(Closed) Help! Do the bridemaid dresses need to match my decor?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@mellyc:  1. Did they specifically say they did not want to wear brown? 2. You could put them in a magenta/fuschia colored dress, no?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What do you want them to wear? I had two cute skirts made for my girls on etsy and they chose whatever tops they wanted to wear. I’ve seen a lot of blogs nowadays where the bridesmaids wear different styles and colors even within the same wedding. 

I think it boils down to how matching you want your wedding to be. Some people really want their decor and outfits to be 100% coordinated while others go for more a more diverse range of shades. I do not think that champagne would be weird at all I think it would look very lovely paired with chocolate and magenta/fuscia accents. 

I think that there are no “rules.” There is tradition, and while I respect that some people are really into tradition and it can be very lovely. I also think that there are a wide range of things that fit into the category of “bridesmaid wear.”

 

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, so glad you asked this. I’m struggling (somewhat) with the same issue. Our colors are dark brown, cream, and mettalics and partially picked because of our venue decor. I gave up finding right shade of brown that didn’t look cheap, weird, etc and just decided to do black for the Bridesmaid or Best Man. The guys are wearing black tuxes, and who wants to match table cloths ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the dresses should match the general tone of the wedding (casual vs formal vs vintage and so on), but the colors don’t really matter.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding where the BMs’ dresses did not match the decor colors… I realize lots of blogs are doing the mismatched idea – just get dresses in a general color scheme, etc… 

But I haven’t actually seen that idea break into the general public.  I know, in wedding world, it’s very common – But I’ve never actually seen it done… 

I would probably put them in the magenta/fuschia color… Or use champagne or cream or something… But then I would incorporate champagne/cream into your decor too ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m struggling with this, too! Everything was turquoise turquoise turquoise, then I found two coral Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I’ve decided to just add some coral ribbon to the ivory/gray/turquoise decor and call it a day.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I totally agree with delirium.megansas long as they match the overall feeling of the wedding. I would say stay away from cream or ivory Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses though, a little too bridal.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Any neutral will work.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think they should match your decor, atleast one color of it atleast… I think it would be weird if it didnt, you want your girls to fit in to the wedding, one the point of choosing colors and schemes is for your girls, just my opinion. but hey, its your day, do what you want.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with the other bees the colors of your BM’s should somewhat match your wedding overall theme. That isn’t to say you can’t go with another color! You can do whatever you want but I’m personally really into the matching and I’ve never been to a wedding where the BM’s dresses don’t compliment or match the overall wedding theme.

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