While there are no set rules when it comes to wedding day attire for same-sex couples, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of dress options. One of the most common concerns we see are brides who want to coordinate gowns but avoid styles that are overly matching. As we enter the first week of Pride Month, here are a few of our best tips for choosing two gowns for pride brides that complement each other.
Communicate Before Shopping
Before you both begin your wedding dress shopping, we recommend communicating what styles or the overall dress code you both love. Whether you decide to keep your wedding day attire casual, more formal, or even wear couture dresses, it’s helpful to discuss this ahead of time so you can better coordinate for the big day. You can also let each other know which silhouettes and color palettes you prefer.
Find a Trusted Friend
One of the best parts of your wedding day will likely be the big reveal, or when you first see your partner walking down the aisle. For couples who prefer to surprise each other on your special day, we recommend finding a trusted friend to go wedding dress shopping with each of you. They’ll be able to help you coordinate gowns without you knowing exactly what the other is wearing, while also ensuring you both don’t choose something too similar.
Wear Different Colors
If both you and your bride find yourself loving similar dress styles, an easy fix is switching up your color palettes. While white is the traditional color for a wedding dress, colored dresses are also being a popular trend this year ranging from blush shades to jewel tones. If you don’t feel comfortable straying too far from a white dress, neutral colors such as taupe or cream are also appropriate – or even wearing different colored bridal shoes.
Switch Up Accessories
For pride brides who want to wear matching bridal gowns, switching up the accessories is a great way to coordinate while still showing off your unique styles. Whether it’s the veil, your jewelry, hair accessories or your flower bouquet, don’t be afraid to embrace your own personal style and make it your own.
Once you’ve discussed your preferred wedding day looks and are ready to start shopping, book an appointment with one of our bridal specialists today!