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Creating a memorable wedding day is one of the main priorities for loved-up couples across the United States. And there are plenty of ways you can create your perfect day so that it reflects you as a couple and so that everyone will remember it for years to come.
One way you can make your day memorable is by coordinating your bridesmaids and groomsmen to ensure their styles and attire complement each other. Keep reading to find out more about how to style your bridesmaid and groomsmen.
Dressing Your Wedding Party: How to Coordinate Your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Wedding fashion not only reflects your life together as a couple, but it also will be the first thing you look at when you revisit memories from your happy day. That’s why you’ll want to ensure your wedding party looks great and matches.
But with so many different colors and fabric types, it can be difficult to coordinate your bridesmaids and groomsmen perfectly. However, the contrast in colors and fabrics can add texture and depth to your special day. Once you accept that exact coordination won’t happen, you can have some fun with the wedding party clothes.
Think About Your Color Scheme
The first thing you need to do, before looking at the various bridesmaids and groomsmen colors, is to determine the color of your wedding palette. Your own color scheme will depend on the theme of the wedding and the preferences of the bride and groom.
Often wedding palettes can have up to five colors. That’s right, you don’t need to stick to just two or three. We recommend you choose a primary color and match three or four secondary colors with your partner.
Considering your own color scheme will help to inform what colors you want your bridesmaids and groomsmen to be in. Don’t forget to think about colors that will look great on everyone.
Match Primary Colors for Both Women and Men
After you have a clear vision of your color palette, you need to decide how to match your groomsmen and bridesmaids.
The most common option is to use the primary color for the bridesmaid’s dresses and match the groomsmen’s accessories to it. For example, if your primary color is blue then the bridesmaid dresses will be blue and you could put the groomsmen in blue ties. Alternatively, you can match the groomsmen’s other accessories with the primary color, such as their socks, pocket squares, or suspenders.
Think About Patterns
Matching colors isn’t the only way you can coordinate your wedding party. Another great option is focusing on matching patterns.
For example, the bridesmaids could all be dressed in floral and the groomsmen could have a floral tie or jacket. Alternatively, if there is a pattern with significance to the bride and groom, you could include that pattern in the wedding attire. For example, if both bride and groom both love astronomy, you could have bridesmaids and groomsmen with matching stars and planets accessories.
5 Memorable and Cute Wedding Styles for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Use our above tips to think about what you want at your wedding. However, if you’re still looking for inspiration, we have 5 memorable and cute wedding styles you could incorporate into your special day.
1. Keep it Classy
Classical colors don’t necessarily have to be boring or too traditional. Many couples choose to dress bridesmaids and groomsmen in monochrome colors, such as black and white because these colors look classic, trendy, and timeless. Put the groomsmen in black suits and ivory coats and put the bridesmaids in a black dress, to really add some drama.
2. Choose Floral Patterns
If you’re having an outdoor wedding or a summer wedding, then floral patterns are a great option. We recommend you dress the bridesmaids in gorgeous floral dresses that match your color palette and put the groomsmen in floral wedding ties. But there’s plenty of other options, for example, the groomsmen could wear floral shirts or socks.
3. Opt for a Splash of Color
Want to show your bold personalities? Then you should put your wedding party in bold colors, such as vibrant reds, and coordinate your secondary colors with pink hues. The great thing about adding a splash of color is that you can assign specific hues to different wedding party members, to suit their own personalities.
4. Don’t Avoid the Blues
Blue is a traditional wedding palette color and it just so happens that if you want your groomsmen and bridesmaids completely matching, this option is perfect. Find the right shade of blue you want for your wedding party and you can choose dresses and matching suits. Remember to throw in some secondary wedding colors to your wedding party’s attire too.
5. Let Your Party Choose
Most couples prefer to match their wedding party, but your loved ones all bring different qualities and meaning to your lives. So why not let them reflect that in their own choice of attire? It might be a risky move for some, but it’s guaranteed to pay off and is a surefire way to ensure that everyone feels comfortable with what they’re wearing.
Make Your Day Extra Special
All wedding days should be unforgettable and last a lifetime, which is why you should follow our guide on matching your bridesmaids and groomsmen’s attire. Remember that there are no specific rules when it comes to coordinating your wedding party, it’s all about having fun and creating an image that reflects you and your loved ones.
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