Ideas for making
bridesmaids dresses work
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Alison Reed, center, of Colorado Springs, Colo., stands with her bridal party in Vail, Colo. Reed chose to allow her bridesemaids leeway in the colors and styles of dresses they wore.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Kelly felt she had enough on her plate dealing with her own wedding gown and all the details of her mountain getaway nuptials without micromanaging how her bridal party would dress. So instead, she asked her maid of honor — her sister — and the rest of her bridal party to choose natural tones to honor the informal Vail, Colorado, location that she and her husband had picked for their nuptials, and to wear styles that made them feel good. “I’m surrounded by women
who make their own decisions and are strong and independent. There’s no way I could tell any of them what to wear. It just wouldn’t even work,” Kelly laughed. “I know that they know their own bodies.” She was thrilled with the results, a soft mix of rose blush, light red, ivory and taupe that proved the perfect complement to her own white gown. The bridesmaids wore matching rings of flowers on their heads. The groom’s party was also not matchy-matchy. He wore light gray, his best man was in black
Sydney Broadhead of Nashville, Tenn., allowed her bridesmaids to choose their own dresses, though she stayed in the loop on their plans and was the final arbiter. LEAH MOYERS PHOTOGRAPHY VIA AP 16 Thursday, June 27, 2019 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX