Post # 1
I had post about this the other day but in the extremely annoying habit I have, I’ve thought of more questions after the fact.
I’m considering getting a beautiful bridesmaid dress as my wedding dress and getting in a color that is not white or ivory.
Now I’m wondering, if you opted for a colored dress, did you wear the same color as your bridesmaids? I’m a little concerned that in pictures and the like, I would blend in a little too much with my maid of honor, who would probably be wearing the same color. On one hand I think it would look pretty cool, because she’s my best friend for us to match. On the other I’m just afraid I wouldn’t stand out. Our wedding colors are blue and orange so my other alternative would be to wear an orange gown (the dress line has a lovely light orange color) but I’m a little unsure how that would look great with my skin tone. My Fiance thinks if I go the route of a colored dress it will look fine because the dresses I am looking at look extremely bridal (they have trains and everything) and my Maid/Matron of Honor is probably going to be wearing a cocktail length dress.
Post # 3
I think that it looks special and bridal, in the style, will make it stand out. I think color sounds great and fun. I would say, just my opinion 2 cents, have your maids wear another color – same level of brightness or pastel, – just a different color.
Post # 4
My dress was light gold and my BMs wore navy. A light orange could be interpreted as gold…
Post # 6
Kate and Pippa wore the same colors. It was obvious who the bride was.
Sounds like it would be obvious with you and your Maid/Matron of Honor as well.
Post # 7
I would suggest getting a different color than the bridesmaid. It could be within the same family, but I think having a different color will have you “standout” even more. Like your Fiance said, yours will standout regardless because it will probably be a more elaborate design, alternately if you decide to wear the same color you can give your bridesmaid some type of sash to make your dress pop some more,.
Post # 8
Is it a dark blue? A bright blue? or a soft blue? Do you have a picture of the dress?
I wouldn’t do the same color mainly because even if yours has a train if it was originially meant to be a bridesmaids dress it might not have the same wow factor.
If you did a Robin’s Egg blue dress, what about putting your bridesmaids in Pool or Indigo in a short dress then added an orange crinoline or sash in Persimmon. With orange flowers I think that would look beautiful. Or maybe do the BM’s with something with a pattern.
Post # 9
@Cem0930: I’m wearing a deep red dress and my BMs will be wearing navy blue and white. I think it’s up to you if you want to match. Stylistically it’s probably a good idea (ie my dress is 50s style, so I made sure my Bridesmaid or Best Man were too) but colour isn’t so important. I think it’s whatever you think looks best and whatever you’re comfortable in. People will definitly know who the bride is either way 😉
Post # 10
@2ndtime: Great point! Part of me thinks it will look so great matching my Maid/Matron of Honor.
Post # 11
@kala_way: I’m looking at a bright blue.
That is one of the two Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses that I’m looking at. I like the bit of white accent because it kind of reverses the traditional accented dresses.
This is the original that caught my eye and I do think it looks a bit more “bridal”. I am also still looking at color accented dresses. Of course there’s always the chance that I’ll fall in love with a white or ivory dress but at this point I like the idea of being a little different.