LOVE/HATE: The ‘A Little Mixed Up’ Edition

Let’s say you’re just not feeling the whole let-the-bridesmaids-wear-anything-they-want thing but you think having a wall of solid color bridesmaids dresses makes for a boring look. Plus you’re too scared to try bridesmaids’ skirts because so much could go wrong, and you don’t really care for the coordinated by mismatched bridesmaids thing, either.

Here’s my suggestion: mismatched bridesmaids’ accessories on otherwise matching bridesmaids. You can have them, as above in a beautiful pic by Jolynne Photography, all in black or any other color you like with a rainbow palette of necklaces and earrings. Or you can keep everything the same from the knees upward, and have your otherwise matching bridesmaids all don pretty shoes in that same rainbow palette.

mismatched bridesmaids shoes

It works so well with black bridesmaids dresses, but you don’t have to limit yourself to that love-it-or-hate-it hue. I adore the idea of mixing things up just a little bit in the bridal party – it’s like the perfect middle ground for those who aren’t so keen on seeing a line of completely identical bridesmaids, but also don’t care for the whole mismatched bridesmaids trend.

What do you think? Did you or will you have all your ‘maids wearing the sames shoes and accessories or are you mixing it up?

5 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The ‘A Little Mixed Up’ Edition”

  1. Melissa P. September 30, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Mix it up! Mix everything up!

  2. Anna September 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    As a 9-time bridesmaid, I don’t mind wearing the same dress as everyone else, but it would be nice if there was a little mixing up. Even if it’s not different colors, different accessories that reflect each bridesmaid’s personality would be great. Yes, the general consensus is that it’s all about what the bride wants, but as a bridesmaid who has paid for the dress and a whole bunch of other things, willingly, just let me pick my own necklace!

  3. Indian wedding planners October 1, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    WOW!!!
    Looks terrific. Adding colors just enhances the positive and the cheerful vibe in weddings and the atmosphere is just exhilarating.

  4. Twistie October 2, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    This was more or less the approach I took with dressing my bridesmaids, and they all looked great.

  5. Claire October 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    I really like the idea of mixing it up a bit with different color accessories. Each bridesmaid could have their own pop of color to make them just a little bit different from the rest of them.