(Closed) My outside wedding, black bridesmaid dresses too formal ? Semi pic heavy .

posted 8 years ago in October 2011
  • poll: Would black bridesmaid dresses too formal?
    Yes, it can only be done at a black tie affair : (0 votes)
    No, it's trendy and cute! : (2 votes)
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    Other ( please explain. ) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I may be biased, since I’m letting my girls wear black, but I love the black dresses! LOVE THEM.

    Post # 4
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think they’re too formal at all.  I think black is classic and AWESOME.  And whatever bouquets they have, the color would pop against it!

    Post # 5
    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think that for a late October wedding, black is a great option!  Go for it.

    Post # 6
    32 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love black dresses for bridesmaids.  They are completely re-wearable and so slimming!

    Post # 7
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We did black dresses for a very informal wedding! Why not punch it up with some colorful accessories or something? My girls ended up with red flowers and bright red crinolines under their dresses.

    Post # 8
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t think black has to be black tie. Don’t do long dresses and add some fun accessories (like the red slips in the pic above) or sashes or colored shoes.

    Post # 10
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    This is pretty much the dress my girls are wearing.  Only difference is the one we picked, which i can’t find online is a sweetheart neckline.  Our wedding date is Oct 15th and it’s at the beach and black & white.  We opted for an indoor ceremony because in New Hampshire, the weather in October can be unforgiving.  We are doing 2 long stem roses for each girl.  All flowers will be red.  The only touch of ‘beach’ will be the cake (which i want cascading shells down it)  and the favors which will have chocolate shells in little damask pails.  I think you will fine going with the black.  Go for it!  Do what you like.

    Post # 11
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I already love your wedding.  I think the black is a good fit for outside.  I also really like the tights idea.  I think that looks very nice. 

    Post # 12
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    check out the little black dresses on eShakti.com  I love that site! and the girls can also change the hemlength, neckline and sleeves on most of the designs and can custom do sizing. I love the bee who turned me onto it!

    Post # 13
    5892 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had an outdoor October wedding in Northern VA but during the day and my BMs wore black. I liked how it looked. I agree that a pop of color is a good idea.

     @zippylef: Love the red crinolin!!

    The flower colors are all wrong because my photographer did some photoshoping because the florist messed up and gave me the wrong colored flowers (I wanted orange and pink) but know the Bridesmaid or Best Man flowers look too red. But I thought you’d like to see what black, outdoors with some color looks like. I’m also posting a table arrangement with the original coloring so you can see what orange and purple looks like together.

    Post # 14
    13 posts

    The beauty of black is that it can go either way…formal or casual and anywhere in between. If you add color to break up the black, it will look pretty. Just do what feels right for you and it will look great.

    Post # 15
    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think black for an Oct wedding would be gorgeous and totally appropriate.

    Post # 16
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m getting married in october and doing black too! We’re doing an outdoor sunet ceremony in a courtyard of an old mansion. So psyched about black!!!

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