Post # 1
I looked around at David’s Bridal since they practically have every color Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and several other bridal boutiques. I loved the Lapis color they had at DB, but I didn’t quite like any of the styles… I went to all the department stores looking at all the special occasions dresses because I was stuck on that Lapis color for quite some time. I even built a complete color scheme with flowers and table settings all around it. But one day when I was casually browsing the Victoria’s Secret website, I stumbled across the Ruched Convertible dress in purple shock at VS and it was PERFECT… well, almost perfect! I loved the dress so much that I even debated on getting one for myself. haha
I wanted each Bridesmaid or Best Man to wear the same color but different styles. This is the same dress that you can wear so many different ways. AND I wanted to them to have something they’d love and wear again after the wedding.
It was, however, a complete different shade of purple, so I decided to bend a little on the color scheme. The other problem with purchasing dresses online is that you never know what color you’re going to get. The colors on photos online are terribly deceiving.
The dresses finally did come in today! I’m so excited to have my girls try it on. As for the color, I was right. The color online and the actual color was totally off. The actual color is a lighter purple, so I guess it’s back to the drawing board for me with colors.
Post # 3
Why don’t you try mixing different shades of purple for your decor. They don’t all have to be completely the same color.
Post # 4
Try dessy them make the convertible dresses in many colors
Post # 5
I’m mixing in different purples (eggplant, lavender, berry) because you’re right there are so many different shades that it would be impossible. I was also inspired by the many pruorple flowers i saw that had a mix of all different shades.
Btw, I love the dress, very cute, and so many different options. Hope they all fit well.
Post # 6
I totally get you, my colors are purple and grey. I ended up deciding to have my ladies in grey (even that color is hard to match) because purple is SO HARD to get right.
I do think the nice thing about pruple, though, is that going monocromatic scales of purple can be really fun. I am staying on the cool side with dusty undertones, but little bits or redder purple or truer purple look fine mixed in as well.
Post # 7
I think that’s what I might end up doing. It’s so hard to let go sometimes of all the brainstorming and work you put into a color scheme.. but it’s good to be flexible. Here was the original color scheme.
Post # 8
I’m having the same problem. I chose Eggplant and I am having the hardest time incorporating it into my wedding. The invitations we decided would be chocolate and cream but perhaps I will print our names in eggplant if it looks ok. Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses will be chocolate but my matron of honor and mothers will be wearing a deep purple dress. I hope.
Dessy does have several different shades of purple for dresses. I am loving Aubergine and African Violet atm.
Post # 9
Is that Jim Hjelm dress your dress?? I LOOOOOOVE that dress! It’s so pretty.
My central color is going to be lavender, and I’m worried about making it work! I don’t like the idea of darker purples with the rest of my color scheme, but it looks like lavender isn’t very ‘hot’ right now for wedding colors, so my choices will be limited. Bah.
Post # 10
I am also having a hard time with purple. i wanted eggplant to be the main color and then a couple of lighter shade and then green. I am having a hard time finding purples that aren’t concord or royal purple aka Barney purple!
Post # 11
Yes, it is. I fell in love with the dress when I tried it on at a trunk show.
It’s hard when you get set on one color.. and when you shop around, you have limited choices. I’m thinking maybe in the spring time, more of the pastel colors will come out.
Post # 12
Welcome to my world. My girls are wearing these shoes and then they are all wearing Bari Jay (http://www.barijay.com) dresses in Jolie Satin in the color passion. They could pick any style, long short, strapless, straps etc. just as long as it was the same fabric and color (just a little of my OCD coming through). My maids couldn’t have been happer. There were roughly 15-20 dresses for the girls to choose from and all of them felt comfortable and…well sexy! Check it out, they were thrilled with the idea of picking their own style especially one that would fit their body best.
Bari Jay has your not so typical bridesmaid’s dresses, which is what I was looking for…hope you find what you’re looking for.
Post # 13
yep, I’m a plum gal myself and am just embracing the different spectrums of purple! love the dress 🙂 PS did you see the “plum” color at David’s? I liked it even better than the lapis, which WAS pretty.
Post # 14
OOh love the shoes! And you’re right, Barijay has a lot of unique looking Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I’m still figuring out what I’m going to do with the shoes. I’m thinking I might go with more silver tones for shoes.. I don’t need them to match, but I keep hearing silver is hard to match too.
I can’t remember if I saw the plum color at DB… but I’m going back this week to check out their dresses again. Who knows, I might just stick with the dress I got in. I had one of my girls try it on for me, and the color looks different in every light… even walking from one room to another. I just hope it will photograph beautifully. 🙂
Post # 15
Our wedding color is lilac 🙂
also, lavender and chocolate brown!
Post # 16
Purple is a hard color because it is hard to find everything to match exactly so I am going with all shades of purples…