The one thing that I was ALWAYS disappointed with whilst browsing the wedding magazines and bridal stores was the selection of bridesmaids dresses on offer. At worst tragically unflattering and at best just well…..a little bit dull to be honest.
Thankfully even just a year on it seems brides are making sure their maids look magnificent in a whole host of oh-so-pretty frocks that flatter their shape and reflect their personality.
And being in the theme of pretty and all we thought we would treat you gorgeous lot to some of the loveliest ideas we’ve seen so far in weddingville that we hope will give you all plenty of inspiration for your own favourite girls come W-day.
Who said Maids had to be all matchy matchy? Not us that’s for sure. Nothing wrong with tying in your colour scheme of course but how about having a little bit of variation on that colour scheme….like these little numbers for example:
*images by Juliet Elizabeth
Pinks, oranges, blues, greens? Why not mix your different shades of Jewel Tones and have your ladies in something that suits their colouring as well as your desire to tie everything together beautifully.
*images via The Brides Cafe
Are you considering a palette of soft neutrals or vintage inspired hues for the Big Day?
And even more gorgeous if you let your maids wear a super cute dress in any one of your desired shades like these soft pinks, beiges and creams.
*image by Erin Hearts Court
Of course you could just decide to let your maids have free reign – the only prerequisite being “Make it sexy, make it short, make it God darn cool as hell” ….then you could end up with something like the image above.
Just about the most unique set of maids the Rock My Wedding team have ever seen.
And of course you can make sure there is no mistaking the ailse walkers with the guests by the simple addition of a stunning bouquet.
So perhaps you do want to keep it all dress co-ordinated chic, no problem with that. And absolutley no reason you can’t add to a matching set of frocks some FABULOUS unique footwear.
Whether it’s some polka dot fancy, an array of their favourite brights ( which is especially amazing with black gowns as in the image here)…. or a pair of floral adored hot pink greatness then I’m sure your girls will be pleased as punch.
Not to mention the fact that if they could choose their very own piece of epic shoe candy then it takes away the whole “Should the bride pay?” issue out of the equation. Or alternatively you could offer them as a gift.
Now that is one present I’m sure EVERY lady would love.
So maybe you want to keep the dresses matching and the shoes the same and go for a more traditional route ( Rebecca and I both did after all and it was the right decision for us)…but you still wouldn’t mind adding a piece of accessory pretty to make your maids contemporary.
Now we know many of you adore a statement bobby dazzler and these chunky beads are absolutely to-die-for delicious.
Maybe you you can let your maids choose something they love and something they can wear again. I am more than a little bit in love with the pearl strands and the fact these ladies are clearly the only girls in the wedding party but at the same time clearly rocking their own sense of bejewelled style.
Same dress different belt….. LOVING.IT.
You know I always have them in every fashion related post folks and here they are…..
* image via Tanja Lippert Photography
Ia anyone going with a print? Can someone? Please? Pretty please with sugar on top and some sprinkles? It would just be so undeniably stylish.
*image by Juliet Elizabeth
Shades of grey. I can’t get away with my obsession from grey at the moment, especially as it looks so completely perfect with a white dress and well….. any other colour for that matter.
Of course if actually you want to keep absolutely everything the same for each lady then maybe consider this:
Nope you don’t even have to have a different hue for each person, the same hue just a different type of flower.
Who can deny how heavenly these bunches of Hyacinth, tulips and Anemones look?
Total Bridesmaid bloom perfection.
Do let us know what pretty maid tricks and tips you have planned for your wedding and if any of the ideas in this post have given you a little bit of much needed inspiration.
We just want to make you love what you do, love what you choose and above all do what you want.
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