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So, you’re not sure how to dress your ‘maids.  You could go the traditional route, and have them all wear the same thing (I did).  Or, you could have them coordinate a monochromatic look. Or, you can have all of them wear the same thing, except the maid of honor. Of which, I am a fan of when it is executed beautifully.

Case in point: Bridesmaids in a neutral, Maid of Honor in a bold wedding color. Two words: Le Swoon.

Photos courtesy of Megan Thiele Studios


  1. oooo me likey!! she certainly stands out!!

  2. Liz
    10:20 am on October 13th, 2010

    Beautiful! What a great way to make your maid of honor feel extra-special.

  3. Kymberly
    11:21 am on October 13th, 2010

    I did stand out! My sister Emily has fantastic taste and considering how pale I am, I am so glad that I wasn’t wearing champagne. She’s the greatest.

  4. Steffanie
    11:43 am on October 13th, 2010

    Not a fan of this…or maybe I just don’t like that the other bridesmaids dresses are so close to the color of the bride’s dress. The bride should be the one to stand out, it is her day after all.

  5. Kristen
    11:51 am on October 13th, 2010

    I like the idea of making the maid of honor stand out. But she stands out more than the bride. We had our maid of honor walk by herself down the aisle halfway to designate her from the rest of the bridesmaids. The best man met her halfway. I like it when the dresses are similar or when the MOH has a longer/shorter dress or has straps (or something similar) to differientiate her from the rest!

  6. Wow! That is bold! I had all my ‘maids wear the same thing, though to be fair, I let them choose and was willing to go “mismatched” but they all chose the same dress. I don’t think I’d be gutsy enough to go with purple in a sea of neutrals.