Post # 1
I’m down to the wire and need to order bridesmaid dresses asap. Our groomsmen will be wearing charcoal gray suits. My bridesmaids and I found some charcoal gray dresses that we LOVE, but I’m wondering if it will be TOO MUCH GRAY?
Their bouquets will be pretty colorful (wine, pink and ivory flowers). My sister said to add a pop of color with the shoes and jewelry… but I’m wondering if it will look weird if the 2 grays don’t match, or are too matchy.
I didn’t like the “wine” colored dresses we saw. There were some pretty navy ones, but would like look strange with navy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and wine/pink flowers and gray accents?
Hmm what to do!?
Post # 3
@TCbride1: what are the dresses like? Could you add a belt?
Post # 4
@TCbride1: I am thinking of doing charcoal for the groomsmen and a lighter kind of dove grey for bridesmaids, kind of like this:
Post # 5
Here is the charcoal gray color… But we will be ordering short, not long. And the girls all want different styles (halter, strapless, etc). So I suppose some might look cute with a belt, but others I would have to add a pop of color with jewelry.
Post # 6
i’m planning on grey bm dresses and suits. not sure what combo but here is my pinterest which has a lot of pics of different scenarios.
Post # 7
@emelee: I love the look of the light & dark gray, but we tried some on and the girls said that the light gray washed their skin out.
Post # 8
@TCbride1: I didn’t even think of that! I don’t think charcoal for everyone would be too much though, as long as you had pops of color for flowers, etc. like you said.
Post # 9
we are doing grey suits with purple dresses! def do the grey suits they will look amazing and i tihnk the grey Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses wont be too much
Post # 10
Thanks girls! If you find any pics of dark gray wedding parties, post them! I’ll let you know what we decide. Decisions, decisions…
Post # 11
Personally, the gray dress you posted looks to me like it has blue undertones to it. I think that it will be different enough from the charcoal color of the suits and won’t read monotone in pictures. I love the idea of the greys because your eyes will be drawn to those pops of color in the photos. It will be a very pretty backdrop for fun flowers and shoes!
Post # 12
Ahhhh I had the same dilemma and ended up choosing pale pink Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses instead.
Post # 13
I think the grey is fantastic!
Post # 14
I had the same dilemma, but I think it’s going to look awesome! The Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are a darker charcoal grey and the Groomsmen suits are a lighter grey. We’re accessorizing with yellow and teal, so there will be still be a lot of colour and I think that having the two different greys will contrast.
Any way you can go for maybe lighter grey dresses or suits for contrast?
Post # 15
I think grey is awesome! Here’s one of my inspiration pictures.
Post # 16
We did charcoal gray dresses with light gray suits, and I thought the effect was great! Here is a picture: