Post # 1
Looking for some pictures/suggestions/really anything involving mismatched bridesmaid dresses…also wondering how that works with the groom and groomsmen….the colors are gray and teal/turquoise/lighter shades of blue. The bridal party is kind of on our own to find a dress that matches the colors she will give…but the bride is wondering what the guys should do…also wondering how many colors to let everyone pick from. I suggested doing two in each color, there are eight bridesmaids. Just wondering what your suggestions are. I attached a picture below..that is kind of what shes looking for but the blues aren’t exactly her shades..
Post # 2
kstir2015 : If I were going to have mismatched dresses and colors, I would have them all be different. Having two of each gives a rigidity to the look which is the opposite of mismatched.
For the men, it really depends on the formality of the wedding. There are only so many looks you can do with grey tuxedos or suits. If the men own grey suits, they could all wear their own. The groom could gift them mismatched ties in the wedding colors.
If the wedding is more casual, the guys could wear grey pants and mismatched shirts, or the same shirt and mismatched ties or suspenders.
Post # 3
kstir2015 : we did mismatched for the girls and classic black tuxes for the guys. Everything looks good with a tux!
Post # 4
kstir2015 : we did both mismatched bridemaids and mismatched groomsmen.
Post # 5
julies1949 : That looks cool with the ties! I’ll have to show her!!
Post # 6
catskillsinjune : That all looks so good together! Very classy!!
Post # 7
kstir2015 : thanks! we wanted to make it easy on everyone/give everyone the opportunity to wear something they liked and might wear again so going mismatched just made sense. basically, we told the guys (and groomswoman) any grey suit, and the bridesmaids were to wear something in the “blush family” that was beaded/embellished. they all wore adriana papell dresses, fwiw (the matron of honor is in a badgley mischka dress from RTR as she was very pregnant and so it was easier to get the right size at the last minute)
Post # 8
We did these two dresses (https://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_long-one-shoulder-bridesmaid-dress-with-ruffles-vw360274_long-bridesmaid-dresses and https://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_v-neck-wrapped-bodice-dress-with-satin-belt-vw360189_long-bridesmaid-dresses) in colors murcury, pewter, and sterling (shades of grey). The grooms side all wore blue pants, white shirts, grey colored vests, and blush ties. So…I guess our ladies were mix and match, and our gents were more uniform. We did have 2 bridesmaids (total 6)in each color but varied between the two dress styles.
Post # 9
I was maid of honorin a wedding with mismatched dresses. We picked out own dresses on our own. I just let the girls know it needed to be around knee length in the mint/seafoam/pale green-blue color family and sent lots of inspiration pictures so we were on the same page. We sent each other pictures as we bought our dresses, and luckily they all looked great together the day-of imo! Bride was happy with how it turned out 🙂
It’s hard to tell in the pic, but the groomsmen have 2 different shades of bowties. They also have mismatched boutinieres which I thought was a cute touch and helped them from looking too formal next to the BMs.
Post # 10
We’re doing mismatched dresses but all within a very tightly controlled color family. (Basically shades of neutral mauve which are pretty close other than variation from designer to designer.). Fiance wants all of his groomsmen in the same color bow tie. We’re still figuring out what they will be because for some reason he loves super saturated colors, while I prefer softer neutrals so trying to figure out a darker option that would go with mauve (or whether he’ll choose our accent color).