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If you're arranging a wedding, you will find plenty of details to arrange and choose upon, from picking your wedding dress to setting a date and booking a photographer. Even so, you also have to aim a few of your focus in your wedding party, particularly your bridesmaids. Amongst your bridal shower, bachelorette party and your big day, your girls will be helping you out a lot. You'll need to decide on their dresses, including the fashion, length and especially the color with the dresses.
By joannaliu from Beijing, China
I have seen weddings where the bridesmaids pick their own style of dress, in a givine color. My thought is choose a color that will flatter the women in the bridal party and to heck with the other considerations. A person can get too carried away takingt too many things into consideration. One other thing that should be considered for the women's dresses is cost, the attendants income should be considered.
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Can you use brown as a bridesmaid dress in March? My wedding was originally planned for October has moved to March. I liked my colors so much, I kinda wanted to keep them. So the idea was to use a brown dress with a turquoise sash, but that doesn't seem very springy. I need advice!
I think brown with turquoise sounds really nice. Just remember you don't have to stick to tradition. It is your big day and if that is what you like go for it. I'm sure it will be beautiful!
One of my girlfriends just did the colour scheme and it looked incredible. I was also just in one with chocolate brown dresses, floor length, with ivory sash, those were great too. Also have several dresses if your needing any.
All the best.
I'm having my wedding March 28 and that's the color I'm going to use. (attached is a picture of my bridesmaid dresses but it's not pink it's Brown) I did decide to change the belt to a light pink to give it that spring look! Blue also looks beautiful!
Ps. As long as you are happy, who cares what others think, you're the one who has to look at the pictures for the rest of your life! :)
I think it is fine, just use bright bouquets of flowers, maybe even some in their hair? It is your day and there is nothing that dictates you have to use certain colors for certain months.
I am trying to decide on color combinations for my May 2013 wedding. I'm going for a classic, elegant feel to the whole affair, but would like to incorporate a spring color that would add a bit of pop. I would appreciate any suggestions.
You have to pick a color that you like, not what other people suggest.
Either dress your bridesmaids in a rainbow of pastels all the same or similar styles or select a color and dress them in shades of the same spring color. Or use a rainbow of spring flowers and keep everything else simple. Select a color or colors they will look attractive in and stay away from ruffles, frills, etc. Simple, simple, plain styles and let the color add pop. Spring colors are yellow, green, peach, but these do not have to washed out.
How can I make these colors work for my wedding, purple, blue, orange, and cream?
One colour for the bridesmaids dresses, cream for the flowers and linens, and the other colours for the ribbons and table confetti.
Sounds like a Mardi Gras or college colours wedding-is that your theme?
Bridesmaids are always grateful when the dresses are a reusable colour and style, so go with the blue or a sherbet shade of the orange (if they all look good in sherbet orange) for the dresses. Purple is a hard colour for some women to wear but looks great as a ribbon and would look pretty with the blue, and the all colours would be great together scattered across the tables as confetti.
Good luck, and best wishes on the wedding.
I agree with making one color lighter. I can see a light purple, medium purple, and blue flower bouquet with sherbet orange poppies as an accent. Then light purple dresses with medium purple sash/belt and orange shoe pins or hair bobbles. Or sherbet orange dresses with purple bobbles/shoes.
I think the key is definitely using a couple of muted colors. Colors that are too bright will feel like a pep rally (unless that's what you're going for).