(Closed) ??Would this be TACKY??

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 4
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I totally don’t mean to sound harsh, but I think the BM’s have ever right to state their opinion.  I mean they’re going to be spending quite a bit of money on the dress, so I feel like the “but don’t whine, its not your wedding, its mine” comment is a little much.  They’re your friends.

Going back to the point of the post though – I think chocolate dresses with an orange sash and orange shoes would be cute, as long as the oranges match. 

My BM’s wore long black dresses with baby pink shoes (our wedding colors), and I wore my white dress with bright pink shoes – their bouqets were light pink as well and mine bright pink.  Because everyone knows I’m a shoe whore I got lots of very positive comments.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

lol They totally have a right to tell you what they are comfortable in. I wanted my Maid/Matron of Honor in tangerine but it looked terrible! They  should rename it to construction road cone or prison jumpsuit orange. 

They aren’t your slaves that jump at your command. They will be in your wedding photos. Do you really want to look back and ask yourself why you chose a horrible color to put them in? 

Unless you are paying for all the dresses, they get to tell you what they are comfortable in. 

Anyway, go to the David’s Bridal website. (sign up with a fake address if you haven’t done so) and they have a bridal mock up application so you can see what things would look like. 

If you have any tan or black friends…that tangerine is going to be NEON! Trust me. Been there done that. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Honestly… I wouldn’t be psyched if I got asked to where orange shoes.  When am I ever going to wear thoses again?  To me an orange shoe just screams “BRIDESMAID” so I would definitely not wear it again.  It’s up to you and if you really like the look then go for it… but personally I wouldn’t ask my girls to by orange shoes.

Post # 7
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can try different color options on david’s bridal website under dress my wedding…

Post # 8
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5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think orange shoes would look best. Whenever the accessories are matched “just so” it just screams bridesmaid/barbie clothes to me. Also, when are the ever going to wear orange shoes again?

Post # 10
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Honestly, I think your girls have the right to voice their opinion on the dress. I can understand the disappointment if you were set on orange, and you know feel forced to change the color.  I am assuming you are having a photographer and are probably spending a decent amount of money on pictures.  Personally, I would want my girls happy/comfortable in their dresses.  If they are uncomfortable or feel self-conscious it will show in the pictures.  If you want to bring in another pop of the orange you could have them wear an orange flower in their hair, wear a wrap/pashmina, carry an orange parasol, bold jewelry, etc.  I would be careful of introducing too much orange and “over doing it”.  Unless you can find shoes that match the sash exactly I would stick to brown or something more neutral.  Good luck!  Also, I love the idea of the orange crinoline!

Post # 12
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2262 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m glad you have the dresses all sorted out. As for the shoes now, I don’t think the problem is if they are going to look tacky but if it would be the most reasonable choice for your BMs. I understand its your day, but honestly I can’t really see many occasions where many of us could re-wear a pair of orange shoes. I think its best to stick with neutral tones for shoes.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Orange sash? okay if it’s removeable, they’re spending a lot on thsoe dresses. Though I think an orange crinoline for the BM’s would be an even better idea–tying in the color in a cute way that’s not too much.

Orange shoes? No. just no

I’d go with nude or gold.

Orange flowers? Yes!

Post # 14
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877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Personally, I’m all about being able to re-wear stuff again, even for my own BMs. Orange shoes is not something that can easily be reused. What about a more neutral color?

Post # 14
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think a neutral tan shoe would be great.

I have to agree, most people can’t wear orange. I once told a friend I can’t wear orange and she didn’t believe me til I held a sweater up to my face. The look on HER face was priceless. I look like sh*t warmed over in yellows and oranges and some greens. They aren’t easy to wear 🙂 I think an orange sash and an orange crinoline will be perfect.

 

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