Post # 1
I JUST got engaged last week, and I’ve already settled on my bridal party. I don’t have many close friends, so it was a no-brainer for me to ask my three closest girl friends to stand up with me on my big day. Two of them are actually married to each other, and one of them is not comfortable in dresses. She said she’d be willing to wear “whatever” as long as it’s not a dress, but I know she’ll be most comfortable in pants. I’m 100% fine with that, I just had a question for y’all.
Have any of you had a smaller bridal party with one bridesmaid in pants? Do you have any photos? I’m not insistent on all of my bridal party matching at all, but I do want them to look cohesive together for photos, etc. I also don’t want to make her just wear what the groomsmen are wearing. How did any of you approach a similar situation?
Pics also very much appreciated! (I’m a visual person.)
Post # 2
abbynotabigail : Does it have to be a suit type outfit? A jumpsuit would be fairly easy to coordinate with dresses, such as this:
Otherwise I’d go for a lux tailored satiny sort of suit in the same colour as BM’s dresses, like the below:
I think it would be best for the other two girls to have mismatched dresses in the same colour – I think that will look more cohesive overall.
Post # 3
Ohhh jumpers are a great idea! I think they do a great job of maintaining the formality of traditional bridesmaid attire, but allowing for more comfort for people who don’t like dresses. Something like this could be cute for all the BMs, but would also work if one was in a jumper the same color as the other two’s dresses.
If that still isn’t right, you could have her wear a suit the same color as the dresses. So blush bridesmaids dresses, blush suit, forest green dresses, forest green suit, etc. Something like this would look different from what the groomsmen are wearing and would match the bridesmaids dresses!
Post # 4
youngbrokebride : Love ALL of these ideas! It definitely doesn’t need to be a suit. I’ve never seen her in a jumpsuit before, but it seems like something definitely worth a try. I’d be perfectly happy with her in a pair of pants, but any neutrals may clash with the groom/groomsmen. I’ll definitely be mismatching the other two dresses, especially since their personal styles are so different. Thanks for all your help!
Post # 5
fourthnoel : Love all the inspo pics, thank you!! I am intrigued by the idea of a suit, but since her wife is also in the bridal party, I feel a little weird about making them match each other from head to toe. That burgundy suit is beautiful though…and I did like the idea of my bridesmaids in burgundy. Definitely something to consider.
Post # 6
abbynotabigail : i have the opposite – husband had a woman in his party. here’s a pic in case it’s helpfult (:
Post # 7
My sister’s wedding had dresses and pants on the groom’s side, he had two groomswomen who wore dresses and the men wore pants. They were all in gray.
ETA: The dresses were not the same, both sides got to pick their own dresses.
Post # 8
I didn’t have a small bridal party but one of them wore a jumpsuit! I think it all worked quite well, but that was mostly because everyone was wearing such different things anyway. I love how it looked (the jumpsuit is the one closest to me on the right)
And a clearer picture of the jumpsuit here – she absolutely rocked it:
(these three are my sisters-in-law if you couldn’t tell before haha)
Post # 9
catskillsinjune : Everyone looks great! I love the variety. Thanks!
Post # 10
apracticalbride : This is exactly the mixing and matching I’m looking for. I LOVE the jumpsuit. Thanks for sharing it!
Post # 11
Thsi is what I’ll be doing. My daughter is my bridesmaid and she’s requested pants. My Maid/Matron of Honor is my bestie and she has requested something flowy and comfy so if she’s having a fibro flare she’s good.
I’m sticking with a similar color palette and playing with the textures to get a fun look. They’ll be tied together and look like wedding party with their hair, makeup, bouquets and that they will be stood with me. lol
My color palette is peacock colors, so teals, blues, navy, copper, bronze and golds.
This is the look my daughter wants:
This is the look my Maid/Matron of Honor wants:
Post # 13
I told my wedding party to wear “whatever makes you feel fabulous”. Their attire was all very different– the kids all matched (one mom choose the outfits for them all), and the adults all wore things that looked great on them. I LOVE the photos of the wedding party because of who is in them, not because of what they are wearing. All miss-matched and to me, the photos couldn’t be better!!
Post # 14
So my wedding hasn’t happened yet, but this is what I have planned. It is pretty casual, so I’m not sure if it would work for you. I have one bridesmaid who doesn’t wear dresses, one who is pregnant, and one who doesn’t prefer to dress traditionally (jumpsuit), so mismatched was a must. Hoping it turns out the way I envision!
Post # 15
DaniGirl03 : Love those pants and the bold colors. Trying to decide on my palette right now, and this is VERY inspiring.