Monday, January 10, 2011

Dressing the Schwedding Party

So, I have my dress. It's gorg. That detail is out of the way. Now it's time to deal with the rest of the wedding crew. What's on my mind, you ask? Well, here we go.

The bridesmaids will be in an elegant, chic, and simple dress in navy blue:

Would you believe I found it on Did you even know Target (pronounced Tar-jay) made bridesmaids dresses? I was having so much trouble finding something simple, navy blue, with straps, and affordable. On a whim I checked out and voila! I find this gem. The ladies all seemed happy with it, so it's been ordered and will hopefully be a hit down the aisle on July 16th! And here's a secret: you can see me wearing it in the pictures from the engagement party post. I bought the dress for myself to try it out and wore it to the engagement party. So, obviously that means it can TOTALLY be worn again... I know, I'm such a nice bride!

The girls will all hopefully be wearing these cute flowers in their hair (to mimic the white flower that'll be in mine):

I'm also thinking that a shoe with some glitter would look amazing on the girls and be so flirtatious/fun for the big day. What do you think of these?

I love the first pair because they're so sexy and shiny. And the second pair is great too... they'd be comfy AND sparkly. Stylish AND practical. I have another secret: I own the second pair of shoes and I feel like a princess every time I slip them on. They're amazing! Basically, I'm open to any glittery shoe that the ladies find... and the shine on the shoes will compliment the shine of my bling ring. Just sayin'...

You're probably wondering about the boys now. John and I have chatted and we're leaning towards gray suits. We know it's not as dressy as black tuxes, but gray suits just look more vintagey and more stylish (in my opinion) in general. So, as John and I were sitting down to enjoy our delish Panera lunch yesterday, I have this vision of the wedding party. As you already know, the ladies will be in navy blue. I'm thinking, boys in their gray suits with navy blue ties (to matchy match the ladies). I should admit now that I've always thought the groom should have something different about his wedding suit that makes him stand out from the rest of the men in the party (as the bride definitely stands out from her bridesmaids). Then it hits me... have him wear a green tie instead of the blue. This way, we're incorporating the forgotten green into the bridal party's attire for the day and it's on my favorite person :) But it doesn't just stop right there... then I think, wait a second... I'll have my shoes dyed green to match his green tie! The bride and groom will match in their own special way, just as the bridesmaids and groomsmen will match. AMAZING. Here are some pictures I found that help the inspiration:

Except that's not my shoe. I bought these beauties last week (to wear to my first fitting this weekend!!): 
Now I just need to have them dyed. Let's hope they're comfy shoes, as I didn't get to try them on and they're not returnable. They'll be arriving in the mail hopefully by tomorrow. 

And to tie it all together, how fun would it be for the groomsmen and my handsome groom to be wearing these saucy socks:

Ahhh! I'm so in love with all these ideas. I'm so thankful that they came to me over Panera lunch yesterday. It took me a few minutes to convince John that it was going to be a delicious combo of greens, blues, gray suits, and sparkly shoes, but I think he's on board now. 

So the wedding-day attire is basically decided. Now I just have to figure out jewelry for the ladies and myself, flowers (probably just green and white), make-up, and the hundreds of other details that play into the big day. Any suggestions for jewelry, flowers, etc. are more than welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Great Ideas! What are you thinking for place settings? I had an idea what about vintage postcards from different parts of the world? I thought it was neat! Its all going to be great! Anything you need done let me know ok?