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Unique Wedding Dresses for Spring Weddings

Unique Wedding Dresses for Spring Weddings

Every bride wants to feel special and unique on her wedding day. Getting married is a momentous occasion, and depending on your culture and upbringing, it can be a right of passage. Designing a wedding that is uniquely yours among all the traditions that go into a wedding ceremony and reception can feel difficult. Especially if you're not one to want to throw out all the wedding traditions all together. One simple way to ensure that your wedding day feels like it's truly a representation of who you are as a person and as a couple is to take some liberties in the style and design of your wedding dress. Wedding dresses are traditionally white, somewhat princess like, and usually floor length. A lot of brides have been playing with the style and color of their wedding dress to fit their personalities and preferences and the results are spectacular. Take a look at these unique wedding dresses for your spring wedding and see if we just might help you find a dress that will make your heart sing!

Unique Wedding Dresses for One of a Kind Brides

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MY BELOVED WHITE LACE MAXI DRESS from LULUS - $66

This simple white dress offers a unique look that's perfect for a warm spring wedding. The short underskirt, with the long over-lay is dramatic and sexy. This is perfect for the bride that is happy to show off some leg on her wedding day. Plus, at $66, it's THE dress for a bride wanting a unique wedding dress with a low wedding budget.
Unique Wedding Dresses for glam wedding

SLINK AND WINK MATTE ROSE GOLD SEQUIN MAXI DRESS from LULUS$80

Another low budget option from Lulus is this sexy rose gold sequin gown. This glam style dress would look so gorgeous in a very natural garden wedding style. This contrast will make it a stand out and it will elevate the rest of the wedding.
unique wedding dresses for spring

LACE  HOLLOW BOHEMIA WEDDING DRESS from OSHOPLIVE $199.99

We LOVE this Bohemia Wedding Dress. It's simple, but totally unique. It would be perfect for a wedding with a desert setting like we featured in our blog here.

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SWEEP TRAIN PRINCESS WEDDING DRESS from LalaMira$211.00

This romantic, blush wedding gown is perfect for any spring wedding. It pairs nicely with natural greenery tones or as a soft backdrop for a dramatic color pop. Wear a simple pearl comb in a princess-esk updo and you'll have the perfect bridal look. We love this gown because it has enough traditional style but is still one great option for unique wedding dresses.
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ARTISTIC WEDDING DRESS From ChrissyWaiching - $1,575.00

Now, is you're truly have your heart on only looking at unique wedding dresses to find the one then you should take a look at Chrissy WaiChing. She hand makes each dress to order. This is a surefire way to get the unique wedding gown your heart desires. We love this particular wedding dress because of it's soft ombre skirt that's design is truly unique. It can work into nearly any wedding style and you'll walk down the aisle feeling like your wedding day is truly one of a kind. 
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2019 Wedding Trends & Ideas

2019 Wedding Trends & Ideas

Happy New Year and Hello Wedding Trends!

Another year of weddings has gone by and we are ringing in the new year with this list of wedding trends for 2019. We are so excited to see the romance, design, and wow-elements that this year will bring in the world of wedding trends!

engagement wedding trendsExtended Engagements

Take the pressure off yourselves and set your wedding date far in the future and just enjoy each step of the process. Put on all the fun little events that happen while you are engaged, like the engagement party or dinner. This is also a good time to take care of your body so that you are feeling and looking your absolute best on your big day. Having a longer engagement will help you finance your wedding, but it also gives you time for financial talks as a couple. Set goals to prioritize and start your married life on the same page. bridesmaid wedding trends

Backyard Weddings

One of Pinterest’s highest searched keywords by brides-to-be last year was “Backyard Weddings”! This has always been a popular choice for couples and families looking for a budget friendly venue option that is comfortable for everyone. We love the backyard wedding because helps set your guests at ease and puts everyone in the mood to party! It’s nice being able to save a little money to put towards a future home, your honeymoon, or maybe beef up the design budget. Photo from Minnow Park Photography.

flower wedding trendsViolet Florals

2019 Florals will be wild, bold, and free! We will see violet colored flowers making a splash in many bouquets and floral designs. Pantone’s color of the year was purple! Think bright orchids and vervain, or pretty pansies that will pack a purple punch.

reception wedding trendsAlternate Reception Entertainment

We are really looking forward to seeing are all the unique entertainment ideas for 2019 weddings. Having a DJ or band for music is surely a must to get everyone moving during the reception. However, having other types of entertainment for your guests to be involved with throughout the evening will put everyone in party mode! For example think, tarot readings, a classic photo booth, ice cream bar, horse shoes, archery or acrobatic performers! Don’t forget to hire a photographer to capture all the candid instagrammable moments! Photo from Style Me Pretty.

dress wedding trendsDress Trends

There’s been a lot of gorgeous looks coming off the runway for 2019. Check out our recent blog: The Best Fall Bridal Looks from 2018. Pass these four trends along to your brides as a perfect option to try: Off-the shoulder, detailed backs, royal inspired, and minimalist. Photos by Lucky Bridals.
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How to Have a Fun New Year's Eve Wedding

How to Have a Fun New Year's Eve Wedding

For those willing to take on the planning challenges of a New Year’s Eve wedding, bravo!! Your wedding will be such a rush and a night you and your guests will never forget! So, don’t hold back on the glitz, the glam, shine, or sparkle! This time of the year is so much fun and you should let your creative energy flow!

Let’s start with the invitations!

Your initial party starter is the invitation! We promise your guests will love an invitation as glamorous as your special event intends to be. Have fun designing a chic and shining look like this one: New Year's Eve WeddingPhoto by: Apryl Ann

What’s the best theme for a New Year’s Eve wedding?

Our two “go-to” themes when it comes to a New Year's Eve wedding: a chic black tie event or a festive roaring twenties party! Or better yet, find a way to blend the two themes in a chic modern way! That means sequins, geometric elements, gold, satin fabric, fringe, and art-deco designs! Just think of all the table centerpiece possibilities! This wedding shoot designed by Birds of a Feather is exactly what we are talking about.Art Deco New Year's Wedding Black Tie Even 20's Themed Wedding New Year's Eve WeddingPhoto by: Apryl Ann

Party the night away!

The countdown to midnight will be the highlight of the your New Year's Eve wedding. Second to your “I dos” of course. To play into the magic,  you’ll want to do these five things to ensure you are ready to party the night away!
  1. Have a DJ or band ready to get the dance floor raging as the evening progresses and the New Year gets closer
  2. Have a change of comfortable shoes for the dance floor
  3. Consider having a party dress to change into for the reception and dancing so you can really let loose on the dance floor
  4. Have lots of champagne and easy to eat foods available for your partying guests to recharge with throughout the evening
  5. Have a photo booth with fun props to make some really fun memories with your friends and family

Bring on the bubbly for Your New Year's Eve Wedding!

Ringing in the New Year isn’t complete without the sound of clinking glasses and a shared kiss with a loved one! A glittering tower of champagne glasses is always a huge hit at New Year’s Eve wedding! Also, don’t forget to offer a non-alcoholic option like, sparkling cider for your guests as well.new year's eve weddingPhoto by: Jennifer Domenick - Love Life Images

Happy New Year!!

We love a good New Year’s Eve wedding and adding some or all of these elements to your event will make sure you and your guests have a memorable night. Each year you’ll probably get calls asking if you are hosting another NYE bash!new year's eve weddingPhoto by: Apryl Ann
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Six Trending Winter Wedding Dresses

Six Trending Winter Wedding Dresses

Our team at Wedding Collectibles had a lot of fun this week diving into the fall and winter wedding dresses trends for the upcoming year. The collections showcased a lot of fantasy, whimsy, and nods to the past too. We saw a lot of dazzling sequins and pearly beading. Cute bows made lots of cameos on the catwalk and we loved how the BIG ball gown was trending on the runway too! We hope you will fall in love with these looks just as much as we did!
“There is definitely a 'red carpet moment' to a bride's wedding day, but when designing for bridal, it is important to focus on the details that will captivate and capture the imagination of the bride - she has to fall in love with the gown.” - Jenny Packham, UK bridal gown designer

Top trends for winter wedding dresses

traditional ball gowns Big Ball Gowns Each year we see the timeless ball gown in a few collections. This year we saw them in nearly everyone’s collections and it looks like “the bigger the better”! Let’s just say if you can fit through a doorway in your gown, it isn’t big enough. glam wedding dress Full-Length Shimmer Sequins, pearls, and iridescent fabrics from head to toe are your key to magical winter wedding dresses! Chic white wedding dress Brides with Bows A gown with a subtle or statement bow accent is perhaps the cutest trend for winter wedding gowns this year. Gold winter wedding dress Metallics Metallics look effortlessly cool. If you are having a wedding closer to New Year’s then rocking this look is perfect! You’ll be a showstopper in silver, gold, or a shimmering rose! Lace and White wedding dress Dresses with High Neck Practical for wedding and sensibly sweet, the gowns with high necks are totally trending for 2019. It’s a beautiful modest look perfect for church weddings too! Light winter wedding dresses Foliage Appliqué Foliage is becoming embedded in wedding designs from the floristry to the decor and now on wedding gowns. We adore this gown by Berta. It reminds of an icy winter wonderland!
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The 4 Best Design Tips for Wedding Centerpieces

The 4 Best Design Tips for Wedding Centerpieces

Decorating the reception tables is one of our favorite parts of the wedding design process because the creativity put into the table settings and wedding centerpieces are the design details that guests will most remember. The reception table is where your guests will sit down to break bread with each other and enjoy the remainder of the happy wedding festivities.
When it comes time to “set the table” the key to remember when designing a centerpiece is balance.
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The 4 best design tips for wedding centerpieces

How many tables do I need and what shape are they?

The first consideration when designing centerpieces is to determine how many you need and what types of tables they will be on. Long rectangular tables typically have a runner with several centerpieces placed down the length of the table. Small, usually round, tables for smaller groups of guests will have one main centerpiece.

What’s my budget?

While some brides enjoy the creative DIY process, it can also get pricey if you don’t know where to buy bulk supplies. Working with a vendor will take away the stress of building centerpieces on your own and you’ll know the cost upfront. A typical budget is $30-$60 per each professionally made wedding centerpiece.

How tall should the centerpiece be?

The overall size of the room will help to determine the height of the centerpiece. Small round centerpieces will get lost in a reception hall with tall ceilings. Large full centerpieces will overpower the space in a small venue. Finding the right balance for your reception tables is important. Here’s a tip: Choosing centerpieces that are “chin height” elevates your guests’ conversations to just the right volume signaling to the room that you are all having a great time! The opposite effect will occur with a tall overhanging centerpiece. It brings a little more intimacy and signals your guests to keep their voices at a lower volume.

What color should I pick for my wedding centerpiece?

By the time you are designing the centerpiece for your reception you should already have a strong sense of the color palette. Your color choices should be consistent with your overall theme. Already have your theme in mind? Check out these centerpiece ideas from the Wedding Wire for a variety of themed centerpieces.

Final touches

When you have your overall wedding theme and concept for the table setting the next step is to determine how to arrange the elements on the table. To keep position on the table anchor the centerpiece with a base like stacked books, a tray, or a piece of wood. From here you can add just about anything to create your arrangement unique; consider candles, vases, greenery, shells, stones, photos, lanterns, or seasonal fruit and vegetables.Finally, delicate accents can easily bring the look together without over doing it.    Use fuller bouquets to bring weight to a massive venue. Or go light with a few thin stems in a clear vase. Remember the key is balance.
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The 6 Best Design Tips for a Simple Barn Wedding

The 6 Best Design Tips for a Simple Barn Wedding

We were recently inspired by one of the manifestos for Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Market about their mission to bring life and love into the home.
“Of all heroic pursuits large or small, we believe there may be none greater than a life well loved.” – Magnolia Manifesto
We think it's also the perfect manifesto for a simple barn wedding and the start of your life as a new couple! Using this manifesto and Joanna Gaines' aesthetic as our guide we are sharing 6 design tips to create a wedding reception that exudes life and love in a modern farm aesthetic. simple barn wedding  
The key to creating a wedding reception fit for any Joanna Gaines fan is to create a space that feels lived in and personal.

6 design tips for a simple barn wedding reception:

  1. The color palette should include neutral colors like: gray, white, pale pink, tan, or soft yellow.  
  2. Use greenery as your accent color and accessorize the space with wooden decor, like these wooden heart confetti.
  3. Your dinnerware and glasses should be traditional and again go for a clean neutral color here. For another pop of color on your neutral table you can consider using copper and bronze utensils and decor.
  4. Mason jars. Mason Jars everywhere. You can use them everywhere from the dinner table, to centerpieces, to the guestbook table and more. They are cheap and handy in a lot of ways. 
  5. Borrow or purchase mix-n-match wood furniture for the chairs and reception tables. As we mentioned above, the key to this aesthetic is making it feel "lived in". 
  6. Have fun personalizing your reception tables with chalkboard elements. 

Shop Wedding Collectibles online for the perfect table accessories!

Just a few simple wedding elements can come together to create a stunning chic set-up and many can be found in our online shop. Checkout the products below and let us know which ones are your favorite for a barn wedding!  simple barn wedding accessories

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Top 5 Summer Wedding Color Palettes

Bright Blue & Fuchsia

Bright blue and fuchsia are a hot color
combo this summer. It is one of those bold combos that you may worry about becoming tacky, but if you do it right, it can be amazing!! For example, including the soft gold as an accent at this wedding lends a sophistication that might not have been there if they tried to pull in another bright color.
Check out our article "How to go Bold without Falling into Tacky" for more tips to make you bold and bright wedding color dreams come true!

Marigold & Poppy Red

Not only do poppy's and marigolds make for great summer wedding flowers, but they are shining examples of a perfect wedding color combo! 2018 is all about using nature as inspiration! It's a great way to pull in warm, rich colors without having to go over the top.
You can definitely expect to see a lot of weddings this summer with similar vibes as this tablescape!
If this wedding style speaks to you, take a look at some of our own rich and warm gold candle holders to build your own poppy and marigold wedding!Wedding Accessories for a Poppy and Marigold Wedding

Navy & Sage

Faux Flower Sola Flower Bouquet Navy Sage and Dusty Slate Blue Bridal Bouquet One of the airier color combos we are loving this summer, navy and sage make for a wonderfully romantic wedding.

Evergreen and Gold

Gold and Green Wedding Table Lucille Photo Gold seems to be a shining star this year and is showing up everywhere. It may have something to do with it's easy elegance and warmth that can make any wedding feel formal and inviting at the same time. Pair it with greenery and you've got yourself a pretty magical wedding color palette!

Rainbow

 Rainbow Weddings of 2018 Rainbow doesn't have to mean Care Bears and an 8 year old's birthday party. In fact, in the wedding world it 100% shouldn't mean that. Instead it can be a warm, vibrant, and fun wedding style that takes your breath away. We've been seeing rainbow weddings popping up all over and we LOVE it! Colored glass and candlesticks are some of our favorite wedding accessories to help pull this look off!
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How to Go Bold Without Falling into Tacky

There has been a bit of a journey of color over the years in the wedding industry. It seems, though, that every season and every decade, there is a desire to leave behind soft hues and go for something BOLD. We've all seen weddings with bright and bold colors that take our breath away, but when someone says they are using a color like orange in their wedding palette, we can't help but hold are breath hoping it won't be awful. Bold colors can be really hard to pull off. turquoise, cobalt blue, fuchsia, orange...all gorgeous colors that done wrong, can make for a very tacky wedding. Below we will go over three simple tips on how to avoid the tacky wedding while embracing the bold!

Tip One: Pair the bold with something taming. 

If you want to use fuchsia as you main wedding color, we so GO FOR IT. A lot of people say that the bold color should only be the accent. Like wearing bright shoes with a neutral outfit. However, we think that the bold color can be center stage, you just need to frame it with something neutral and soft. Taupe, Grey, Greiges, are all colors that can pretty quickly create a feel of sophistication. Fuchsia and taupe wedding: Bold Wedding Color Combo So let your fuchsia be bold and beautiful with a neutral backdrop to tame it down a tad.

Tip Two: Let Nature Build Your Bold

Flowers are a perfect way to implement your bold colors and still look classy. This doesn't mean dying flowers the colors you want, but using flowers that naturally have your bold color of choice. Along with flowers, you can look at gemstones too! Nature is full of fun, vibrant colors. Use it to your advantage.

Tip Three: Look at the Little Details

Monochrome and color pop wedding inspiration with a Kate Spade twist | www.onefabday.com Remember to take advantage of all the ways color can come into play with your wedding accessories. Everything from your wedding invitations to your bouquet to your table numbers can really establish your color scheme, showing off your bold color choices.

The biggest thing you need to do as you work with your wedding planner, is to be sure to think about the big picture and color on purpose!

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Wedding Theme: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

Wedding Theme: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

DIY Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Wedding Ideas Photo Credit: Shoot It Photography styled by From the Wilde Products A great way to infuse your wedding with playfulness is to let your design be inspired by a theme. Of course, you want to avoid your wedding theme causing a look of an 8 year old's birthday party, but done right, a wedding theme can lead to some of the most spectacular wedding styles. Today we are looking at the classic and whimsical tale of Alice in Wonderland. This story may not be a romantic story, but it's magical whimsy really captures the feeling that is falling in love! For this wedding theme, we encourage brides to be INSPIRED versus directly pulling exact images from the classic tale.

What do we mean by this?

  • Dress your bridesmaids in pretty light blue dresses, but not an Alice costume with headband and all.
  • Your flower girl could wear a light pink striped dress to infer to the Cheshire cat, but no need to have Cheshire grins floating in the trees.
  • Have the groom's wardrobe include a classic pocket-watch (bonus points if it's a family heirloom), but nothing over-sized and goofy.
  • Playing cards would be great place cards, but there is no need to make them look like they can walk off the table on their own.
  • Splattered red white roses can be fun, but perhaps not as the centerpiece of every table and definitely NOT over-sized.
Another good idea would be to include subtle accessories that hint at the world of Alice in Wonderland without being from the story at all.

Below are a few products from our shop that would make a great addition to your Alice in Wonderland Wedding.

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For more ideas on how to achieve your dream Alice in Wonderland Wedding, check out our theme board on Pinterest!

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Add a Little Embroidery in Your Wedding

Wedding Bird Embroidery by Pixiecraft Handmade, via Flickr

An Embroidery Wedding

Embroidery. It can be something done over the top and artsy or can be really delicate and just lovely. Either way, we at wedding collectibles are kind of falling in love with embroidery on your wedding day. If your like what? That stuff on my grandmother's pillow? That can't be pretty at a wedding. Let's just say - and we mean this in the nicest way possible - you are just dead wrong. Take a look. You won't be disappointed!

The Wedding Dress

Meadow Bustier Wedding Gown... women boho by jadadreaming on Etsy Even with the embroidery on this dress being more traditional in style and patch worked ,it looks like it is exactly the way it was meant to be. You could actually probably do something similar with your bridal handkerchief. With this style, it would be easy to include a little something old, borrowed, new and even blue! One thing we love, is while the embroidery definitely makes this dress different, it doesn't overpower the dress and it is still very bridal. For example, this dress was posted in the Jadadreaming etsy shop, whose designer Jada, makes custom pieces. If you like this dress, her work might just be the perfect fit for you! A Splash of Colour | the Embellishment Bridal Fashion Trend Next, the embroidery in this gown flows so perfectly, the dress just wouldn't exist without it. Again, a gown with embroidery like this really just adds a little personality and beauty. It is like the cherry on top to a gown that says, "I am getting married. I am in love." This gown was the jewel of a western-inspired wedding featured on bride.com and is a Needle and Thread gown from Net-A-Porter.

The Wedding Cake

65 Loveliest Lavender Wedding Ideas You Will Love | http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/65-loveliest-lavender-wedding-ideas-you-will-love/ A lace and embroidery styled wedding cake isn't a brand new idea, but it is a pretty one. What's great is it opens the door to having a very traditional wedding cake without it being the traditional all white. #Mexican #Embroidery #WeddingCake Another great opportunity embroidery offers is bringing in a touch of culture - like this Mexican inspired embroidery cake from Sweet Art Cakes.

The Groom

The bride isn't the only one that can create an embroidery wedding look! Ayumi Embroidery Works makes this particular bow tie.

The Decor

Even if you don’t like embroidering, you can still take embroidery hoops and use them for cool wedding decor. Attach lace to them and hang... Embroidery hoop table number - Melbourne Wedding from Milk Photography Even if you don’t like embroidering, you can still take embroidery hoops and use them for cool wedding decor. Attach lace to them and hang... A lot of blogs suggest an embroidery wedding as part of a boho wedding theme, which we are sure works great, but it isn't the only style it works for. In fact, with the large variety of styles open, embroidery really can be infused into any wedding! Whether its a backdrop or table numbers, a touch of embroidery can really add some whimsy.

Kind of like it captures the idea of wish...

   
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How to Avoid the Overdone Wedding Trend

Avoiding the Overdone Wedding Trend Just like there are blogs -like ours- that share wedding ideas, hoping to inspire new brides to create and enjoy their dream wedding, there are also those that hate on every wedding trend that has every existed. Like every one. Sure, trends change. Some can be "overdone" and other's end up not being functional and need to change.

What to do when your Dream Wedding Ends up on a Wedding Trend Don't List

Who the EFF cares what "they" think?! Whether it is friends or a blogger on GQ, what matters most when it comes to planning your wedding is what you like and what you want your wedding to look like. For example, if you want to use mason jars as part of your centerpieces or have a photo booth with props for your guests to take pictures, then go for it! Don't let your best friend tell you she thinks mason jars are sooooo over and definitely don't let a blogger talk you out of it. (Though, Jessie Mooney does bring up a good point in her blog 9 Trends Wedding Planners Hate as Much as You Do that photo booths can create a bottle neck. Instead of nixing them completely, maybe make a plan on how to avoid the problem!).

Ask yourself these three questions:

  1. What do you want your wedding to be like? Pin the pins, create your vision boards, read the bridal magazines and determine what your want.
  2. Why do you want it to be that way? Then decide where your motivation comes from. Is it because you think it is beautiful or fun? Or is it because you are determined to be in style and on trend? If it is the latter, than having your wedding plans touted as being out dated matters. If it is because it is what you love, then others not liking it doesn't really matter.
  3. Will it work? Is it functional? If yes, roll with it. If not, then maybe rethink the idea!
Trends change and you are probably planning on only having one wedding, so you might as well do what it is that you like. So how do you avoid over done wedding trends? By not caring what people that aren't you think!  
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Bridesmaid Dresses: To Match or Not to Match, That is Every Bride's Question

Bridesmaid Dresses: To Match or Not to Match, That is Every Bride's Question

Wedding Bee One of the many wedding cliches that everyone likes at and every bride's potential bridesmaid fears is the ugly bridesmaid dress. There have been years of wedding and generation of bridesmaids that have endured ballooned sleeves, satin, velvet, lace worthy of a doily, and prints that can be found in your grandmother's left over quilting scraps. It is like a train of "What was she thinking" and five minute trends.Now, we realize that some of what we call ugly today, may have truly been the style ten years ago, but the thing we are hoping to help you avoid is being in that list of ugly dresses ten years from now five years from now, next years and the day those horridly wonderful curtains walk down the aisle. 

Would You Rock These Hideous Bridesmaids' Dresses? « Read Less What your bridesmaids wear is going to be a direct reflection of your (the bride's) taste and since having ugly dresses is such a cliches, it is going to be something everyone will look for. So, what are the danger zone and how can you avoid fitting the cliche? Let's take a look at the options. 1) You pick everything head to toe and everyone wears the same dress. Hot Pink Bridesmaid DressesLet's go on a little journey. Think about the families you see at Disneyland or tourist attractions that are all matching. If the kids are all under five it might be cute, but any older and it could tip on the tacky side. Depends on how it is done? Okay. Now remember your family photos. Is anyone a little too matchy? Is it over bearing? A little? Still sometimes cute? Okay, now think about your bridesmaids. Do they all have the same hair color, skin tone and body type? No. Then they are not going to look good in the exact same thing. (ie. don't put a red head in bright orange, hot pink, or red and don't put someone with really pale skin in pale peach. It just won't translate very well. We don't say this to bash on matching bridesmaid dresses, as you can see the very first picture in this post has bridesmaid in matching dresses and it looks great, but we just want you to be careful because this is the highest danger zone for falling into the cliche. If you really want to have all your girls matching, then take them with you shopping. This doesn't mean you need their opinion per se, but so you can see how everyone looks in the dress options. Or, take a look at option two.  2) Pick one element, they pick the rest (perhaps with some guidelines).

{Wedding Trends} : Bridesmaids in Skirts - how to styled, accessorized and mix-match This really is the best  middle ground option. It works best if you pick out a skirt for all the girls to wear and then have them find and pick out their tops, accessories, or shoes. Other things you could do is pick out a cardigan, statement necklace, or matching shoes. Once you have sent out the piece you are require them to wear, they can then fill in the rest. It is, of course, usually best to give them a color palette to work from so that everyone coordinates with each other and your overall wedding look, but, other than that, let them decide. This gives you flexibility, but also allows you some more control.  3)Pick a color and they pick the rest. The Secrets of Successful Mismatched Bridesmaids This option is for the bride that doesn't have her heart set one everyone matching or would like one less thing they need to fully decide on. The idea here is that each bridesmaid would be told what color scheme you want and then would be given the freedom on deciding what to wear. By doing this, you allow your bridesmaids to find things that they will feel beautiful in and will want to wear again. If you are worried, you can have everyone send you pictures if you want to keep tabs on how everyone will coordinate, or if everyone is local, you can have a girl's day shopping trip so that everyone can work off of each other and find what they want.

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