Show Me Your Alternative Dress! – Splash of color? Colored dress for reception?

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

adreamdeferred :  i love the dip dyed dresses – they feel very of the moment. The colored ribbon/sash just feels very 10 years ago to me. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I’d try to keep the ribbon sort of cute and make sure it does not overpower the dress.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

adreamdeferred :  I had a swing dress with a bright orange crinoline. Looking back I wish I’d had a sash as well, because my dress was a little too long. Anyway I loved having the color. If you went that route for your reception, you could easily do it for under $200 and be comfy all night long – as opposed to hauling the weight of a gown around to dance. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

My dress! Not as colorful as your looking for but it has a colored lining, wrap and lining under the lace. Love it! Truvelle has some other quite different dresses

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I am a big fan of non-white dresses and/or splashes of color! I loved the ones you posted ^_^

My dress isn’t SUPER non-traditional, in my opinion, but almost everyone I’ve shown it to seems to think it is haha (probably because it isn’t white?)

The dress I picked is a dark blush color (it’s actually a little darker in real life than what shows in the picture) with rose gold details. I am so in love with it (and it’s arriving in less than a month! YAY!)

Obviously a model in the pic haha but here it is πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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I am all about the color! My dress is a peachy blush, and I love it.

I like the ombre peacock the best, but I think anything with color will be fun and unique

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Newbee
Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

That last one (dip-dyed) is to DIE for. Completely gorgeous.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

adreamdeferred :  Love that you started this thread! I’m not wearing white but can’t decide on what exactly either! I love the idea of a wine colored dress! Dip dyed like the one you linked would be beautiful! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I’ve got a short white dress and I’m having a yellow and black sash sewn onto it. The sash is actually 2 ribbons, one wide yellow one and a narrow black one, that are sewn together first to give the impression of yellow and black stripes like a bumblebee.

I’ve also attached gold and black ribbon roses to the comb of my veil for the ceremony and am going to wear a gold and black ribbon rose in my hair when I take the veil off.

Even if you end up liking a white dress, there’s loads of ways to get a splash of color in. You can add a sash with color, a colored petticoat (this would work best for a short dress since it’ll be more visible), colored shoes, or a colored veil.

If I didn’t have my mom’s veil, I’d want to do something like this https://www.etsy.com/listing/608414213/multi-colored-secret-garden-white-tulle?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=floral%20bridal%20veil%20embroidered&ref=sr_gallery-1-2

Post # 13
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Helper bee

That bumblebee theme in your outfit sounds super cute! πŸπŸ’•

I am curious, I noticed that apart from your wedding theme your nickname also has to do with bumblebees, so I assume that they have a special meaning till you. I think it is really sweet that you incorporate them in your wedding that way, especially if there is some kind of sentiment behind it? Would you mind sharing what makes you adore them that much? πŸ˜»πŸ’“

 

OP!

Nr 3 (purple with butterflies) looks the best imo, it’s flirty, cute and “modern”, in the sense that it could be a fun high end designer couture piece! And I like that look/feel very much! The other ones might end up looking a bit dated to be honest.

 

My second fave would be nr 6. Make sure the church and venue you pick has a dark blue carpet in the same hue as the bottom of the dress cause that would look magical! 🀩🧚✨

Post # 14
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Helper bee

bumblebug :  That bumblebee theme in your outfit sounds super cute! πŸπŸ’•

I am curious, I noticed that apart from your wedding theme your nickname also has to do with bumblebees, so I assume that they have a special meaning till you. I think it is really sweet that you incorporate them in your wedding that way, especially if there is some kind of sentiment behind it? Would you mind sharing what makes you adore them that much? πŸ˜»πŸ’“

 

OP!

Nr 3 (purple with butterflies) looks the best imo, it’s flirty, cute and “modern”, in the sense that it could be a fun high end designer couture piece! And I like that look/feel very much! The other ones might end up looking a bit dated to be honest.

 

My second fave would be nr 6. Make sure the church and venue you pick has a dark blue carpet in the same hue as the bottom of the dress cause that would look magical! 🀩🧚✨

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