Choosing our wedding party was a really easy decision for us. We both have one same-sex younger sibling and have decided to only have them standing next to us on our wedding day. Although we love our friends, our siblings are closest to us and have had the most opportunity to share with us as a couple. FBIL Boa will be his best man while Lil Boa will be my maid of honor.
This decision left me yearning for color-coordinated bridal-party pictures and the awesome wedding-party jumping photos I would miss out on.
Based on my desire for these kinds of pictures and wanting to include our guests (which are 90% close family) more, we decided to do something a little unconventional. We will implement a wacky dress code; all guests will be asked to wear our wedding colors, shades of purple, green, and gray.
Some people might be against it; some people might not follow it. But in the end it will make for wonderful pictures. We will not be strictly enforcing it or being inflexible (people will not be kicked out or denied entrance); we just think having all our guests wear the same colors will make for wonderful pictures. It will probably make everyone feel more a part of the wedding, since it will look as if they are all part of the bridal party. To date, all the guests we have notified LOVE the idea; they think it’s different and fun and makes it easier for them to pick what to wear, so hopefully no problems will arise in the future.
I’m giddy thinking about all the wonderful pictures we will have with our 90+ wedding guests all color coordinated!
How would you respond as a guest if a bride requested you to wear certain colors?
- Isabela, Puerto Rico
- Undergraduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2012
- El Faro Convention Center