As an important part of the wedding party, the bridesmaids play a huge role in the wedding planning and in the actual wedding day itself. Besides being the bride’s extra set of hands, they are also her shoulder to lean on when she needs to vent, her set of fashion police when she gets her bridal gown, and her personal cheerleaders when she feels exhausted from all the vendor meetings she has been doing. Because they have been there since day 1, it is only best that these amazing bridesmaids get to look their best as well during the wedding day – when all eyes are on them at the altar as they pave the way towards the stunning bride.
When planning for the bridesmaids’ dresses, picking a color for them is an essential part of the process. It is the make-or-break decision, as it affects the how the bridesmaids will all look collectively and it also will complement the bride’s own dress in photos and videos which will last a lifetime. For this all-or-nothing decision, here’s our take on how to select a color palette that will best fit all your bridesmaids.
Factor in the elements.
To start off, take into consideration the season, the venue, and the weather on the actual wedding itself. From these simple details, you can already narrow down your color choices to appropriately match the season. Brights and pastels for summer weddings, vivid florals for a spring garden wedding, reds and golds work well for an autumn wedding, and the indoor winter wedding will absolutely be perfect for deep and darker tones.
Match it skin to skin.
Consider your bridesmaids’ own skin tones and read up on what might work well for all of them in terms of colors. Read up on how to match colors with skin tones, and don’t forget about hair colors as well. The last thing you want to do is to place them in an uncomfortable position of wearing an unflattering dress all day long.
Mix it up or tone it down.
If you are set on picking a specific color which might not be agreeable to everyone, you can opt to switch things up using printed dresses or varying the color tones in between dresses. From stripes to sequins, bridesmaids dresses aren’t all about being plain anymore. You can use these details to play up or play down your color scheme while keeping your bridesmaids fashionably flattering and stunning. If you aren’t all about the stand out prints, you can use a more subtle approach and assign different shades of the same color per bridesmaid. The play on the tones will be visually interesting and your girls can also take their pick of which ones would feel comfortable sporting the darker shade or the lighter shade.
Overall, your bridesmaids are absolutely after your happiness and the success of your wedding day. Have an honest talk with them regarding their dresses and the color palette. Of course, there might be a single bridesmaid who won’t like the color but she’ll still go with it just for you because she’s your ultimate BFF.