Mixed Bridesmaid Dresses: Real Wedding Planner Style Advice

Mixed Bridesmaid Dresses: Real Wedding Planner Style Advice !

We’ve received a lot of questions about “How to create the mixed bridesmaid dress look” from our site visitors… so we decided it was time to write a “How to” article… this will be a multi-segment article…
For our return site visitors, you’ll know we start our bridesmaid dress color articles with a little inspiration… for this article, we’re going straight to Pantone color palette as a whole for the inspiration of this article!

Pantone Spring 2015 Colors

 

The mixed bridesmaid dress look is fun to create… and so nice for your bridesmaids!

 

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Real Wedding Planner Advice: Whether you choose your bridesmaid dresses for your bridesmaids, or you let them choose… you, as the bride, need to give your bridesmaids some guidance…

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As the bride, you need to have the bridesmaid dress choice(s) as part of your wedding planning process…and you need to drive the process for your bridesmaids.

Mixed Bridesmaid Dress Ideas, Navy, Blue, Dark Blue, Different Fabric ideas, Lisa Sammons Events

This does not make you a controlling bride or a bridezilla! You have to start with color and style in order to set the tone of your wedding “style”.

Mixed Bridesmaid Dress Ideas, Gray, Taupe, Almond, Neutrals, Lisa Sammons Events

Giving your bridesmaid a choice of style and dress design is a very broad amount of choices for your bridesmaids, and they will need your help! Remember, they want to make you happy and work within your wedding “vision” parameters, so they’ll need a place to start.

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Real Wedding Planner Advice: Try to give your bridesmaid either a color choice to work with, or at least a specific dress designer to choose from….

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Start with sending your bridesmaid a color palette to stick to in their search for their dress choice.

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Image: Donna Morgan Bridesmaid

To keep the look “traditional” choose the color and dress designer on your own, and then let your bridesmaids choose a neckine that flatters them individually.

Mixed Bridesmaid Dress Ideas, Burgundy, Blush, Gray, Taupe, Almond, Neutrals, Lisa Sammons Events

Or… give your bridesmaids a few colors to choose from &  a few style choices or “guidelines” to stick to….

Mixed Bridesmaid Dress Ideas, Glacier Gray, Pink, Lisa Sammons Events

The trick to making the mixed bridesmaid dress “look” work is to keep it from looking too busy… we’ll help you with this in our next article segment!

Mixed Bridesmaid Dress Ideas, Blue, Green, Different Dress Designs, Thread City, Lisa Sammons Events

Image: Thread Bridesmaid

Mixing colors is a fabulous way to hit all your wedding colors in your bridesmaid dresses, it really sets the tone and feel of the wedding right from the beginning as well…

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If you like the look of different texture in your bridesmaid dresses, keep your dresses to the same color “tone” …

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Image: Wedding Book

Beautiful! Even with the each bridesmaid choosing a different dress (and color!) this contemporary bride’s bridesmaids still look elegant and “in sync” with the bride.

Mixed Bridesmaid Dress Ideas, Print dresses, Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Yellow, Neutrals, Donna Morgan, Lisa Sammons Events

Image: Courtesy of Donna Morgan Bridesmaids

Choosing the mixed bridesmaid dress look for your wedding is still on trend and will work in any season…

Next up: Mixed Bridesmaid Dress Look : Real Wedding Planner Advice: “How to start your process” 

We hope you enjoyed this real wedding planner advice from Lisa Sammons Events article, this is just Part 1, so please check back soon for the next segment of “How to create the mixed bridesmaid dress look” for your wedding with Style ideas, Inspiration & Design!

Questions? Need more detailed info? Feel free to contact Lisa Sammons Events at anytime. We are happy to help!
Article: Lisa Sammons – Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor & Features Editor:  Style, Inspiration, & Design
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