Post # 1
I’m having a formal wedding in August, with the ceremony and reception to take place at cathedrals.
The bridesmaids would most likely be wearing long dresses, hopefully something light and airy so they won’t be too hot when we take pictures outside. Otherwise, everything else will be indoors.
So far, I’m liking the following:
navy/blush/gold accents – bridesmaids in navy, groomsmen in a shade of gray
plum/silver – bridesmaids in silver, groomsmen in a shade of gray
yellow/gray – bridesmaids in ___ color? I know yellow is not flattering on everyone and if the girls are in gray, it will be too much with the groomsmen also in gray.
Any other color ideas would be appreciated. I think I prefer the darker colors because to me, it looks more formal.
Post # 3
@Buckeyegirl: Of the colors you posted I really like the first navy /blush/gold accents the best. My 2nd choice would be the yellow and gray. It think it would be ok to have them both in gray if you don’t want to do yellow.
If you had them both in grey you could do really bright yellow bouquets to break it up a bit
or you could have the girls in a very light gray silvery color like below and the suits a darker grey
Post # 4
I think any of the color palettes are pretty, but if you want to do a long dress, a dark color might look too wintery for August. Honestly, you only get married once (hopefully), and if it is really what you want I would just do it, but the bridesmaids might look a little out of place in pictures in long dark navy blue gowns when the background of the photos clearly shows it is warm out. I would maybe choose blush, a light buttery yellow, or a light silver or gray for the bridesmaids, or choose a short dress. Our colors are dark purple and yellow. My girls weren’t a fan of the yellow. Like you said, it doesn’t work for everyone (and I had all really pale girls like myself), but if you find the right shade of yellow it can. I saw a photo from a friends wedding and she had floor length light yellow- it wasn’t pasteley though, more like the color of butter, and it looked beautiful. We ended up going with dark plum short dresses with bright yellow roses to make it look summery. We had some ideas about color like you, but we ended up picking the colors after a trip to the florist. He showed us flowers in all the prospective colors and we clearly liked the purple/yellow option best. Others have done that with the bridesmaids dresses. Once you make one decision everything else comes together
Post # 5
i’m partial to silver and plum, but i also think that’s more winter-ish.
i’d choose navy/blush/gold for a summer wedding 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I would have voted navy/blush/gray, but long navy bridesmaid dresses just didn’t sit well with me. A dark color in the middle of the summer and you want me to stand outside for photos and soak in the heat? Please, be kind.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Navy, blush, and gold but put the ladies in blush and the men in navy or dark gray.
Post # 8
What if you did navy, yellow, ivory and gray? Kinda like this bouquet
Post # 9
Wouldnt blush pink bridesmaids dresses wash a lot of girls out? I feel like this is a hard color to wear and doesn’t always look great
Post # 10
I got married this past August and my colors were plum, lavendar and blush pink:) it look beautiful and the BM’s dresses were silk chiffon so very light 🙂
Post # 11
This is tough. I’m pretty equally split between 1 and 3. I love the navy, and the grey and yellow is so great too.
Post # 12
What about plum, blush, and gold?
Post # 13
@weddingbound: I vote navy, blush and gold. It seems like it’s your favourite and it would work best with the wedding party. Sometimes navy and gold seem like they are more evening wedding colors, but I’m sure you can make it work.
On the subject of colors that can be hard to wear, I would proceed with caution on navy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I don’t get this idea that navy is a universally easy color to wear, it really washes me out.
@Eckle: That’s a really gorgeous bouquet but isn’t it more kind of fall-ish?
Post # 14
@Buckeyegirl: I voted for navy, blush and gold, but agree with others that long navy bridesmaid dresses may not work in August. My wedding was this past August and I used rose pink, gold and white, however I put the groom and groomsmen in navy suits. The bridesmaids wore rose pink long dresses. It looked great! PM me if you would like pictures.
Post # 15
@Eckle: That is a really pretty bouquet. I haven’t considered that combination.
@Firemansgirl: I love, love that color dress! So plum CAN be done in August! I love the look of the bridal party in general.
@Jamieg: I haven’t thought about this, but it sounds pretty to me. I tried to google it and nothing really came up, so I’m having a hard time imagining it. I think I may like this better than plum/silver, because like another bee said, that is more of a winterish feel.
@Ruby-Redshoes: There’s something about this color combo that I love. Our reception will be in the evening, starting around 6 pm and going all night. My aunt has also expressed concerns about navy dresses not being flattering on all the girls.
As of now, I am thinking the top two are the plum or navy.
Post # 16
@Buckeyegirl: thanks so much!!