While it was easy to choose who we wanted in our wedding party, it was a challenging task to figure out how to dress our nontraditional wedding party! Should the bridesmen dress the same as the groomsmen or differently? We wanted to make sure our wedding party looked cohesive, not like they all stepped out of different catalogs.
Our approach started with selecting looks for the traditional members of our party: the groomsmen and bridesmaids. Mr. T started shopping for his wedding suit months ago and he selected J. Crew’s Ludlow suit in charcoal. He decided that he would like his groomsmen to wear suits in various shades of gray. Most of his guys either already owned a gray suit or were in the market for one, so this worked out really well. The guys will also wear green ties, which we will purchase for them, and boutonnieres of greenery that I will DIY. The gentlemen will look something like this, but with jackets instead of vests.
Then came the ladies. I love the look of mixed up styles and colors on bridesmaids! I have three beautiful ladies all with different body types and skin tones, and I wanted them to feel comfortable in what they were wearing. I decided on knee-length chiffon dresses in various shades of coral and peach, like this: