Question from Rachel:
Hello, I am having trouble thinking of a colour scheme for our wedding in May next year. The room where the service and reception is taking place has a lot of dark blue and my dress will be ivory with a crystal beaded waistline. I have 4 bridesmaids 2 with dark hair and features and 1 with blonde hair and very pale skin. Can you give me any suggestions?
Answer from Wedding Expert Angela:
Hi Rachel, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. You do not say what style of wedding you are having—formal, contemporary, casual. So, I will answer according to the season. May is spring, so any of the spring colours would be appropriate—yellows, peach, coral, orange, greens, pinks, violet. Take your pick! But really, there is no wrong colour for any season when it comes to weddings. Brown is a very popular summer colour for bridesmaid dresses, is a neutral, and looks lovely with ivory accents which would match your dress.
This video I made on wedding colour ideas might help you decide what colours to put together. If you are bold, you could try lime-green, pink and blue—they are a great combination for a fresh, spring look. If you are more concerned with what looks best on your bridesmaid, I suggest you ask them what their best colours are. I’m sure they know. Then, the next step would be to go shopping and try on different colours and see what works and what doesn’t.
Every colour has an undertone colour, and that is what you need to consider when trying to ensure your bridal party looks their best. The only way to do that is to try bridesmaid dresses on and see what works. Once you find what you like, make a note of the manufacturer and style number. You can often find the same product cheaper online, as online stores do not have the overhead a physical store has.
Good luck, and if you have further questions, feel free to ask.
Angela Fiebelkorn, Wedding Planner