(Closed) Matching bridesmaid dresses, that don’t match the groomsmen?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Mismatched bridesmaids and groomsmen look...
    Awesome as long as the colours compliment each other : (25 votes)
    81 %
    Weird, don't do this! : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Meh...I have a better suggestion that I've mentioned below : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    3254 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that as long as the colors aren’t total opposites, it would be fine. The “mismatched” look is really popular right now.

    Post # 4
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we did this for the same reason. this is the only pic i have on my phone to post right now.

    Post # 5
    5 posts

    I don’t think it would be weird but if you still wanted to tie it together somehow you could always add a pale yellow sash to the bridesmaid dresses (depending on the style of your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.) Or you could have a lot of pale yellow flowers in their bouquets and have the guys wear the same corally pink boutineers.

    Post # 6
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i voted “meh” and here’s why: there is absolutely no reason why you’re Groomsmen need to wear a tie/vest/whatever in the same color as the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, in fact that tends to look cheap and uninspired.  They definitley should coordinate, but pink and yellow read too “easter sunday” to me so that’s why i voted “meh”.  My girls wore pink, and we just kept the guys in grey suits, black ties which was classic and masculine and looked great!  the ties were black on black stripe with one pop color stripe in a fresh green color, which was nice to add a hit of color in their otherwise neutral outfits.  here’s a couple pics to show:

    Post # 7
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    How about black vest and coral tie?  We are doing black vests and aqua ties.  I like the black vest black tie too.  You could find a black tie with a coral pattern in it.

    Post # 8
    46609 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would go with a neutral vest and a  tie with a stripe or print of coral.

    Post # 9
    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I like the idea of a stripped tie that compliments with a neutral vest. I would suggest maybe a silver vest and a tie like this:


    Post # 10
    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    The colors that you describe aren’t that bad.  I had an ex-friend of mine have the girls in a wine color dress with white trim (it was very pretty) and the guys were in a blood red shirt with black ties.  It was the most horrendous thing that I ever saw.  Thankfully I had already bowed out of the wedding and friendship (but after I bought my dress). I think if I were still friends with the bride when she & her Fiance picked out the grooms colors..we wouldn’t be friends after that!   Then to top it all off..the room where she had the reception had turquoise rug and she had mardi gras beads of greens and reds coming out of a wine glass as her centerpieces.

    As long as your colors flowed and didn’t look like a 4 years fingerpainting project I don’t think you will have an issue.

    Post # 11
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think you can do different colors as long as they complement each other. I went to a wedding where the Groomsmen wore yellow ties/vests and the bridesmaids wore a burnt orange colored dress. The colors looked really pretty together!

    Post # 12
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted for weird because I’ve seen photos of a wedding that did this with blue and orange and I thought it was really unappealing. However, when I thought about it, I realized we did just this. My maids wore light blue dresses with a navy sash and navy shoes and the men wore navy ties and vests with a black tux and a navy and lt. blue printed pocket square. I just can’t picture what shade of yellow you’re refering to. Maybe you could coordinate some acessory to cross over like the girls’ shoes and men’s bouts? Alternatively, can you have the guys wear a more neutral color like a tan or gold instead of yellow?

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