Once upon a time, it was customary for a blushing bride to wear only white and all of her chosen bridesmaids to be adorned in precisely the same color. Often, no matter their shape or size, each bridesmaid would also be wearing the same style.
As you can imagine, the body-skimming sheath that looked so fab on size 10 ‘Karen’ unfortunately clung to all the wrong places on size 18 ‘Linda.’ But back in the day if Cadbury’s purple was all the rage, and it was the Brides first choice on her big day, of course, nobody dares argue.
How times have changed, and these days, Brides can make their big entrance wearing anything from a conventional wedding dress adorned with seed pearls and crystals to a plain tuxedo style trouser suit. Dresses can hide a multitude of fashionable footwear from DM’s to Converse, while wide-leg trousers sometimes have flip flops hidden underneath the flare. Brides are getting the message that those sky-high stilettos will be killing them before they’ve said ‘I do’ COLOUR – the new alternatives. Colour schemes are now not just one color, but 50 shades of the same color, and retailers have had to keep pace with this new demand for all the colors, in all the shades, never mind just in all the sizes.
But what about if brides want to abandon the ‘safe’ colors for something a bit more daring, and perhaps memorable, but which will suit all skin tones.
Pale shades can make bridesmaids look a little washed out if they are already very fair-skinned, and darker shades such as navy, red, and oh yes, purple can also be draining, even on more olive tones. So what about considering golds and bronzes, and what about if you could choose from many designs and many SHADES of bronze. Well, now you can click here for details. What Will You Splash the Budget On Will you spend most of your wedding budget on your dress, the venue, decor, or the food and drink? After you’ve kitted out yourself and your bridesmaids (and maybe the groom should have a new outfit too!), what comes next in your list of wedding day priorities?
Indeed, the venue needs to reflect the couple that you are. You may want a quiet, intimate day in a small boutique venue, such as a heavily beamed barn, where you can hang bunting and go for a shabby chic, rustic theme. If you are a lovely pair with lots of friends and a large family, then you might go for a large stylish upmarket hotel, where you can go to town with your decorations, balloons, a pre-lit dance floor, and your name in lights too. Your guests could stay overnight and enjoy an extended weekend get-together to seal the celebrations.
Will it be a sit-down do, with a three-course meal, table plans, favors, or something simpler such as a full-on hog roast barbecue, with all the trimmings? As with that choice of all the dresses in all the styles and shades, the decisions you will face when organizing your wedding are endless. Planning is the key, take your time, and you can make your day one to remember for a very long time.