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Just Said Yes December 2024

Advice for Bridesmaids

Sarah, on May 10, 2024 at 11:17 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 4

Hello! I am getting married in December of this year. I am having a hard time figuring out my bridesmaids colors. The colors for my wedding are dusty blue, navy blue, and blush pink. I have 7 bridesmaids and my fiance will have 7 groomsmen. I like the idea of letting my girls pick their own style dress. I also like the look of different shades of blue. I need some advice on how to make the different shades of blue not look tacky. I went on azazie and found their different shades. Would it be better to have them all wear different shades of blue or do two each to a color? Does anyone have any experience with this? Also, for the fabrics of the dresses, should they wear the same fabric or is it okay to mix it up. I don't want photos to look funny.

For groomsmen, would their tie or maybe pocket square match the girl they are walking with or does that not matter as much? Again, I just don't want it to look tacky or come out weird in photos. I really want everyone to have the freedom to be comfortable in what they are wearing but I just need some help with the guidelines for them finding dresses. Thank you all so much for any advice you can offer!!


Latest activity by Madison, on May 14, 2024 at 12:50 PM
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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I personally don't really like the different shades and different styles. I would either do one or the other. By doing completely different I think it looks disjointed/disorganized, like they just picked dresses out of their closest, and looks distracting to me. It also doesn't look like they are part of the wedding party to me. It looks more like guests. So I would choose either everyone in the same color and different dress styles or everyone in different shades of blue but the same dress. As for fabrics, different fabrics are going to look different even if you use the same shade.

    If you go with different shades I would have the groomsmen match the color of whatever bridesmaid they are paired with.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Go on Pinterest and TikTok for inspiration for mixed shades. Some people love the mixed colors/styles/fabrics and others hate them but the only thing that matters is that you follow your vision and your bridesmaids feel comfortable wearing them. Not everyone is comfortable in certain colors and not all colors are universally flattering. They are walking down the aisle with bouquets and standing up front with you so no one should confuse them for anyone else. Before you decide, run the ideas by them to see what they are more comfortable with. There really is no right or wrong. The only way it would look disjointed is if some wear dark heavy wintery fabrics/colors while others wear lightweight pastels.

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  • Andrea
    Rockstar January 2024
    Andrea ·
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    I agree with a PP that it’s best to pick either mixed colors or mixed styles. Both looks like you scooped up a random group of friends as they walked in.

    If you do different colors, I think you’d have to do some extra coordination if you let them choose. It won’t look mixed if you get almost everyone in the same color. I’d either assign or do something like “no more than two per color.”
    On the ties & pocket squares, I think I’d just pick one of your colors for them. Too much mix & match looks confusing and more like they ordered the wrong thing than it being intentional.
    On mixed fabrics, it can depend on the fabric and color. I let my girls choose their own dress and ended up with two in one fabric and one in another. I was worried it would look weird together, but I thought they blended well.
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  • Madison
    Just Said Yes November 2024
    Madison ·
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    I have my girls alternate colors (wine red and burnt orange) and the guys walking with them are coordinating. My son and soon to be husband are wearing our 3rd color (emerald green) to stand out a bit more than the bridal parties. I also have my girls in whatever style dress they want, only because all of my bridesmaids are different heights with some being full figured and some not. I personally like the way it looks when the girls wear a style of dress that suits them the best and makes them feel good.
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