While your bridal dress is at the top of your priority list, your bridesmaid's gowns also play an important role in your wedding; the color scheme of these dresses will set the mood of your big day both in photos and at the ceremony. (Remember, your favorite ladies will be walking down the aisle before you do!)
In the past few years, brides haven't been sticking to a single color, opting for entourage gowns in various hues to create that pretty "mismatched" effect. The color pairings can be tricky to pull off, though, as these hues may only end up clashing instead of complementing each other.
To guide and inspire you, here are a few tried-and-tested color combinations we've spotted from real weddings:
1. Shades of the sea: Teal, Tiffany Blue, Powder Blue, and Baby Blue
Getting hitched by the shore? Complement the breathtaking backdrop with entourage gowns in various shades of blue. Like the sea, this color motif is refreshing and easy on the eyes.
2. Champagne and nude
Create a warm, relaxed vibe at your nuptials with neutral-colored bridesmaid dresses in elegant shades of champagne and nude. This muted motif is adaptable to whatever wedding style you may have but it'll beautifully blend in the most with outdoor, rustic-themed settings.
FN Tip: If the motif seem a tad bland for you, ask your gown designer to add some beadwork and sequins to your bridesmaids' dresses to glam things up.
3. Pastels with a bold color
Pastels are sweet and delicate, and most importantly, they blend together to create a cohesive look. So if you want your 'maids to be dressed up in different styles, opting for this color motif is one way to tie all their looks together.
FN Tip: Keep things a little unexpected by adding one or two bright accent colors (think: copper, lime green, etc) to the mix.
4. Sage green and emerald green
Incorporating shades of green to your bridal squad's attire is a smart way to bring nature into an indoor ceremony or to boost the fresh, earthy vibe of a garden wedding.
A cool bonus: Emerald green looks amazing on a groom's suit, too!
5. Dusty pink and tan
For a low-key, romantic feel, pink and neutrals make a perfect pair; earthy tones keep the classic pink look from looking too sweet and girly.
6. Baby blue and light pink
Take cotton candy as your main source of inspiration if you want to add more sweetness to your big day. When combined, baby blue and light pink look so fresh and photograph well, especially during the daytime (a.k.a. the time when you'll be taking those pre-wedding snaps with your BFFs).
7. Orange, peach, and red
Let these bright, cheery hues perfectly express just how happy you all are on your special day. If you're not into the muted color palette, this sweet play of light and bold tones is for you. The budget-friendly perk is that no expensive beading is required for these entourage dresses to stand out as the colors themselves can already make a statement.
8. Grey and navy blue
Grey and blue may sound like two dull hues for a wedding, but when these are incorporated into airy, flowy fabrics, they look nothing short of elegant. Dark navy blue keeps the overall grey theme from blending into the background.
9. Mauves and reds
Opt for a color scheme that remind will everyone of roses to set a no-fail dramatic, and romantic mood. Having a few accents of red livens up the understated main mauve motif!
10. Orange-red and mustard
Looking for a more unique color motif? Try this zesty color combo that won't fail to bring positive vibes to your ceremony.
Where to get your bridesmaids' gowns customized
1. Elizabeth Hallie
Contact number: (02) 539-5646
Elizabeth is most recently responsible for blogger Kryz Uy's dreamy powder blue bridesmaid dresses. You'll love how she plays with cuts, fabrics, and other details to bring romance to a piece even without any beadwork or embellishment.
2. Teena Sabrina Tan
Contact number: (0917) 519-9892
Location: 610 Tower B Wack-Wack Twin Towers, Wack-Wack Road Corner Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City (Appoitnment based)
Teena specializes in dreamy, Bohemian-inspired gowns, but she can whip up a simple, minimalist look for your bridesmaids' dresses, too.
3. Vee Tan Studios
Contact number: (0917) 179-0610
Location: 155-A Mother Ignacia Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
Vee has a knack for intricately beaded, feminine styles so if you want something a little more glamorous for your bridesmaids, pay her studio in Q.C. a visit!
4. Ingrid Santillian
Contact number: (0917) 809-6688
Whether you're after a whimsical look for your entourage or something fun and cheery, Ingrid can do both so well.
Places to shop for ready-to wear gowns in Manila
1. Love, C.
Location: Sonata Private Residences, Tower 1, Retail 1: Love, C shop, Lourdes Drive, Mandaluyong City 1600
Love, C. Manila offers ready-to-wear gowns in a wide variety of fabrics from silk, tulle, sequined to neoprene, with budget-friendly rates that range from P2,000 to P7,000. You can also choose to have your gowns conveniently customized online (the boutique is offering discounted packages)!
2. Style Staple
Contact number: (0945) 296-8538
Location: 94 Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
Style Staple's flirty, feminine dresses are perfect for sunny outdoor weddings. This local label likes to play around with backless styles, ruffled designs, and fun prints.
Contact number: (0932) 946-6967
From floral gowns and short dresses, to top and pants combos, you'll find lots of affordable and chic options at Zoo that your 'maids will actually love—and won't mind rewearing for numerous occasions.
Location: R2 New Wing, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, Makati
Most of Tantease's simple, flowy dresses don't go beyond P6,000, so they're perfect for practical brides who are looking for a fuss-free option for their entourage.