Right after I wrote the post about Mr. Socks’ and his groomsmen’s ties, I realized I’ve never written about what my bridal party is going to wear!!
I have three bridesmaids and Mr. Socks has three groomsmen. I was pretty laid back about what everyone would wear—at first, I had told my bridesmaids to find any dress they liked in a fall color and wear it, but that seemed to overwhelm my ladies, so I narrowed the choices down to a cotton sateen dress at David’s. They could wear any style they liked, and I wanted them to have different colors—truffle, apple, and persimmon.
(Please excuse the hasty yellow shoes I slapped on them)
The red (apple) dress is not the real dress BM Lea is wearing, but I couldn’t find it on David’s website anymore, so this is close enough.
Anyway, so that covered my bridesmaids! I really like the combo, but I think if I could do it again, I might have gone with everyone in the persimmon color since our colors have really transitioned from general “fall colors” to “orange and yellow.” Oh well, I still love the dresses and I think they’re comfy and cute!
For our guys, Mr. Socks is too trim for the tuxes at Men’s Warehouse (none are very slim-cut), so we decided a nice-fitting suit would be fine. Since we went this route for Mr. Socks, I thought it’d be silly to have the groomsmen in tuxes while Mr. Socks was in a suit, so our requirements for the groomsmen were: ”Medium to light-ish grey suits. But if you like a darker grey and think you’ll wear it more after the wedding, I don’t really care, so…just grey.”
It’s a little scary to not know what everyone will look like together since our entire bridal party is mis-matched, but to the internets I searched!
Here’s what I found that appeased my fears:
So we’ll be a bunch of mismatched misfits, I suppose, but I think the ties and bouts for the guys will bring it all together and the yellow shoes and bouquets will bring it together for the girls. I’m just happy that we’ll have great people standing up with us at our wedding, so I’m not going to get hung up about what they wear!
Is your bridal party mismatched? Were you afraid of how it might turn out?
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