More Bridesmaid Color Decisions

I love how in this wedding, the bridesmaids’ dresses are the same color as the bride’s wedding gown, just shorter. This makes me feel better about perhaps picking light pewter as the BM dress color.



Aren’t the light pewter shoes darling with the cream/white dresses, or what?! I never even thought of that color combination!




Photos courtesy of Linda Chaja Photography. Read the full article about this charming wedding at Style Me Pretty.

Would you consider having white/cream bridesmaids dresses?


Mrs. Chick

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    alohababy28 468 posts, Helper bee @ 4:04 pm

    I would have considered it if wasn’t so prone to spilling things/getting dirty (why I got an off white dress!). In the “olden days” bridesmaids all wore white (to confuse kidnappers or evil spirits so they wouldn’t know which was the bride)- I say go for it! You can do whatever you want to anyway these days!

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    krissycake 4160 posts, Honey bee @ 4:13 pm

    i love how it looks so clean!

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    NC Girl 109 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:25 pm

    I think it’s a very elegant look.

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    Nita 172 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:26 pm

    I wanted white/cream bridesmaid dresses but changed my mind when I went with a knee length bridal dress. I think it looks great!

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    lemondrop 1198 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:32 pm

    It looks beautiful!

    I also like the succulents in the bouquets- I would definitely end up planting them afterwards and smiling at the memories every time I watered them.

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:41 pm

    I love that color combo. I think it makes everything really clean and elegant. FWIW, my grandma had white BM dresses in 1948 and the photos look fantastic, even after all these years!

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    melinda, Guest @ 4:45 pm

    I’m sorry, but as an avid follower of all the bees, past and present, your’s is quite boring. you really haven’t been talking about anything really of your wedding or plans. just one or two sentences and a bunch of pictures.
    It hasn’t been quite as entertaining as the other bees.

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 5:02 pm

    @melinda: Ouch! Sorry to hear you feel that way! Well, the posts Weddingbee have been posting from me are archival posts from my personal blog. They will get more personal soon when they are caught up to my present posts.

    However, I disagree with you to some extent. The pictures and ideas I post are my inspirations for my wedding, which means I will be using some to most of them for my wedding. While it’s true some of my posts do not have as much text some do have a fair amount of text if you look back on them, in particular the recent origami post. I think some bloggers’ styles are to write more than others, but both forms are acceptable.

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    jessf78 16 posts, Newbee @ 5:17 pm

    miss chick – i think your posts rock! i LOVE the chandelier post earlier, and cant’ wait to see if that works out. and personally i think all your pictures make the blog more enjoyable. it’s easier to see what you are envisioning for your big day.

    and i don’t see why if someone didn’t like your postings, they would find it necessary to say anything at all. i’m sure everyone has favorite bees and not so favorite bees – just skip over the not so favorite bees posts. someone else probably really enjoys them.

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 5:19 pm

    Aww, thank you Jess! You are so sweet. Yes, I agree, if you don’t like my posts, you can say it in a constructive way, or else just skip them…
    Thanks again:) I needed to hear that!

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    Ana, Guest @ 5:21 pm

    I would. Those dresses are beautiful. But I’m sure my bridesmaids would be set against the idea.

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    vintage2010 2825 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:24 pm

    Miss Chick-
    I wouldn’t worry about it. I don’t like to read a lot of the texts I’m more into the pictures. So I like. Btw… where are the BM dresses from?

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    cfitz621 169 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:25 pm

    Rock on Ms. Chick. I like inspiration posts, makes me get a better sense of the blogger.

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 5:33 pm

    @vintage2010: Thanks so much:) I believe the dresses are Alexis Adamour an they can be found at Bloomingdales.

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 5:33 pm

    @cfitz621: Thank you, you are too kind!

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    mander411 735 posts, Busy bee @ 6:01 pm

    I thought about having an entirely white wedding (like P Diddys White Party lol) and even having guests wear all white – I just didn’t want to seem bridezilla-ish and be telling ppl what they had to wear. Just thought it would be awesome!

    Ps – I heart blogs with lots of pics!!!!!!

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    Grey56 644 posts, Busy bee @ 6:15 pm

    Well, as a bride who chose grey dresses, I’d say I’m still partial to your light pewter ones. :-)

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:25 pm

    I really like it!

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    Miss Shoe 105 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:41 pm

    Mander – check out this ‘whites and lights’ wedding. It looks pretty doable since men and women can wear khakis; definitely not a bridezilla scenario.

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 6:53 pm

    @Miss Shoe: beautiful!

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    West Coast Bride 708 posts, Busy bee @ 7:08 pm

    Personally, I’m not a fan, but then again, I like contrast. While I don’t like this particularl look, I think Pewter is actually just the right amount of contrast for me to be on side. This wedding is just tooooo white for me.

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    firemuffy 204 posts, Helper bee @ 7:20 pm

    Hey Miss Chick! Don’t worry about those who don’t like what you post. You can’t please everyone!

    I for one love your posts. I too am getting married in April 2010!

    I really like the bouquets in your pictures!

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 7:21 pm

    @firemuffy: You are too sweet. Thank you!

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    ejs4y8 14581 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 8:52 pm

    Ooo i really like that look! it’s elegant and chic.

    However, I wouldn’t do it simply because I want to be the bride in white. It’s *my* color that day and I want to be selfish =]. But it’s absolutely lovely! I can see how a light gray would be really cute too. And wow, i just LOVE their dresses!

    People who are negative and don’t like your posts can “buzz off” and go do something “not boring” like play with fire…no worries Miss Chick!

    Seriously I want one of those dresses. I hope they’re not like $800 like the ones Ms. Poodle showed us that I fell in love with! =]

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    Lorienne 1220 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:08 pm

    LOVE this look! So clean, bright and well put together. I never would have thought of having the BM’s in white but it is really lovely. Thanks for sharing, Miss Chick! <3

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    Pr3c1ou5 72 posts, Worker bee @ 9:19 pm

    personally, i wouldn’t, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea!

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    sunbeam 545 posts, Busy bee @ 9:43 pm

    I never considered it, but now that I’ve seen this trend I wish I have! I think it looks so fresh and doesn’t take away from the bride at all.

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 10:28 pm

    Anyone who has succulents in their bouquet looks good to me!

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    mldawson21 10 posts, Newbee @ 1:02 am

    I love your posts Miss Chick! I am pumped because thus far we are kinda having the same ideas. AND guess what, my bridesmaids are wearing ivory dresses. I was so indecisive about dresses until I seen simple strapless party dresses at Target and knew that I wanted ivory dresses. They are timeless, chic, and lovely! Keep it coming Miss Chick! :)

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:14 am

    those dresses are really nice! i never considered having my girls wear white/ivory since i love the pop of color but this looks great

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:48 am

    I love the way it looks! actually I posted an “inspiration pic” of BM dresses in cream I just loved them, but 3 of my girls already loved the “purple” idea, if they love my first idea, works for me too! hehe

    ohh! and we LOVE you!! :)
    don’t pay attention to people that need to hide their identity to post something, they are just not worth it! – There’s always a nice/ polite way to communicate interest over something or a constructive critic (if that’s what she meat while writing that)

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 11:19 am

    Awww thanks you guys for the love! You guys are seriously the best!

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 11:24 am

    This is one of my major inspiration pics as well! Flowers, especially! *swoon*

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    EngineerBride 164 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:57 pm

    It looks nice, but I’d be worried about spilling something (I’m a little klutzy when it comes to food). My only concern with the cream/white is that when I looked some of the pictures, I couldn’t even tell which girl was the bride – I could only tell when I could see her long dress. I think that pewter would be enough of a difference so you can distinguish, but that they’re all light.

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 1:00 pm

    @EngineerBride: So true! I think pewter is a good compromise too.

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    mander411 735 posts, Busy bee @ 2:52 pm

    Miss Shoe – they had a great idea!

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    Mrs. Mouse 5761 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:10 pm

    I love your inspiration, Miss Chick! You’ve got many more months ahead of you as a Bee, so I’m glad you have time to share some inspiration with us before you start on the planning and DIY posts!

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    tallulah 30 posts, Newbee @ 1:07 pm

    so pretty & so modern.

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    BucknellBride 133 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:29 pm

    @melinda: I have to disagree – finding inspiration is a major part of the wedding planning process. I think Miss Chick’s inspiration posts have been great – especially the last two, which have been interesting ideas that I’d never seen before and really liked. Besides, since most of the bees’ first posts (except their intro) are from their archives, they’re usually still finding their style. She hasn’t even been on Weddingbee for two weeks – give her a chance!
    @Miss Chick: Keep up the good work Chickie! :) Haha…I call my friends Chickie all the time, and this time it kinda works! 😛

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 1:37 pm

    @BucknellBride: Thank you so much! Those are very kind words!

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    pvaulter718 2116 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:29 am

    We actually almost went with a very very light tan color – then it turned out, it only came in Jersey material. And, while I love my bridesmaids, several of them were uncomfortable about the “clingyness” of Jersey!

    I like how the dresses are in a similar color family, and you’re right – those shoe colors are dynamite!

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    alishaneva 2152 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:41 am

    eeep! I love these dresses. I’m not completely sure I’d pick white for my BMs but these pictures definitely look great! Keep ’em comin, Miss Chick!!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:23 pm

    Miss Chick – I love your inspiration…if someone doesn’t like your posts, they can just hit “next” and see a new post…and with your wedding not until April, you are really in the inspiration stage! I am getting married in May, and it is just too soon to be actually in the midst of creating everything at this point…I love that you have so many pictures to illustrate your ideas!

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    Pearlharbor, Guest @ 3:05 pm

    @KatieBug3017: Thanks so much! You made me feel so much better! Best of luck with your wedding!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:13 pm

    @Pearlharbor: Good ideas and plans take time! They don’t pop out of nowhere…thats my thought on the matter! :)

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    connie, Guest @ 3:51 pm

    i love the flowers on the bridesmaids’ dresses!

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    RecessionistaBride 5018 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:38 am

    I don’t think I would put my BMs in cream or white… like a pp said: It’s my day to wear white!
    As for the drama surrounding the “boring” posts- I highly disagree!! I actually find the inspiration posts more helpful than the personal stories, etc. I’ve added tons of Bee inspirations to my wedding day! Keep up the good work Miss Chick :)

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    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 12:41 am

    @RecessionistaBride: You are so sweet. Thank you!

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