Katie
Devoted August 2019

Bridesmaids in secondary color??

Katie, on November 7, 2018 at 11:26 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 16
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Anyone out there NOT have their BMs in the primary wedding color? My colors are a bright red/orange/yellow ombre but my MOH and BM are both VERY light-skinned and these colors don't necessarily do anything for them. A part of me is considering letting them wear green (accent color) so they feel more comfortable. Has anyone else done this? I'm a bit worried that green would take over.

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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha
    Do whatever you think will look best! All of my ladies will be in different colors ( peacock 馃 color scheme ) so think purples, blues, and greens.
  • Alicia
    Beginner March 2019
    Alicia

    I'm not doing this, but I've seen it on Pinterest and it looks really cool if everyone is coordinated (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AT98VNou0srdj-wY-HGXQaovgwuRjHLS_HkGaqx1x_ECd3BCYYpSTVw/). Or you could do different shades that are complimentary to them as well (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/7107311895769376/). In the end it is up to you, but I think your BMs would appreciate it.

  • Sam
    Master August 2024
    Sam

    Hi Katie! I think that you should have your bridesmaids go and try on dresses to see which colors look the best! Plenty of bridesmaids wear different colors that match the theme, but don't necessarily match each other! I think it looks really beautiful! What shade of green would you have them wear?

  • Katie
    Devoted August 2019
    Katie
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    I told them initially they could pick any of the colors in the ombre scheme and when we went out that's what they tried on. Aside from staying with red/orange/yellow I told them they can pick whatever dresses they want, even if they each want to wear something very different.

    I'm like the idea of a light sage color, as those will be the accents for flowers, decor, but I'm looking for some reassurance that if the ladies do wear green, it's not going to take over the main color scheme.
  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
    Btbride

    I think a light green would look great, especially with your other colors! My bridesmaids are going to be in an entirely different color that's not even in my color scheme, so obviously I'm in favor of the idea, haha. I feel like bridesmaids don't necessarily have to match the decor.

  • Sam
    Master August 2024
    Sam
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    I am sure that if they wear green, especially sage green, that it will present as a neutral and will match your greenery! I think sage green bridesmaids dresses are beautiful!

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  • Katie
    Devoted August 2019
    Katie
    I do, too. Great inspo picture! Thanks for your input!
  • Katie
    Devoted August 2019
    Katie
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    Yesss! Really? What's your color scheme and what are your bridesmaids wearing?
  • K
    Expert September 2019
    K.glass
    Our colors are purple and grey. My MOH is wearing grey and the BM are wearing purple.
  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
    Btbride
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    My colors are yellow and green with white accents and my bridesmaids are gonna wear dark blue to match the groom and groomsmen in navy tuxes + yellow ties. We鈥檒l be carrying yellow flowers so I figured it鈥檒l coordinate nicely!
  • Sarah
    Devoted May 2019
    Sarah

    I don't have pictures handy, but when I was in my MOH's wedding, her main colors were red and yellow. Those can be harsh colors on people, so our dresses were more of a mint blue/green that she used as a secondary color. It actualy turned out really well cause the flowers popped against the mint.

  • Margaret
    Dedicated December 2018
    Margaret

    Yes! My main color is royal blue, and my secondaries are silver and white. My bridesmaids are wearing silver/light gray dresses and blue shoes! I very much like the neutral color with brighter accents.

  • Nicole
    Expert November 2018
    Nicole

    Definitely go for it!! I'm doing the same, our bridesmaids will be in our accent color - mismatched blush

  • Sam
    Master August 2024
    Sam
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    Of course! I am so happy to help and can't wait to see how it all comes together!

  • Tiffany
    Savvy April 2019
    Tiffany
    First of all, it's very sweet of you to think of what would look pretty on them! Many brides do not do that. I think that if only their dresses are green and maybe a couple small decorations, it won't take over. Maybe make the ties for the men the main colors you're thinking of.
  • mrsanda
    VIP March 2017
    mrsanda
    Our wedding colors were black and gold, but that was just mostly decor. My dress was blush and the bridesmaids wore ivory and the groomsmen ties matched. I don鈥檛 think they need to match your wedding colors, if you love it then do it!

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