My wedding is in less than 2 months and I am really not great at planning weddings/anything, and neither is my fiance. We are both super laid-back last-minute people. My fiance wants his groomsmen to dress in a theme from the band "The Hives" -- black and white. I am totally down with this idea because I wanted a red, black and white wedding.
I will be 6.5 months pregnant for our wedding and we're great with that (we picked the date knowing I'd be this pregnant) except that I think it kind of put a damper on my wedding dress shopping because I was physically limited to an empire high-waist dress that isn't really my style. I bought a white dress that I was pretty happy with, under the circumstances, and I was planning to put my bridesmaids in black and white or black and red, and carry red flowers etc.
Right after I bought the dress I found a red one in the same store that I really love. I put it on and everyone in the store, including the salespeople, store owner, and my mom and sister, said I should buy it because I looked "sassy" and "confident" in it. My body has changed a lot during this pregnancy (my first) and it's the only dress I really felt great in. But I was like, am I crazy to want to wear a red dress to my wedding?! It's always been my favorite color, and I didn't want to put my bridesmaids in it because I'd be jealous that they were in my favorite color and I was in boring white. Ha ha. But would I regret it? Would the pictures not look wedding-y enough?! Due to my indecision, the store is holding both dresses for me.
These past few days I've been thinking of letting the bridesmaids wear whatever black and white dresses they want (or even a solid black or solid white dress, and we can add accents in the opposite color-- i.e. belt, sash, flower etc.), and I will wear the red wedding dress. This will make for great photos I can frame in our red, white and black- inspired house.
Is my idea too over-the-top crazy? Will it look like a circus with a pregnant bride in red, her mismatched black-and-white bridesmaids, and groomsmen off the cover of a Hives album?