Matching bridesmaid dresses are a tradition that has recently been shaken to the core.
Rows of unique, distinct, but flattering and complementary dresses forming a limited rainbow palate that simply doesn’t occur by accident are wow-ing wedding goers and wedding planners everywhere. When done right, it’s quite a spectacular sight. And certainly the lovely ladies who have to wear the dresses don’t mind a little more discretion over their flattering fit they crave for the big, heavily photographed day.
But that being said, make no mistake: if executed poorly, it can be disastrous. It must be done right – and here’s how.
1. The bride has to provide some direction to help with the mismatched dress coordination.
A color isn’t enough. Make sure you specify:
* A color palette
2. Get them to send pics – and don’t be afraid to say no.
It’s your day after all!
3. Find inspiration.
Figure out what you want it to look like first, then let them manifest it!
Now, here’s why!
* It’s beautiful! Mismatched dresses look far less planned, while still being just as aesthetically pleasing (if not more so!)
* It’ll help all the bridesmaids wear something flattering since one size (or style) NEVER fits all
* It’ll help you and the bridesmaids afford the expenses
* There are way more mismatched opportunities, which makes picking one option much easier and more flexible