Black bridesmaids dresses

I'm tired of looking for my red colour i now think it will just make life easier if i just get little black dresses for my bridesmaids with a red ribbon or a red accent somewhere in it. coz the groomsmen is gonna wear black suits. what do u ladies think of black dresses. do any of you maybe have a pic where bridesmaids are wearing black dresses. wont it look to morbid?

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 8:05 pm
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my dresses are black - i think it's very elegant. 


here's a link to the knot black bridesmaid dress bio - it should give you some inspiration:


http://www.theknot.com/co_profileview.htm?profilename=blackbmdressbio

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 8:09 pm
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it looks stunning.. thanks kristeen

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 8:23 pm
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my bridesmaids are wearing black dresses, and i think it looks very elegant - not morbid at all.  the bridesmaids were very happy that i chose black, because it's flattering, they can maybe wear it again, etc.

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 9:11 pm
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I'm so frustrated... last week or the week before i saw a pic of a wedding where the bridesmaids wore the black dresses with a red ribbon around the waist where the pic was taken in the park and the were standing between a row of brick columns and i've been going whole morning through my internet history and i cant find that website... that sucks

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 9:27 pm
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found it....


found it The white photo 56629-1found it The white photo 56629-2


The white of the bride makes a strong contrast to the rest.


 

Posted on July 15, 2008 at 9:58 pm
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This is the wedding I planned my whole wedding around!  I received pictures from a friend who went to this one below last year.  Her colors were all black and red.  I like the pic above with the bigger red sashes.  I ended up going with red dresses and black sash, only b/c mother and FI wanted more red.  I'm not a huge color person - I think I'd have preferred the black with red instead or black and white with red accent.


 


This is the wedding photo 56644-1

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 2:18 am
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I Showed my Fi the black dresses and for once he agreed with me that he likes it and it looks elegant. My mom on the other hand responded: "this is not a funeral".  I'll have to think long and hard about this one.

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 3:36 am
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That's what my mom said.  I think maybe because back then, black was unheard of.  My mom wanted more color, however you can have some really bright colored flowers that would really POP on top of the black dresses.

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 4:12 am
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We have black BM dresses too :)  That doesnt say much considering my whole wedding is black hahah  Anyway I love it and Im sure you will too!  My BM's even liked the idea- so its not like 28 dresses haha


PIB


- HMM :)

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 4:36 am
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I love black dresses for bridesmaids!  Now, my cousin had us wear long, floor length formal black dresses on the sand in a beach wedding in Hawaii and I thought that was a bit odd but aside from that, I think they are very elegant and flattering!

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 4:38 am
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Posted on July 16, 2008 at 4:53 am
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i'm doing it too....i just have one attendant...matron of honor...so she is picking out a nice tea or knee length black dress....our wedding is in the evening too...so it will be appropriate...i think classical colors will look great in your pictures years down the road....

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 4:55 am
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I too am having black BM dresses. They will be holding bright red, orange, yellow and pink flowers for that POP of color. I love the contrast. I also hope it will be a dress they can wear again

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 5:05 am
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My BMs wore different, black knee-length dresses. The guys were in black suits. To add some color, the BM bouquets were all red and I purchased burgundy pashminas for all of them. I also gave them a burgundy orchid to wear in their hair. They were really happy that they got to choose their own dresses, especially since they are all very different body types. And they could seriously wear their dresses again.


I was really surprised that I got absolutely no flack for them wearing black... even from my MIL. I guess I lucked out.


Once you make a decision, stand by it and don't let others try to guilt you into changing your mind. It won't look like a funeral, it will look classy and elegant. And your girls will thank you. ;-)


Good luck!

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 6:42 am
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My BM dresses are black as well! BM have little red (APPLE) shawls for my red accent !

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 8:24 am
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Black is so chic, and bridemaids can re-use the dresses it.  I was recently in a wedding with black bridesmaid dresses.


http://sugarpluminvitations.blogspot.com/2007/10/real-wedding-nikki-greg-events.html


Black is so chic photo 57405-1


Black is so chic photo 57405-2


Black is so chic photo 57405-3


All the best,


Becky

Posted on July 17, 2008 at 7:35 am

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