Post # 1
So I have never even considered white bridesmaids dresses until we found a dress that doesn’t come in our colors of pink or orange. We found the impression 20075 and everyone absolutely loved it! We don’t like the black tulle so we thought we could go with the white and ivory tulle with the cafe color underneath. My wedding dress also has that light tan color in a band on the bodice so it would match pretty well. We figured then we can incorporate the pink and orange in the bouquets to really make them stand out.
Even though the cafe color should show through somewhat, what are you opinions on white bridesmaids dresses?
Here are a few pictures: We love the shape of the dress and how it looks great on everyone!
Post # 3
I personally love white bridesmaid dresses. I wanted to do them, but got vetoed by my mother and SO’s mother. I am doing silver instead.
Those are really pretty dresses and would look nice in white. Since your dress isn’t white white (post a pic!) it would be a cool look with your dress. But it would be non-traditional, so think about if that is what you want.
Post # 4
@amandasf: Thanks for the advice! So far everyone loves them. I have never seen my bridesmaids so happy in a dress before. They could not stop smiling in this dress and did not want to take it off!
As I keep thinking about it I feel like they might look really nice and crisp in white and ivory. My wedding dress is a diamond white but has also has some color. I have the color of the girl on the right. The whole dress is lace and has some sequins on it as well. I feel like the bridsmaids dresses will be ok since they are shorter also.
Another option we liked was also the Dessy 2865 (pictured below). However, we were worried that the lace on that dress might clash with mine…
This is the other option for the bridesmaids dress: It would still have that oyster lace on it which is very close to white.
Post # 5
Some traditions do have bridesmaids in white dresses; bridesmaids used to protect us from evil spirits. They’ve gotten lazy in this day and age. If you won’t jump on an evil spirit grenade for me, I just don’t know if I can have you in my wedding party.
I really love the first dress, and if your bridesmaids were grinning wearing them, go for it! The happier they feel about how they look, the better the day will be!
Post # 6
I think that sounds wonderful.
Post # 7
OP, I actually love that dress and would love wearing it as a BM! Go for the white if it’s what you want. I actually like the black myself
Post # 8
Go with the first option. The cafe colour will offset the white enough. It will look lovely.
Post # 9
. just by reading the title i was gonna say okay if the bridesmaids are wearing white i hope the bride is wearing a black or red couture dress! make the pics really pop.
Post # 10
mine are all a champagne or cream color with brownish accents- and i have a tan sash too- i think it looks great! and nobody has said anything about it being strange… obviously you are the bride- people can tell lol I love thsoe dresses too- a great cut!
Post # 11
I actually think I like the 2nd dress in white better than the first dress- but that is just my opinion. Both will look lovely in white.
Post # 12
Way back in the day, when the bridal party wore while (and usually the bride) it was called a “snowball” wedding (where I’m from). And “White Weddings” were those where the guests were asked to wear white also.
It’s is not unheard of at all!
Post # 13
I think it’s a really cute idea 🙂
Post # 14
@toelopeornottoelope: I love this style!! Very unique
Post # 15
“The Western bridesmaid tradition is thought to have originated from Roman Law, which required ten witnesses at a wedding in order to outsmart evil spirits (believed to attend marriage ceremonies) by dressing in identical clothing to the bride and groom, so that the evil spirits would not know who was getting married. Even as late as 19th century England, there was a belief that ill-wishers could administer curses and taint the wedding. In Victorian wedding photographs, for example, the bride and groom are frequently dressed in the same fashion as other members of the bridal party.“
Wikipedia knows best. All bridesmaids should technically be wearing the same dress as you. If they’re not, the evil spirits are going to know exactly who to go for.
And wearing white as a bride is a fairly new tradition, too. Feel free to change it:
“In Western cultures, brides often choose a white wedding dress, which was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century.”
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@toelopeornottoelope: This is pretty much what I’m doing. The only instructions I have given is to wear a white cocktail dress kneelength or shorter, please no shiney material.