There is such an array of beautiful colors today when choosing bridesmaid dresses. With so many choices, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming when it comes time to pick the perfect color for your bridesmaids. If your bridal party is small, then the choices may not be as daunting, but the larger the party, the larger your choice becomes and the more difficult it becomes to pick a color that looks good on everyone. For instance, if pink is your theme, pink bridesmaid dresses may not be suitable for everyone so a little tweak here and there may be needed to keep everyone happy and looking their best.
The following are some great tips for choosing a color that both compliments your bridesmaids and their individuality and is the perfect match for the theme of your wedding.
Time of Year and Time of Day This is one the most important driving factors of your choice. A summertime light and breezy color does not always work in the fall and vice versa. The time of day also is a deciding factor. Be cognizant of the bridemaids shape, sizes and coloring. For instance, solid pink bridesmaid dresses will not always work on certain skin tones.
Opting for different shades within the same color family or mixing and matching two contrasting colors is a great way to change it up a bit and works with any season. Also, adding embellishments of silver to pink or conversely pink to silver will work well on different bridesmaids. It is like an all in one fix where one color may not do the trick but the other makes up for the shortcomings and is a perfect solution.
Type of Affair Is your wedding going to be casual, formal or a beach destination wedding? Lighter pastel shades work well for casual weddings where the darker, richer hues such as black or deep hunter green work with more formal affairs.
If you are going casual but it is a nighttime affair, then using contrasting colors of both light and dark will work well for any affair. Layering chocolate-brown with pink is a great way to add richness yet keeping it lighter with pink shading.
If it is a destination wedding, then let your imagination run wild. Most colors work well, but like the destination, if it is tropical then think tropical and choose colors that fit into that theme. Nighttime or daytime, when it is a destination or tropical wedding, the location drives the choices.
The final word on bridesmaid dresses. Choose a color that you both like and works with your theme. If you do not like it, it does not matter how good it looks on your bridesmaids and what time of year or day it is, you will never be happy.
After all, it is your day. Hopefully, this will be the most memorable and wonderful day of your life. You need to be happy and satisfied with the choices you make. It is necessary to take everything into account and make decisions based on all factors.
Take your time and enjoy every moment of your planning process. Make your day one to remember forever; in a good way.
Source by Anne Reese