Problem: Bridal Party Attire.
I want to offer the bridal party as much flexibility and creativity as possible for their outfits but I keep running into the same roadblocks: color, cost, style and availability.
I thought I wanted purple. I do want purple. But to incorporate purple limits the range of colors my party can wear. If I suggests wearing a purple corset, they will all be in the same shade of purple--that only matches black and not brown. Which limits the choices of the types of outfits they can create. The other issue with my beloved purple is that I have only found 2 appropriate vests for the guys.
This one--if price was no object:
|$140...custom-made...maybe the groom?|
And this one that imitates the vibrant purple that is everywhere with the ladies' corsets. The ones that only match black:
|$50 from Gentlemen's Emporium|
And if we go with this purple, black will have to be the foundation color. So the guys COULD wear a black vest with a purple tie...
I just think that purple is too bright to use across the wedding party. Though I found the following corsets and such for the ladies if I decided to go black and purple...
|Purple Fashion corset $36|
|This bodice $60|
Or something like this:
Or this, which is very pretty (and also comes in a caramel). It ties in the front and is open at the top.
+ Purple blouse.
An awesome skirt!
I have been having second thoughts about this. And my next post will showcase my thoughts about a brown, gold and ivory scheme for the bridal party....