Post # 1
I am having my wedding dress made in silk tafetta and I keep going back and forth between colors. I thought i would put it on the boards and see what you lovely ladies think.
I originally wanted an ivory color, but after trying on a blush colored monique lhuillier gown, I just can’t get over it! It is more of a very paly pinky ivory. I LOVE pink and it is one of my wedding colors, but I can’t help but feel like I might regret it later. My gown designer/seamstress says that colored wedding dresses are going to become really popular starting spring of next year and tells me to keep in mind that ivory dresses were once forboden as well and not as traditional as pure white – but now most girls go with an ivory or off white rather than the pure white.
What do you gals think? Since it’s "my day" should I just go with the color I love and not worry about people saying "what the?!" when I walk down the aisle? afterall it isn’t cotton candy pink, it is more like ivory with a hint of pink 😉 I appreicate any comments/thought you can offer! xoxo.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant
I know what gown you are talking about! In October (Breast Cancer Awareness month), Brides Magazine featured a bunch of pink wedding gowns made by the top designers. I remember the ML one being just barely pink, and next to all the other gown, I didn’t think it looked pink at all. So, I think that if pink is one of your color and it’s all around, people won’t even notice that you’re wearing pink at first. It might be one of those things where people don’t realize it until they are up really close to you – and that way it’s less shocking and more, "oh what a nice touch."
So, if you love it, go for it! Best of luck in your decision.
Post # 4
It is YOUR day! Pink makes all skin tones look great, however if you do go with the colored dress, get some pictures in black and white so your wedding doesn’t look "dated".
Post # 5
Since I’m really white (read: opaque) I went with an ivory dress, but you can’t tell at all. And it has a black sash. Yes, black. My mom and sister both freaked out when i told them that, but I loved it and dang it, it’s my wedding day. And then once they saw it, both teared up and the "oh my, you have black in your wedding dress" thought went far far away. I say do what you want!
Post # 6
Thank you all for the words of encouragement!
ooh toucan! that is a great point. i was thinking of having my niece (flower girl) wear ivory with a pink sash (to match my dress color)… and then her mom (my sister) was saying she might want to wear ivory with a pink sash to match her daughter – but then i thought – uhh… what if you look like more of a bride than me? haha. i am going to re-think their colors. my bm’s will be wearing champagne/light gold.
gidget121 – great idea! if i end up not liking the pink in the pictures, having them in balck and white for the larger pictures in the album or even my large/framed print is really a great option that I wasn’t even thinking about.
thanks, again ladies! i feel much better 🙂
Post # 7
Do you mind me asking which "light gold" Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses you choose? I’m looking for something GOLD-ISH…. and have been searching for inspiration but very few Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses come in these colors. (I don’t want tan/latte, more gold)
Post # 8
evelyn, I was planning on choosing a color and letting my BMs choose their own style dress. So far, I have three game plans. 🙂
1. we plan to look at nordstrom and bcbg and laundry after the holidays because I am sure they will have gold dresses on sale after the new year. If this doesn’t work..
2. I like Jim Hjelm Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and they have many silk taffetta dress styles that come in a light gold. not sure how expensive this may be. Finally, if this doesn’t work…
3. I will have them made by my dress maker. She can still coordinate the different styles theyeach Bridesmaid or Best Man may want while making sure to use the same fabric and color.
hope this helps!!
Post # 9
Go for what’s you.Â Gwen Stefani wore that amazing pink gown that I still admire. Good luckÂ
Post # 10
to me, you said it all when you said "after trying on a blush colored monique lhuillier gown, I just can’t get over it! "
And as someone who had all kinds of issues with their dress, etc. you’re not going to regret anything. Sure, when you look back at your wedding day there might be several things you feel like you would have done differently, etc. but you won’t REGRET anything…it’s a day where you celebrate your marriage and it will be all you want it to be. Don’t be help back by the fear of regret about something like that, especially when you love it that much!
Post # 11
haha. thanks again, ladies! i let my designer know that i have decided on the blush color… eek! that is a squeal of nervous excitement. so glad that i finally made a decision, but still a little worried about the "regret" factor (although you all have helped to abate that a lot) i will let you know how it turns out!
Post # 12
@pancy: Hi, Im looking for a seamstress to make my wedding dress; I would love to know who made yours?