Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
Help! I have four bridesmaids, all of whom are my sisters. We have a very mixed family (devorces, step parents, adoptions) but we get along mostly well. Apprently two of my sisters don’t like the candy pink color I have chosen for my bridesmaids dresses. Due to our mixed background, these two particular sisters are ALOT older than me like 16-18 years older. They didn’t say anything to me about it, and one of them has even said it’s my wedding I should be able to choose. Sometimes my mom can blow things a bit out of proportion with good intentions but I’m worried. On one hand, one of my sisters had a pink wedding dress in the past in light colors similar to my colors, and they could get tans (as it is a summer wedding). But I don’t want them to be uncomfortable. I really wanted uniform dresses but due to the age differences of my bridesmaids I compromised. Am I wrong for not wanting to compromise on this? Pink is my faviorite color and I’ve always wanted it in my wedding but I don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortbale. If you want to see the color look on http://www.azazie.com for candy pink. Please help!
Post # 2
who’s buying them? Are you? Or are they?
Post # 3
What exactly did you compromise on?
I personally don’t like that color of pink, but if I was in a wedding and that was the chosen color I’d just suck it up and go along with it, which it sounds like thats what your sisters are doing since they haven’t made any complaints to you directly.
ETA have you considered a different pink? I like that blush pink, it’s not so loud, maybe consider letting them choose a different shade of pink?
Post # 4
I’m guessing when you say you’ve compromised already, you mean they are allowed to choose their own dress style?
I would stand firm on the color. It’s your wedding.
Post # 5
Your wedding, your dream, your color. They can get over it.
I picked a color for my wedding and literally every person involved complained about it. I changed my colors. It’s THE biggest regret I have. I should have stuck to my guns.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
I’ve worn colours I hate as a bridesmaid even when I had to buy the dress because it’s what the bride chose.
Post # 7
I’m sorry, but that pink is so in your face. Can you go with a dusty rose instead?
Post # 8
Honestly, every other color pink offered on that web site is prettier and more flattering.
It sounds as if your sisters mentioned something to your mother and your mother is stirring the pot. If you really, really want that color and all your bridesmaids are willing to wear it, then they are willing to wear it. If you are open to a different shade of pink please check out the blushing pink, rose petal or pearl pink.
Post # 9
Meh. I’m not personally a fan of that color but it’s one day. They’ll be fine.
Post # 10
I’ve worn lots of dresses and colors as a bridesmaids that I’ve hated, but I just do it because it’s not my day and I love the bride. I survived.
But that’s just me.
Post # 11
I clicked, expecting to see some garish fluro pink but it’s a totally fine, mid pink. I mean it’s young and girlish looking which could be what’s putting the sisters off if they are 30’s/40’s, they might feel they look a bit ‘mutton dressed as lamb’. But if they didn’t say anything, don’t worry about it.
Post # 12
I hate pink but it’s your wedding. If I were in it, I’d just suck it up. That said, I wanted orange but did recognize that it’s not a good look for everyone- my bestie would have looked horrible. So I chose navy and used orange as an accent color.
Maybe consider if a modification or different shade will look better with skin tones, but if it’s just not a color they like, especially since they didn’t talk to you directly, just keep moving forward with your plans.
Post # 13
I actually really love that color, it is appropriate for a summer wedding, and I think it tends to flatter a lot of complexions.
My personal feelings aside, it’s your wedding so you choose the colors. I didn’t want a satin navy blue dress, or a plum strapless dress, or a tan strapless dress, but they are in my closet because of weddings. That’s just how it is. You should be able to have the color you want guilt free…though if you want to cater to your bridesmaids’ preferences, maybe you can give them 2 different pink options, such as candy pink and blushing pink. The color differences could look interesting and cute.
Post # 14
It’s your wedding, it doesn’t really matter what colors everyone else likes. Even if a color is hideous (which I don’t think your candy pink is), bridesmaids wear the dress once and they never have to wear it again. You on the other hand, will be staring at your wedding photos for the rest of your life. My husband and I really liked hunter green and blush for our wedding colors and everyone had an opinion about it, we ultimately decided to stick to our guns and I am SOOOO glad that we did.
Post # 15
Stick with the color. You will regret it if you don’t. They will only be wearing it a few hours, but you’ll be looking and thinking back on your wedding for years to come. I love pink and I don’t think it’s a bad shade. I have also worn dresses I wasn’t crazy about as a bridesmaid, but it was what the brides wanted and that was what was important.