Picking a wedding theme is a great place to start thinking about how the other elements of your wedding will fall into place. A wedding theme can help you hone in on flowers, place settings and even whether to go with a DJ or live band.  When it comes to the bridal party, you want to make sure they also fit into the wedding theme – you don’t want your girls look like they accidentally showed up to the wrong wedding!

While many of the dresses Brideside carries are versatile enough to find their way into just about any environment, some work better than others depending on your dream wedding theme.

Beach Wedding 

The sand beneath your toes, the waves crashing behind you and the gentle breeze moving through your hair. Beach weddings are dreamy, romantic and a vacation-like backdrop for your vows.  Bridesmaid dresses in fabrics like chiffon are a perfect pair for this scene since they have a romantic movement to them and are light enough if it’s hot out. Since beach weddings tend to be a bit more casual (hello, sandals!) they’re also easy for your bridesmaids to wear again after the wedding.

Beach wedding style board with Joanna August Dorian in I Want Candy #Brideside #Beachwedding #neutrals #green #mint #aqua

Rustic or Country Wedding

Arguably some of the most beautiful, entertaining and rowdy weddings are country themed. Usually taking place outdoors amongst nature and wildlife or within a large space like a rehabbed barn, rustic weddings are all about good food, great family atmosphere and plenty of dancing. We love suggesting a less obvious chose such as a structured, cocktail length dresses in bold colors. Bright colors pop really well against the natural background that comes with a rustic themed wedding and letting the girls wear shorter length bridesmaid dresses allow them to have fun with their accessories whether they are wearing cowboy boots, throwing on denim jackets in the evening or have a flower tucked into their hair.

Rustic wedding style board. Anna Elyse bridesmaid cocktail dress. #Brideside #RusticChic #Bright #Pink #Natural

Old Hollywood or Vintage Wedding

For the bride who wants to feel ultra glam and like a movie star, Old Hollywood weddings are the way to go. We imagine the bride to fully embrace a bold red lip, a cascading side swept hairstyle and sparkly embellished accessories. The perfect bridal party should compliment this glamorous bride but never outshine her. We love the idea of floor length silk or bobbinet dresses in timeless colors like black, silver or midnight. If the wedding is in the winter you can imagine being accessorized with faux fur capelets or in the summer with stunning bejeweled belts. Don’t hesitate to look to the starlets who created Hollywood for makeup and hair inspiration to complete your vintage inspired wedding look.

Old Hollywood glamour style board with Wtoo by Watters dress #Brideside #Wedding #black #classic #glamour #wtoo

Are you choosing a theme for your wedding? Let us know what you think in the comments.

xo,

Brideside

 

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