Post # 1
So I finally ordered my dress (see below) and decided to be brave and go with the non-white dress. However, now I have a bit of a dilemma. What should my bridesmaids wear? Originally I was going to have them in either dark purple or light blue since those were our wedding colors. Now, we may expand our palette with navy, gold, and tourquoise since we’re basically just going for colors that match the beautiful stain glass windows of the church.
So should I keep the original idea for bridemaids colors? Should they were dark purple? Light blue? Or maybe we should all match and put them in navy? Gold? Silver (my dress has silver accents)?
My Fiance also came up with the funny idea of having them wear white or ivory instead. It’s almost amusing enough to be tempting. Can you imagine? Someone would ask “Well, which one is the bride” and we’d answer “The one in blue!”.
Also we are doing much decoration to the church itself. It doesn’t need it. I think the only flowers are going to mine and bm bouqets. I was thinking of carring white irises and then having the girls carry dark purple or blue irises. So what do you think?
Also, I made the decision very early on that I wanted my bms to pick their own dresses. There isn’t going to be a limitation on length, style, or material; just color. But I want the color paletee to be complimentary. I love the way mix-matched dresses in the same color scheme work. They may not even pick traditional bm dresses. They may be prom style or cocktail type dresses. I don’t like traditional bm dresses from bridal lines too much.
Post # 3
I was initially thinking of a silver/platinum color for the brides maids
Post # 4
I like them in silver. Or platinum even.
Post # 5
I think having the maids in silver with dark flowers would be stunning!
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I definitely think silver/platinum would look best!
Post # 7
I was thinking grey/silver as well, especially since the embroidery on your gown is silver.
Post # 8
I vote silver; definitely not light blue-it isn’t the most flattering hue on all body types. 🙂
Post # 9
I agree, silver is your best option.
Post # 10
I love the silver idea and your dress is absolutely stunning.
Post # 11
I agree with the ladies above. Silver or plantinum would look great and compliment the details on your dress so well.
Post # 12
I agree with silver or grey. But, you could definitely do white!
I’ve seen this done before. A bride I know wore a pink dress and had all her bridesmaids in white. It was a beautiful wedding, so I’m sure no matter what you decide it will look great!
Post # 13
Keep in mind that many people cannot wear silver or platinum without looking washed out. The same goes for gold. Anyone can wear black although that may be too dark for what you are looking for. Dark purple would be fine.
Post # 14
Silver would be a stunning combination.
Post # 15
I think white bridesmaids dresses would be pretty!
Post # 16
I think whatever color you decide to do, whether silver or blue or what-not, it should be a lighter color. That will create more of a contrast against your dress, kind of like the reverse contrast to a white wedding dress against darker colors.
I vote silver or lighter blue.