Post # 1
Okay, so I’m getting married in October, the ceremony will be outside followed by an indoor reception. Everyone keeps telling me to have a fall colored wedding, but I love color tooo much. I want something like this. (I made this as a reminder to myself of the stlye for the wedding) They have suggested grey bridesmaid dresses with different shoes, but I haven’t seen grey dreses I have really loved that would also be affordable to them.
Does this make sense to anyone? I mean, I put it on our website but apparently my maids aren’t getting it.
I want everything to look vintage, but not washed out vintage, actually sort of dated. With books and lanterns, and no particular colors?? I’m not sure if this makes sense or not. It also doesn’t help that I have no clue what to do with the centerpieces.
Post # 3
I get it! I love the vintage / rustic look that seems to becoming increasingly popular. If your maids aren’t liking the idea. . . what if you did a solid color dress, with each girl wearing different color shoes and carrying a matching bouquet? You could also have the guy’s boutonnieres and ties to match their girl!
Post # 4
@DarthBetty: I did something similar actually! But with shades of blue and green. I assigned each of my bridesmaids a shade and told them to go vintage: 50s or 60s. Then I made them a board with examples. It worked out great!
I think if you want color, go for it. There’s no reason your wedding has to be “fall colors” just because it’s in October.
By the way, as another route, there is also an Etsy seller who will make a range of custom, different bridesmaid dresses that all go together…and I think they’re pretty cheap, like $90 each. I’ll try to find the link for you.
ETA: Here is the Etsy seller: http://www.etsy.com/listing/116621024/mismatched-bridesmaid-dresses-dress
Post # 5
@madteaparty: It also helps that vintage-doing you wedding saves so much money if done correctly. I’m a wedding photographer in the south, and people go for a barnsy look a lot, but I want crazy vintage mad men, geek, plus more crazy.
@RexManningDay: I have that etsy seller saved! We were also thinking of going with eshakti, because one of my maids of honor is plus size like myself, and that would be a good choice for her as well.
Those are great ideas. I’m trying really hard to create a sense of individuality, but still still collectivism? If that makes sense, and if I spelled it correctly. This is where I got my entire idea. Totally stealing it from one of my fashion idols.
Post # 6
Too. Funny. Christina Hendricks’ wedding is exactly where I got my inspiration too! I remember seeing it three years ago and filing it away. It’s perfection.