Post # 1
I’ve never written a post on one of these things, so here goes. My fiance and I are about 10 months out from our wedding date, and I am looking for mismatched rustic/slightly vintage bridesmaid dresses.
I got my inspiration from a facebook friend a long time ago…before I was engaged or even knew that mismatched dresses were popular. Here is a picture from the wedding she was a bridesmaid in.
After I got engaged, I started searching for more of these looks. I found one that I really loved. Here is the picture of the specific look I am going for.
My fiance and I are getting married in a red barn, and I think the neutral colors would look wonderful with the red barn in the background. I am also open to other subdued shades such as green, or even some patterns, but this is the basic look I am going for. I’ve searched several bridesmaid dress websites, but can’t find any that I like…all of them look to formal/party dress-like.
Do you all have any suggestions where I could find dresses like these? Also, what kind of parameters should I give to my bridesmaids? I’m afriad if I just tell them “neutral rustic dresses” they might stray too far from the concept I’m going for. They are all REALLY different…one is very glamourous, one is very modern-chic, one dresses super conservatively, ect.
Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
Definitely check out Modcloth!
Post # 4
shopruche.com has some great stuff too, I second modcloth
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
J.Jill, Forever 21, Cold Water Creek, & J Crew are all good designers for that neutral/organic look. Spring time would be an easier time to shop since now they’re getting into more of the darker/bolder styles for winter, but that’s at least a place to start.
I told my bridesmaids the following: something blue/teal or neutral with a modest neckline. I then asked them to text me photos of their contending choices for my final approval before they purchased anything. It worked out perfect for us. All of my girls were happy, and so was I.
Post # 6
We’re getting married on a farm, and I asked the bridesmaids to pick out a floral dress, no black, knee length or shorter. They found dresses at modcloth, h&m, karmaloop, and anthropologie – they look awesome!
Post # 7
You could go Home depot or Lowe’s and get paint chips in the colors you want. Let each girl choose her color and ask them to find their own dress but to submit it to you for style approval before they buy it. That way you will have the color palette you want, but they will choose their own budget.
ps those particular dresses are by an Australian company Rose and Ruby.
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So, I dont know what area you live in, but I am from Michigan and just saw a ton of great dresses at Marshalls like these. TJmaxx would also be a great place, they are the same type of store as MArshalls.