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Guest Blogger: Unruly Things, white dresses

March 23, 2010

I knew immediately that I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to choose the dress of their liking, but I really struggled on choosing a color. When DLB and I first started planning our wedding, I was really torn on what color I wanted my bridesmaids to wear. I went back and forth between three colors for months. First I wanted eggplant, then eggplant became yellow and yellow became red and red became eggplant again… sigh. I was so confused.


{image c/o A Bryan Photo}

One day I sat down with DLB and we started analyzing our ideas. I’ve never been much of one to wear a lot of color. Both of us are always drawn to neutral, earthy colors, so in the end I decided to have my bridesmaids wear ivory/cream dresses.


{Image c/o Polka Dot Bride}

I know you’ll either love this idea or you’ll think what some of my friends and family did: that I won’t stand out. Well, maybe not. But in the end I think everyone will know who the bride is and it’s what I really want.


{Image c/o Once Wed}

I’m also letting my bridesmaids pick the dress of their choosing with only a few requirements. here are a few dresses I’ve spotted that would make wonderful bridesmaids dresses, or even the perfect dress for a casual wedding!


{Images c/o 1. Beyond Vintage, J. Crew, Calypso, Anthropologie, Dace, Anthropologie, Rose & Ruby, Nordstrom, Anthropologie}

And just because I love a good sneak peek…here’s the first look at what I’ll be wearing. It’s a “once worn” J. Crew gown from a few years ago that I purchased from this pretty girl wearing the dress shown here. I couldn’t have been more happy with the transaction and highly recommend buying used if you’re up for it!