HELP! Bridesmaids don’t like dress color

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Should I change the color?

    No, it's you're wedding! You already compromised a bit.

    Yes! (Explain Below)

    Other (Explain Below)

  • Post # 2
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

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    spallas14 :  who’s buying them? Are you? Or are they?

    Post # 3
    2343 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018


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    spallas14 :  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
    1196 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1995

    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
    60 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    1496 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I’m sorry, but that pink is so in your face. Can you go with a dusty rose instead?

    Post # 8
    7847 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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
    725 posts
    Busy bee

    Meh. I’m not personally a fan of that color but it’s one day. They’ll be fine.

    Post # 10
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    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
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

     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
    6798 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

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    spallas14 :  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
    2044 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
    2932 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    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
    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    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. 

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