Post # 1
I’m one of two brides. I’m doing a dress and she’s wearing a dark grey suit.
I really don’t want to wear white or a traditional brides gown, so I’m leaning toward a bridesmaid dress (tea length, a-line).I’m going dress shopping tomorrow.
Any color ideas for an outdoor October 2nd wedding?
Post # 3
I would say to incorporate fall colors. But moreso, pick something that flatters your skin tone and you!
Post # 4
Blue is an old-school wedding tradition, if that appeals to you. A pink could work well with grey, although it’s not a fall color per se. If you want something that works with the season, maybe a garnet red, or a deep purple? I’d say, prioritize what looks good with your skin color over what will match the season, and take it from there.
(For reference: I’m wearing bright blue for our party after wearing my mom’s ivory dress for the actual ceremony. I don’t look that great in white or ivory, so I chose the dress that I bought based on what looked good with my coloring).
Post # 5
I think a charcoal dress would look awesome with your bride’s suit, but you could also go with any deep fall color–orange, burgundy, even a deep champagne. I think the sky is the limit!
Post # 6
One more thing: the only downside of bridesmaids dresses is that they won’t have very big swatches of most of the colors, so if the sample dress isn’t in the color you’re considering, it can be hard to tell how well a dress in that color will look on you. For that reason, it might also be worth hitting up a department store or two just to check out what a whole dress in that shade looks like.
And I second the idea of a grey dress – probably not matching perfectly, but going a couple of shades either darker or lighter could work really well. Only if it suits your coloring, though.
Post # 7
fall colors – red, gold, orange, chocolate brown.
Post # 8
I think you should just wear a color that 1) looks good on you and 2) goes with your fiancee’s suit
I would say who cares about the color going with the season! Wear whatever you look best in and love the most!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe
Mine was a really pale grey. It wasn’t very traditional, so I can totally wear it again!
Post # 10
I have no strong color opinions, but I do suggest talking to this place for a custom, tea-length a-line: http://www.dollycouture.com
Their standard dresses are all white or ivory, but they do a lot of custom dresses at pretty reasonble prices and I’m sure they’d go with whatever color you picked. You can also have a tulle petticoat “peek” out from underneath your dress. Maybe that can match your bride’s suit.
Good luck! Let us know what you pick.
Post # 11
Earth tones would be lovely!
Post # 12
I always think of earth tones and reds/oranges for fall. But if you haven’t picked any wedding colors yet, pick something that flatters your skintone. The season doesn’t matter and I almost picked a color I had no interest in just because of the season.
Post # 13
Huh. These are great suggestions. I didn’t even think of a shade of gray.
Thanks for the tip, Historienne! I guess I was assuming that the color would just be there. Ugh. I have a lot to learn!
Leaving in a few hours…thanks for your responses, these are helping me get my head straight.
Post # 14
Love that you will be wearing a non white gown! i’ll be in the same boat someday.
i love pink, but that isn’t really a fall color….maybe a dark purple or rich burgundy would be nice?
Post # 15
Silver would be gorgeous and compliment the suit.
Look at these J Crew colors-Something like the light pewter or champagne would be pretty.
Post # 16
Wear whatever color looks best on you. Don’t wear fall colors unless you have warm toned skin as they are warm colors and do not look flattering on anyone with cool toned skin. The time of year doesn’t make any difference what color you choose, especially since Mother Nature doesn’t follow any man-made rules.