Aloha, Brides-to-be! At first glance, this item on your to-do-list may not seem like too big of a deal. Selecting your bridal gown DOES trump most other decisions, we know that! ;) But don’t overlook this one either. Your bridesmaid’s dresses will make quite the impact on your Hawaii wedding photos. We want that impact to be one that illuminates the natural beauty of Hawaii and correlates with your overall wedding theme. We also want to ensure that their dresses don’t distract from you + your groom, as this is your magical day!
Here’s a few tips for selecting bridesmaid dresses that will enable spectacular Hawaii wedding photographs:
1. Less is more & simple is best.
By selecting simple dresses, your bridesmaids will elegantly enable the beauty of Hawaii to be experienced in every photograph.Our majestic palms, incredible sunsets, colorful blooms, wide open skies, and sea-side greenery will be incredible backdrops for your wedding photos. Also, it’s important to choose dresses created with light fabrics, as the temperatures in Hawaii can be wonderfully warm!
2. Choose soft hues.
Light, softer colors such as blushes and nudes are generally excellent options for bridesmaid dresses. Again, Hawaii offers so much for natural, vibrant coloring and texture, so steering away from the more highly vibrant tones will keep your photographs soft, light and elegant. Although we have started to see a trend toward bold and lovely jewel tones like mustard yellows, plum and wine tones which provide a more bold, yet soft look. Due to them being not overly vibrant in color, they still work wonderfully well with Hawaii’s abundance of vibrant green tones.
3. Feel free to mix & match!
We’ve witnessed some incredibly tasteful bridesmaid dresses of differing style, but similar hue. This is a fun, creative option if you’re looking to represent a couple of different styles in your bridesmaids’ attire. You can keep a crisp and elegant wedding day look, while also artistically selecting different dresses for your girls. Narrow down to a couple of styles, and give your bridesmaids some freedom to find a dress that captures their personality within your palette. Reminiscing on the beautiful way Jade chose this for her bridesmaids!
These are just a few suggestions that we’ve seen consistently create a beautiful look and feel, but we’ve also seen all these rules tastefully broken. So our big message is, take these suggestions with a grain of salt, and we encourage you to follow your heart and choose a style that speaks to you and your best ladies. We hope you’ve found these tips helpful as you prepare to select bridesmaid dresses! Additionally, here are some designers we’d recommend who offer some dresses that align with our above suggestions. Mahalo for reading, & happy shopping!
Show Me Your Mumu
Bari Jay (Style 1803, 1801 look pretty cute!)
Grace Loves Lace
Asos - for the boho lace look, How gorgeous is this dress!?!
Two other brands we love are Flynn Skye and Stone Cold Fox. They don’t have sections for bridesmaids dresses, but maybe a dress for you for the wedding week if anything.
If you have any other beautiful designers / sites that you love that we have not included here, and want to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd love to update our list!