are blown up or displayed and it looks nice if everyone is complementing each other. For example, if everyone in your family was in solid pastels and the men were in grey/khaki/light-colored suits and then your sister wore a fuschia and orange print maxi dress, she will really really stand out, and perhaps not in a good way.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I did not have either of my SILs in our wedding party (my brother’s wife and DH’s sister). To give them a little recognition, we had nosegays for them- what girl doesn’t love flowers?

    Other than not wearing white, I really don’t feel you can’t dictate what someone else wears to your wedding. If you’re concerned about length, maybe ask one of the Moms to see what they’re thinking about.

    Chances are-you’re not going to blowing up the family photo as one of the top ones you display  in the home- ours are going in the book, but I’m going to frame individual ones (me and Mom, me and Dad, etc.) So I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @kbiceling:  You can avoid the short dresses by asking everyone to dress formal as in knee length or longer. Just set some sort of dress length they need to follow. If the sisters are under 18 then tell your mom or Future Mother-In-Law that you want them to dress appropriately. 

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @kbiceling:  Stressing about what your family are wearing this far out isn’t going to help. If you want to dictate what your sisters wear, then you’re going to have to negotiate with them closer to the time. 

    My Mother-In-Law was a nightmare over her outfit and I did a bit of stressing out before I realised it was never going to help. She hadn’t even decided what she wanted to wear until the week of the wedding and showed up in a dreary grey suit.

    All it did was make her look boring and old and me, my mum and my family look all the better.

     

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @kbiceling:  I know that feeling and I was horrible for it, so you have my sympathy.

    Post # 26
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    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @kbiceling:  Well hopefully they will respect your wishes. I will send good vibes your way. 

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had several family members inquire  earnestly what my colors were so they could match (corlals/pinks/buffs) and then chose blue or green or omg purple and red stripes. You just have to smile and shrug I guess!

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    If your sister is 13 chances are her mother will be purchasing the dress. Speak with her about length, not your sister. Afterall no mother wants her daughter, regardless of age, to look like a skank!

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