Tuesday, September 18, 2007

update on bridesmaid dresses

I posted earlier about how weird it is that I should tell people what to wear to my wedding. The ladies standing up for me all have exceptional (and decidedly different) tastes. That said, given that I was thinking about how burgundy/red would be fabulous for people to wear, it made the most sense to pick some sort of common color. Different shades of blue can look absolutely lovely together.

Sophi.the.bride's picture in her knot bio of lovely bridesmaids wearing different blue dresses.

However, different reds or variations of red can clash. Like the prom picture where three of us were dressed in red (that's me!), salmon and pink, respectively.

It's great that everyone else was in blue or purple so we could alternate and end up with coordinated (and not clashing) pictures

And then comes along J Crew's fall catalogue. Every two or three months it seems that they release new colors for their special occasions collection. Conveniently, one of J. Crew's fall colors is "vintage burgundy." What are the colors of our wedding? Burgundy and Champagne. What is the theme we are loosely going for? Vintage jazz and swing. This could be perfect. And the ladies would have their choice of three dresses, the Caroline, Goddess, Sophia:

I ordered a fabric swatch, and it was an absolutely gorgeous color. And I worked up the nerve to ask the lovely ladies what they thought about the dress. Thankfully, each likes them and hopefully will be able to find a style that works for her.

They are choosing from:

Caroline dress

Goddess dress

Sophia dress

As of right now, it looks like at least 2 of the 3 will wear the Sophia. For those of you that let your bridesmaids pick dresses, did any of them end up picking the same dress?

9 comments:

littlered517 said...

I need a size 12 or 14 for a friend in my wedding. Please help, we need to have a vintage burgundy in a goddess dress. Thank you!!!

Meg said...

Unfortunately, the bridesmaid who ordered the goddess dress is more like a 6 or 8. Sorry.

Vanessa83 said...

Hi :-)

You don't know me or anything, but I just came across your blog, and I want you to know that I am having my bridesmaids wear the exact same J.Crew dresses in the Vintage Burgundy color!!

They all seem pretty happy with it, and the quality of the dress is great! My wedding is in September. Best of luck with yours! :)

-Vanessa

Lynsey said...

Hey, what does the red color of the Sophia dress actually look like? Is it more red or more pink? I cannot tell!

Meg said...

It's definitely more red than pink. The color is a really rich red color, and you can see pictures in action

http://chessandcoffee.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-do.html

elizabeth said...

Hi Meg,

I am thinking of dressing my bridesmaids in Vintage Burgundy dresses from J Crew. The color is gorgeous and I'm so inspired by your wedding pictures!

My bridesmaids are all on the smaller side (size 2 through 6), but I wondering if any of your maids are selling their dresses?

Elizabeth

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