Post # 1
We are planning to get married in April 2013 – and I desperately need help with bridesmaid colors! I am South Asian with medium brown skin, and one of my bridesmaids is slightly fairer than me and the other a few shades more tanned than me. I am also 5′ and petite and both bridesmaids are taller and look bigger than me. I plan to wear ivory or off-white.
I am getting married in church and then hosting a garden reception in the evening at a location bordering a lagoon – so I have what I always wanted, a outdoor venue with a beautiful garden and water alongside it!
I have gone through various color combos like yellow/green or champagne or burnt orange…but after a few days none of them seem to work in my head, as my bridesmaids and I will be wearing saris – which is a full length outfit and all of these bright colors look like “too much” when translater into sari form.
My problem is finding a color palette that will suit both my bridesmaids and flatter them , as well as the location and the timing of the event. Does anyone out there have any suggestions?
Please help! Im desperate and need to finalise a color theme soon – as everything else, flowers, decor and invitations are on hold till I figure out the colors! Help!!!
Post # 3
perhaps take your bm’s shopping and try on lots of dresses & find something flattering that everyone can agree on & go from there. Just because you think burnt orange sounds like it won’t work, it might – or just because light pink sounds horrendous, it might be just what you’re looking for…
i mean try on saris, not dresses
Post # 4
Have you thought about maybe shopping around for saris first and letting that define your colour scheme?
Post # 5
@Aprilbride_4181: The garden you are having your wedding at, do you know what flowers and colours will be in bloom that time of year? That may be a starting point, picking up the colours that will be around you.
Post # 7
@Aprilbride_4181: Thanks ladies – and one more question! I am having a little girl in the party who is 6 years old, so cant really call her a flower girl! From most of the pics Ive seen, the little girl, people usually have the bridesmaids in color and the little girl in white or ivory to match the bride. What do you guys think?
Post # 8
how about pastel colour, if they have those colour in sari, as I have seen most sari are bright colour, and they look wonderful. maybe you can have them wear light coloured sari as their skin colour is a bit tan. good luck
Post # 9
that’s totally fine for a flowergirl. Perhaps, when you get the sari blouses made you can ask them to keep the fabric they don’t use and you can make a sash for the flowergirl dress or use it to make a hairpiece for her, so that she still matches the rest of the bridal party a bit.
As far as colours for your BM’s go, perhaps pick one colour and let them choose a shade that works for them. I was recently in a wedding where we all wore varying shades of purple saris. It was gorgeous!