- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
Hi all! I’ve been staring at online fabric swatches and googling images for days now and have concluded that I need your help!
My bridesmaids will be wearing lux chiffon dresses by Dessy and After Six. They will choose any of the floor length chiffon dresses from Dessy or After Six (the chiffon comes from the same fabric so even though the lines are different the fabric and color are the same) and I just need to choose a color for them. I’ve decided I want to do a light gray but there are so many variations of gray that I’m beyond confused!
Originally I had planned on platinum after seeing those little fabric swatches at my bridal store, but my Maid/Matron of Honor sent me a picture wearing a platinum dress and it’s darker than I had hoped. She sent me a picture of another dress that seemed like a nice light gray to me but I was told it is taupe. I always thought taupe was more brown. So after staring at Dessy’s lux chiffon swatches online (http://www.dessy.com/accessories/lux-chiffon-swatches/), I’ve concluded that I should probably choose from taupe, oyster, frost, or platinum. If my eyes are correct, taupe and oyster seem warmer (taupe being the darker of the two), and frost and platinum seem cooler (platinum being the darker of these two). What do you guys think?
I’ve attached a picture of my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress inspiration. Looking at it now, I’m thinking frost might be the closest (didn’t even see that when I was at the store), but you know how online swatches and real life don’t always match.
I wish I could see these in person, but I’m overseas (BMs are stateside and I’m in Korea!). I won’t be back home to see the dresses until August and my wedding’s in September! I need to choose a color as soon as possible so my BMs can order their dresses and get alterations done. (And we might have to have a dress shipped to Korea for a possible Bridesmaid or Best Man here.) I’d appreciate any information anyone might have!
Also, my Maid/Matron of Honor was told that we should order our BMs dresses together so the dresses are all made from the same color lot or there might be a 5% difference in color. Is this really important? With bridesmaids in different states and countries and me being in Korea, I don’t want to bother someone in the states with having to order everyone’s dresses and shipping them out for everyone. I thought if we chose a brand like Dessy then the girls could get their dresses from any bridal store near them (that carries Dessy) and they’d still have the same color dress.