Post # 1
I am really struggling with the fact that our small wedding has turned into a bridal party of 5 girls and my Best friend of Honor, who is a guy. This is, I guess, what happens when you have long engagement and start thinking of briesmaids before you start planning!
Any way, my fiance and I are a really laid back couple and want our bridesmaids to feel comfortable with what they’re wearing and not spend tons of money on something that will sit in a closet. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am open to prints and while our color theme for the reception is light blue and cream, I don’t really think it matters too much of the girls’ dresses fall within that spectrum.
Also, here is my dress… Does it matter, since my dress has lots of detail, that the girls’ dresses are simple? Thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
aww.. I love this dreas. Great choice! I don’t think it matters too much. Could you just tell your BMs to get a shade of blue and then you’ll have an interesting spectum. Maybe tell them small print is okay, but just not large ones. That would give it the laid back look.
Post # 4
If you want more laid back I think mismatched is a great way to go.
The formality of the dresses isn’t that big a deal I don’t think. Hair, makeup, shoes, jewelry, and event are what make a dress more formal or casual–even if the cut and fabric aren’t super fancy. And a less formal dress is far more likely to be worn again.
Prints can totally work! And they can look amazing and laid back while still being appropriate. I think it is good to stay within certain color spectrum.
I say, give your people a color spectrum (creams and blues) and send them a few pictures of the types of things you like, then maybe have them send you a link to the dresses they’re thinking about. and give your opinion. Or let them get what they like if you’re comfortable with that.
Maybe the best friend of honor can wear navy or gray pants and either a patterned shirt or tie in a similar color to your BM’s dresses. Since it’s less formal, you don’t even have to go with a jacket.