(Closed) I’m in a dress pickle.

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Tell your Fiance not to read:-)

Your dress to me is really light, fun, and while elegant… it’s not like a satin ballgown… Depending on the time of the wedding and the reception it could go either way with black.  I’m leaning towards black being too much though :-/

It’s not jerky… things change!

Stay away from grey… at least, I know I would look incredibly dead in grey 🙂 I like grey suits on men but dresses dont really do it for me 🙁

I’m loving those dresses you linked too!  Pick a color and length and let the girls choose… I love the way pictures look when there’s different styles.  OR, pick a style and then let the girls choose from a selected color (but don’t let everyone choose the same.) i.e. 2 choose yellow, 2 choose blue, etc… whatever the colors.

At least, those are my thoughts.  At first I gasped because I thought something went wrong with the customizing of your dress proportions! lol.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hear ya.  I’m deciding on purple or black.  For my poorer bridesmaids, black is cheaper and easier than saying, “how about you choose the style but it’s still a purple satin dress” 🙂 But then, I don’t want them to blend in with guests…

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think I remember you posting a while back about black dresses with colored shoes and I remember thinking the idea was awesome!  I wore a long black Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to my best friend’s wedding in August, and since her wedding was more formal and in a ballroom it fit perfectly!  I also saw this recently and LOVED it:

http://100layercake.com/blog/archives/3117

I could totally see your girls rockin their own unique color

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

(sorry I hit enter before finishing)

I am a huge fan of the re-wearable-and-classy black dress as a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, but I think especially since you are subsidizing the dresses then you could go for something wilder if you wanted.  

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

1)While I think black+colored shoes still works, I think your dress is too “fresh” and I think a little more color would definitely be nice! Not necessary, but I think your dress has a fun side to it, is a little whimsical, and I think the “new” dresses go nicely.

2) Do you mean are you being jerky to the girls? I think it’s your wedding and it’s not a big deal…you could do colored dresses with black shoes and black accessories. Oooo black pearls =].

3) i think dark gunmetal gray is WAY gorgeous and chic. You could still do colored shoes, too, but shades of charcoal and gunmetal are always nice. Not as “harsh” as black, but still in with the theme…i think if you’re going to do black or gray, do a nice shade of gray. Or, let the girls pick their own shade and they can vary a little. It IS less harsh in the summer, but I gander that your event is formal enough that black is suitable, too

4) those don’t “look” like actual bridesamid dresses. I think they’re really lovely. hopefully just not too $$ unless your friends are ok with spending more money

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

ohhhh girl i feel you on this.

i started out thinking the same thing “oh it will probably be LBDs to keep the costs down” since i know that half of my BM’s are strapped for cash.

but i picked my dress, and my venue, and yeah… dont want LBD’s anymore! i really want them all in latte or chocolate colored dresses and know exactly the designer (or did before i saw the site you put up they are GORGEOUS) and would let them pick the style.

i feel like a tool because i wanted to keep costs low, but if i go the way i want, it will end up being around $160 per dress. which isnt that expensive really, but i still feel guilty asking them to pay that much. if i end up going that route, i might try and subsidize the dresses by $50 or something and make that their Bridesmaid or Best Man gift (unless thats tacky LOL)

but then again – how many weddings have i been to and how many dresses have i forked out $300+ for dresses i never wore again? *sigh*

bottom line: In My Humble Opinion – i think your idea with the dresses is spectacular – with that gorgeous dress, unless you are doing a black and white monochomatic wedding, i think it would look a bit harsh. Like someone said earlier, maybe do shades of grey? i think if grey like white – where different shades look better on different people = and its a neutral so its not like they couldnt wear it again. and it would make the pallette more interesting.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve seen your dress in another post, and I think black would definintely be too harsh! Your dress is so super floaty and ethereal! I’d do pretty light colors… do they have to match, or can you give them swatched of the colors you were thinking of (pink, purple, aqua, light blue?) and let them decide which of the colors they want to wear?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I loved the dresses linked to by peanutlovespumpkin

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

if color is what you want go for color! although if you go they grey route you can have bright flowers????

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think those dresses are great!!!!! I love the bright colored ones.

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