GRAY Bridsmaid Dresses TAKE TWO

As the wedding is now only 4 months away, I am doing a follow up post on possible dresses for the Bridesmaids. I have 2 down, 4 to go that need dresses.

GAP - $40

GAP - $45

OLD NAVY - $27

OLD NAVY - $31

BANANA REPUBLIC - $150

BANANA REPUBLIC - $80

J. CREW - $79

J. CREW - $138

TARGET - $18

TARGET - $40

TARGET - $30

MAURICES - $40

NORDSTROM - $160

BLUE FLY - $78

MOD CLOTH - $55

MOD CLOTH - $100

MOD CLOTH - $50

LULUs - $60

ANN TAYLOR LOFT - $50

ANN TAYLOR LOFT - $50

ANN TAYLOR LOFT - $80

ANN TAYLOR LOFT - $70

ANN TAYLOR LOFT - $90

Alright I’m done. Hopefully this helps.

Also while browsing Ann Taylor Loft I about crapped myself ALL the dresses are soooo cute! I know I’m going to need a few new dresses for wedding events (Bridal Shower, Bachelorette Party, Rehersal Dinner) and I’m pretty sure I will be getting them ALL at Ann Taylor LOFT…drool. THIS, THIS, and THIS must be MINE!!!!

Bridesmaid Apparel 2 – Accessories!

I did a previous post on the dresses here, but wanted to do a 2nd post for my girls on Accessories! I’m strongly encouraging all of my bridesmaids to be fun and unique with what they wear. Here are some examples of fun bridesmaid Accessories that I like. All items are from Etsy because its good to support the handmade community!

Click on the photos to go to the source.

 

Bridesmaid Dresses (ungodly long post)

Originally I had wanted my bridesmaids to wear funky vintage dresses, but I realize that it’s really mean to make them all hunt for vintage dresses. My bridesmaids are all very different sizes, and I want them all to feel comfortable and beautiful in their dresses. I’m not very partial to traditional bridesmaids dresses. I HATE that shiny fabric…eww. I also hate the matchy matchy thing, and how structured and weird they look. So I have decided to let all of my girls pick out whatever kind of dress they want. With the following rules:

1. Knee Length or Tea Length

2. No shiny “bridal fabric” like THIS I’d prefer something more organic and less cheap and tacky looking.

3. Must be gray. Shades I like are THIS or THIS or THIS none of THIS though.

4. Prints, Lace, or any other detailing is GREAT! I love THIS or THIS or THIS. Be creative!

5. Please no linen (it wrinkles) nothing slutty or too short

6. Shoes should be Gray, Peach or Mustard! Heels, Flats, Sandals, Cowboy Boots (obviously don’t have to be in the color selection), are all OK! Sorry ladies, no tennis shoes or flip flops (unless VERY dressy)

And to help my bridesmaids out I have found a number of places online to purchase such dresses CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE WEBSITE!

J Crew makes adorable Dress (some starting at $49.00, but average $175-$250) Sizes go from 0-16. I am partial to this dress:

This dress from Hot Topic (i know) is only $32! And super soft and cute!

Lulu’s.com has tons of cute grey dresses almost all under $50!

Modcloth.com also has lots of cute dresses. There prices are good, but there sizes are a little limited.  I really like these:

They also have really cute shoes!

Onestopplus.com makes lots of cute dresses in bigger sizes! My faves:

This ones only $20!

Nordstrom also has great regular grey and plus size dresses:

And last (yeah its almost over) I leave you with more shoes! Again click on the picture to go to the site:

Of course these are all just suggestions. We HIGHLY encourage our bridesmaids to shop used/consignment clothing stores, etsy, ebay, clearance racks, and anywhere that saves you money and keeps things green!

Wedding Colors

I have decided on Mustard Yellow and Grey as our wedding colors. I wanted to show some pictures so my friends and family who might cringe at this color choice can see that it is actually quite lovely. I plan to do VERY subtle hints of yellow, and mostly grey’s and neutrals. I do however like the idea of doing a splash of peach (there’s a pic near the bottom that shows this) but we will see. I’m not doing a matchy-matchy wedding, but I thought I needed a bit of a color scheme to go off of.