Yes I said it… the bridesmaids skirt (not to be confused with the bridesmaids dress)! Please.. if you aren’t already sick of seeing the same bridesmaids dresses over and over again on instant replay, snap out of it! There are so many more fun, unique and bold options out there when it comes to dressing the maids, so do yourself (and them a favor) and pick some pretty dresses (I mean skirts)…
So what is the bridesmaids skirt exactly? Well, for the creative and crafty brides among us, they’ve already found new and exciting ways to spice up the normal wedding wardrobe and ditch the satin, chiffon and overall blandness that comes with most mainstream bridesmaids dresses. The answer is the skirt! Simply a pretty skirt paired with a top is all we’re talking about here. It’s stylish and affordable and will undoubtedly have your guests talking about what a fun twist on the tradition this is! Now since I know more than anyone that it’s always hard to break tradition, I’m hoping these fun finds will inspire even the most doubtful brides!
For me, when I think bridesmaids, I think pink! Personally I have my pink preferences (blush over bright) but for most, any shade of pink as far as the bridesmaids dresses go seems to work. So for those of you brides-to-be struggling with the dress color, today I wanted to remind you why pink is so perfect!
Firstly, depending on the shade, it can go with any season. Winter? Yes please! Think I’m kidding.. nope not this time. I actually think that a very light blush pink (like in the first photo below) is perfect for a winter wedding. Please, we see enough of the eggplants and silvers that a little color for your winter wedding day isn’t going to kill anyone! Of course we know that pink works for the rest of the year; the magentas and corals are perfect for a spring or summer wedding and the light colors are better for the latter half of the year. You probably don’t want coral at your New Year’s Eve wedding.. you’ll have your guests wanting to transport themselves to an island instead of your reception.
Back to the point, why I love pink.. Aside from being right for any season, it’s practically perfect to pair with other colors. Maybe it won’t match with any color that you choose, but it certainly works with a lot of them. Moving on, pink is typically a non-controversial pick. With multiple girls in your party, you don’t want them hating the dresses you’ve picked (I know it’s your wedding day but these are your friends remember!) Pink is easy on the eyes and most girls like some shade of it. So when picking between pink and oh say lime green, I assure you the majority of the maids are going with pink. And finally, the right pink and the right dress can be reused! Tell me you’ve been a bridesmaid and been able to reuse your dress? Probably not because no one seems to pick normal dresses these days, but girls, it’s time! Pick one that everyone loves and you’ll see your maids wearing it at the next wedding they go to!
I can’t believe it’s already Friday and we’re at the end of our Christmas week…although there will of course be much more to come in December!! But to finish things off with a bang, it’s time for some amazing (and artistic) bridesmaids dresses that will leave your guests stunned (but still thinking winter)!
There are so many fun color palettes that can be used perfectly for a winter wedding and since I couldn’t settle on one I am going with a range of purples into silver-greys today! Both scream winter (at least to me) because they are rich but still warm and dark (as opposed to the traditional summery brights!) But the main reason I picked these bridesmaids dresses are because they all have a little something making them special. There’s the more serene and traditional first two photos which have fun shapes (I love the design of the torso and up area). Then there’s the ultra traditional in style (third picture) but the color is so vibrant and different for a winter wedding that it’s hard not to gush over! And then the artsy picks… can you imagine how incredible your bridesmaids would look in any of the dresses in our fourth and fifth pictures? Incredible!! And finally our last pick, the reason I love these dresses are because they define “the winter gown”. They are long and satin and the absolute perfect purple color for a winter wedding making these and each of our bridesmaids suggestions fun and fancy for winter maids!
Spring is nearly behind us but that doesn’t mean pastels should be! With all the bright colors of the summertime, it’s sometimes refreshing to use a hint of spring in your color palette. Although pastels may not always be the colors of July and August, that makes them even more fun on a hot, sunny wedding day!
There are so many lovely pastels to choose from that it’s actually hard to narrow down the right ones to use with your palette so I’d suggest choosing one main color and sprinkle bits of other colors in more discreet places. One of my favorite pastels is a very pale shade of mint, almost a mix between a light green and turquoise but very soft and easy on the eyes! These bridesmaids dresses are the perfect shade and this color is a great palette starter! You can use it for accessories like the antique bird cage gift collector and to a degree in your cake (I’d prefer not too much mint all over the wedding cake though!) Blend other pastels like light yellows, oranges and pinks in your bouquets, and centerpieces to continue the pastel theme but not overdo one color. Now hopefully by this time you practically have your own version of a pastel color palette ready to go for your big day whatever the season may be!
With summer practically here, we’re tossing out our light pinks and blues and bringing in some very loud (and lovely) summer color palettes – the brights! Since we couldn’t pick just one color palette, we wanted to inspire brides to work with a very full palette of very bright colors… magentas, tangerines, deep purples and mustard yellows! Sound good together? Probably not… but trust me, they work!
Best used for summer and outdoor weddings, brights can and should be mixed together as long as they don’t all overpower each other! My favorite way to combine all of these fun colors is to take one theme (like these dessert cupcakes and use all different colored frosting! They end up perfectly complementing each other!). Another example? The bridesmaids dresses! In my opinion this is a very underused idea..look at how great different colored dresses blend together (and each bridesmaid gets to pick her own color)! For other ways to incorporate the brights… how about a centerpiece filled with all of the different colors (see below), or a table setting with a bit of everything (turquoise plates, magenta centerpieces and orange pops here and there). If you still don’t believe me about the blending of the brights…check out these amazing pictures, or better yet, try it yourself!