Post # 1
This is my wedding party “mock up” based on the wedding colors gray, yellow, red and white. The bridesmaids are choosing their own gray dresses and their own yellow shoes. I am accessorizing them with a gray sparkly headband and….. heres the trouble:
Three of my five bridesmaids have extensive arm tattoos which my future mother in law suggest are covered for the wedding ceremony. To do this we have considered yellow pashminas. My concern is that the amount of yellow in this wedding will overwhelm the groomsmen’s red cravats.
So, do you think I should say scrap it to the pashminas all together?
Go white pashminas to match my dress?
Go black pashminas to match the groomsmen suits?
Or go with the yellow pashminas?
Or do you have other suggests for “nuetralizing” the amount of color on the bridesmaids?
Post # 3
You chose your bridesmaids because you love them. not because they do or do not have body art.
Post # 4
@yellowballoon: If you want to cover for the ceremony (also good if its religious)
then why not have them wear a red pashmina to add that red pop? I’m going to guess the guys have black suits, grey vests and red tie/squares so then it would still tie in
Post # 5
Do you care if her tattoos are showing? If not than I would her your Future Mother-In-Law that it doesn’t bother you and it’s your wedding, not hers. If it does bother you that much you prob shouldn’t have picked her. I agree that tha pashminas would be yellow overkill.
Post # 6
It is a fairly informal wedding (not religious in anyway) in a vineyard. The tattoos I’m fine with (I have them as well but not as obviously placed). As you say, I chose them for love not for their arms 🙂
I think i just need to come to terms that my Future Mother-In-Law isn’t going to like anything in regards to the bridesmaids (she doesn’t like the color gray and she doesn’t like that they are choosing their own).
I am increasingly feeling like whatever color the shawls/pashminas are, is going to overpower every other color in the wedding.
What do you think of a black thin cardigan instead?
Post # 7
@yellowballoon: yes, I vote thin black cardigan. Get a really thin cashmere, it will blend right in and the girls will have them forever, perfect Bridesmaid or Best Man present.
Post # 8
@yellowballoon: i would say red to bring the BMs and GMs together. right now the girls are grey and yellow and the boys are red and black.
give the girls some red.
Post # 9
If you are worried about having one colour overwhelm the bridal party outfits, you could pick two pashmina colours that work well together, and just have the girls in alternating colours for the pashminas. We did that using red and gray pashminas for a wedding party I was in once, and it looked great!
Post # 10
I agree with the black vote!