Your wedding dress is undoubtedly the biggest fashion decision you have to make as a bride-to-be—though your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner looks are super important, too. Choosing a color palette for your bridal party is unquestionably the second biggest choice you’ll make when it comes to your wedding day and the pressure is on to make sure you select a color or combination of colors you love. Of course, you’ll want to land on a palette that compliments your style of wedding dress and venue best but also is a mix of shades that you and your bridesmaids will genuinely enjoy.
In the spring and summer months, pastel colors and saturated shades are seasonal hits. Or, you may be into all all-white wedding party look which is gorgeous any time of year. Palettes tend to darken for fall nuptials from luminous jewel tones to autumnal shades like rust, chestnut, and wine and the best part is, many of these hues can feel unexpected yet harmonious altogether. With mixed bridesmaid palettes becoming more and more popular, a blend of fall colors is a perfect solution If you’re the type of bride who’s less than enthused by a one-note bridal party and is craving something dimensional.
If this sounds like your ideal bridesmaid situation, ahead, take a peek at the five unique color combinations that are gorgeous for a fall wedding. Whether your bridal party is small or upwards of five, we’ve curated a range of palettes to suit every size. We’re willing to bet your squad will love you for forgoing a uniform dress. Let’s hear it for modernity! Get inspired.
Berry Red + Hunter Green + Gold
If your bridal party is small, an assortment of jewel tones are stunning together and will make any bridal white wedding dress pop. Our current autumnal pick is berry red, hunter green, and glimmering gold. Pro tip: a mix of textures like velvet and chiffon will feel even especially luxe.
David's Bridal Ruffle-Trim Chiffon Faux-Wrap Bridesmaid Dress
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Sweetheart Neckline Strapless Body Con Dress
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Reformation Rimini Dress
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Theia Bridesmaids Mia Dress
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Bordeaux + Navy + Steel Blue + Blush
There’s no rule that says pastel shades can’t work for fall. In fact, we love the combination of blush and steel blue together with their deeper counter parts of navy and bordeaux in the mix. The trick for tying it together? A floral print dress that combines all four shades. If your bridal party is on the bigger side, a couple of maids can wear the same shade or print so long as you place them apart from each other.
TFNC Petite Pleated Maxi Bridesmaid Dress With Spot Mesh Frill Detail
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One Shoulder Fit & Flare Dress
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David's Bridal Strapless Crinkle Chiffon Dress with Cascade Skirt
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Kleinfeld V-Neck Floral-Print Bridesmaid Dress
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Watters Bellamy Bridesmaid Dress
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Rust + Fire Orange + Burgundy
Nothing says fall like warm toasty shades and a splash of a deep red makes the palette a skosh richer and unique. For a rustic wedding, we love a pairing of rust, fire orange, and burgundy with a mix of textures like lace, sheer tulle, and chiffon. Another tip: go for a mix of hemlines for added dimension which will also play up the shape of a diverse group. Tea length dresses will flatter maids of the petite variety will floor-length gowns will stun on taller frames.
Mtisu Orange Guipure Lace Maxi Dress With Short Sleeve
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Colorsbridesmaid.com Rust Elegant A-line V-Neck Short Sleeve Zip Up Bridesmaid Dress
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Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaid Arabella Dress
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Dusty Rose + Mauve + Plum + Rosewater
If a feminine palette is up your alley, shades of pink and purple are complementary and look elegant at once. For a lush outdoor wedding, shades like dusty rose, mauve, plum, and rosewater are breathtaking against a green backdrop. For a luxuriously autumnal effect, aim for a textures like velvet, metallic chiffon, and draped jersey.
Birdy Grey Grace Convertible Dress
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BCBGMAXAZRIA Trailing Foliage Gown
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Mustard + Wine + Blue
For a fall wedding by the water, deep shades of blue are an elegant starting point. For an unexpected juxtaposition, mustard and wine are unique accents. If all solids feel too bold, add in a print that combines a similar combination of colors for instant cohesion. Again, a couple of maids in a print is a great way to unify the group.
Atom Attire Mustard Yellow Convertible Floor Length Infinity Dress
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Little Mistress Plunge Front Maxi Dress in Dark Floral Print
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White by Vera Wang V-Neck Wrapped Bodice Dress with Satin Belt
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Show Me Your Mumu Calypso Ruffle Dress
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