Post # 1
Here is the color palette I ADORE.
For reference, this is my dress:
The color palette is all yellow and ivory, but since I’m getting married in the spring in Ohio, I don’t want to ask my BMs to wear yellow since it will probably not do anything for them. I am totally stuck on an alternate color.
My ideal bridesmaid dress scenario is that each of the 4 girls finds a dress that is in their budget and possibly rewearable, coordinated so that they look good standing in a group but so they could also be mistaken for just being guests. I want the dress(es) to be knee-length and soft and feminine. But I don’t know what color!
Any input would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
What about a pale pink or even a champagne? Alfred Angelo also has a really pretty gold color that might be nice!
Post # 4
I love the idea of champagne or gold! You’re an angel for not wanting to put your girls in yellow. My Maid/Matron of Honor is convinced that when her wedding rolls around we’re all going to be in yellow! 😛 And we’re all asian…not really too funny…
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Post # 6
The “ivory” to me looks like a really light pink, but I suppose that could be my monitor….
I agree with @jo.lee that a pale pink would look nice with those colours, especially with antique gold accents. You could also do ivory & gold dresses (or gold with ivory trim if you don’t want them wearing a “white” shade). I don’t really think that gold is a very “yellow” colour, but I suppose it would depend if you could find dresses in a “non-yellow” shade or not.
Post # 7
@jo.lee: I agree, a pink, ivory or champagne would be lovely. Brown would go well with the pallet aswell but it’s a bit sombe for a spring wedding.
ETA: Your gown is beautiful btw!
Post # 8
I really like the blush pink, but if you and the girls aren’t into pink then I’d do a light champagne color. I had to wear a yellow bm dress and it was atriocious (her colors were yellow and silver). We all hated it, but wore it with a smile and didn’t complain. But we looked like ears of corn walking down that aisle!
Post # 9
I love the idea of blush pink Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. But dont worry about it not doing anything for them. I wore yellow as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and we all looked ok, and I’m just about as pale as they come.
Post # 10
if you dont want to do yellow gold or champagne is nice. My sis made us wear yellow and I was dreading it till we found our dress ( we got to pick) picture kate hudson on the cover of how to lose a guy in 10 days. It is SUCH a pretty dress. Our dresses were similar. I am darker skin tone and yellow looks great on me and my sis the other bm is fair skinned, looked great on her. Just a thought if you do stick with yellow. yellow can be scary or elegant.
Post # 11
I agree with PP that a blush pink or champagne would look good with your palette. I also really like the idea of a very pale, dusty blue, like super pale periwinkle- I think it would go nicely with the pale yellows and ivories. Like the blue color that’s on the top right corner of your color palette collage.
Post # 12
@Jenniphyr: The “ivory” on perfect palette always looks pink on my monitor also.
To the OP:You could find a dress that has ivory or cream on the bodice and yellow on the skirt. More women can wear yellow if it is not near their face.
Dessy has this dress:
Post # 13
A beautiful cornflower blue would look lovely against the neutral and yellow/gold/ivory canvas of your wedding colors.
Post # 14
I think you should go with a grey bridesmaid dress 🙂
Post # 15
I vote grey or pink!
On a side note, I LOVE your wedding dress!
Post # 16
You could also give your girls paint chips that reflect your color palette and let them choose their own dresses with some guidelines re fabric and style from you.
A variety of soft prints would be lovely:
This one is a brighter but a great example of mismatched dresses with colors that link to a chosen palette