Brides often are faced with not only choosing their own outfit but dressing their bridal party as well. From bridesmaids to groomsmen, it’s important to make sure that styles blend and everyone coordinate with one another as they stand at the end of the aisle and pose for wedding snapshots. What are some ways that you can seamlessly coordinate your bridal party?
Colors and Patterns
More and more brides and grooms are playing with different colors and patterns for their groomsmen and bridesmaids. They don’t all need to be in the same color dress, with the same color tie and pocket square. If the bridesmaids are wearing blush pink, check out patterns of ties or bowties that incorporate blush pink, like pink with white polka dots. This can be a fun way to make each member stand out, but still, keep them on the same page when it comes to wedding-day style. It’s even possible to play with different colors, as long as they’re not going to clash and cause an eyesore. Reference color palettes to get an idea of the range options.
Tip: A great way to figure out what you like is to explore bridesmaid dress sites that have color swatches, color filter options and inspirational pieces that show you what dress colors look like in real weddings.
If you love a variety of colors, but don’t want too many different dresses and ties, consider adding pops of color with bouquets. A great way to tie your bridesmaids’ looks together with your own is to mimic their flowers after your bridal bouquet, just a little less elaborate. Look at FiftyFlowers Wedding Colors chart to see what your options are, click on some flowers that catch your attention and explore different types available.
Tip: Pinterest is also a great resource for pinning down the names of your favorite flowers to then search and put together a complete bouquet.
The first step to choosing groomsmen outfits is deciding on colors. Where are the colors going to be? Are they going to be wearing skinny neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, suspenders? A great option is to opt for a colored dress shirt. If that’s the case, make sure boutonnieres coordinate with the color of the dress shirt. Don’t do flowers of the same shade, and don’t choose colors that are going to clash. However, if you’re going with a gray, black or white ensemble, flowers a the opportunity you need to add a bright pop of color.
As you can see, flowers are a seamless way to bring the looks of brides, grooms and the wedding party together, and also add the perfect finishing touches. Whether it’s for bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, or even table centerpieces, check out DIY Inspiration and other posts on the FiftyFlowers blog to finalize the floral arrangements you’re looking for your wedding.