Dec. 21, 2012, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Destination Wedding Trend: Ombre Bridal Party


One of the hottest trends for traditional weddings in 2012 was mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Choosing colors, necklines and silhouettes that suit each of your maids rather than dressing them up as your bridal army is not only flattering but allows your maids to potentially wear the dress again (here's a perfect example of how to re-purpose a bridesmaid dress) because they'll like it more, and 3 of their closest friends won't have the same dress.

The mismatched gown trend lends itself really well to destination weddings and they are typically less formal, very intimate and unique. With lots of destination weddings, there are fewer decorations as the scenery speaks for itself. The bridal party becomes an important of the decor and backdrop for photos.

It can also be cheaper which is amazing because friends and family often make a big investment to attend your destination wedding. You can find great deals on individual dresses from regular retailers, sample sales at bridal salons, and even once used bridesmaids dresses from SmartBride.

Check out all the amazing options for mixing and matching colors, different colors within the same palette, and varying dress lengths and styles in this post and on our Bridesmaid Dresses Board on Pinterest.

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