If you’ve been keeping up with my Wedding Wednesday series, you’ll know that so far I’ve covered finding my wedding dress, whether I’ll be wearing a veil, how I asked my bridesmaids, my favorite attire for groomsmen, and inspiration for our flowers. One big thing you may have noticed that I’ve yet to touch on? Bridesmaids’ dresses. And that’s because, while I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted for almost everything else, bridesmaids’ dresses have me totally stumped. It’s a cliché for a reason: there are so many ugly bridesmaids’ dresses out there! If I see one more shiny satin number, my eyes may actually bleed.
I started out thinking I wanted navy bridesmaids’ dresses. Hello, it’s my favorite color, it looks good on everyone, it makes sense for a nautical Nantucket wedding. But since the boys will be wearing navy blazers, I changed my mind and thought maybe a sky blue color would be pretty. Except that I can’t seem to find the shade I’m imagining (I call it hydrangea blue, not cobalt but not quite periwinkle) anywhere. So now I’m thinking maybe pink… but ask me next week and I’ll probably have changed my mind yet again.
I love the range of blues in the first photo but I can’t decide if I’d actually want to mix and match different shades or stick to one color and style for simplicity’s sake. I love the “blue grotto” color in this, this, and this but I was thinking we would do long dresses so as not to worry about everyone wearing matching shoes. What did you / will you have your bridesmaids wear? Any favorite designers I need to check out? I’m all ears!