When you get engaged, there are a ton of things to do first - but #1 on your list is usually picking a date. It’s not easy, either, because unless you’ve been obsessing over one specific date for a while (because it’s particularly meaningful to the two of you), you legit have 365 days to choose from. We say a full 365, because given COVID’s impact on the industry, getting married on any day of the week is just fine👌. Do you want a rich jewel tone wedding in the fall or something icier for the winter? Is a dreamy lavender field driving your affinity for spring nuptials or are you drawn to livelier greens and safari shades of summer? Sometimes all it takes to zero in on your day are a few visual guides - and Afarose, an online newcomer in the bridal and bridesmaid space, will get you there.
Your bridesmaids set the tone for your color palette
Literally, they do, because while we won’t assume that you’ll be dressed in white, it’s a big possibility/probability. It’s their color story that grounds a lot of your overall aesthetic, and as soon as they start walking down the aisle, your guests get the picture (in more ways than one!). So, if you’re still stumped on what season to go with for your wedding, let your bridesmaids inspire you - after all, they’ve probably done that for some time now, anyway. Afarose offers 42 colors of bridesmaid dresses, to suit every season. They put together a few mood boards for us, highlighting bridesmaids as well as the rest of the wedding supporting cast (details like shoes, jewelry, flowers, cakes, tablescapes, etc.), and we’re loving how the colors lend themselves to certain seasonality.
Spring, summer, fall or winter - what speaks to you?
P.S. I got married in the fall years ago, but I have to say, their summer looks have serious sway.
Spring wedding palette
Summer Wedding Palette
Fall Wedding Palette
Winter Wedding Palette
Some notes on Afarose and why they’re such a great pick?
- Try-at-home program: they’ll send a sample dress to your/your bridesmaids’ doorsteps for a private and relaxed try-on at home - safe, clean, comfortable. All good things!
- Inclusivity: they don’t look at ‘all bodies being beautiful’ as a trend, it’s just truth - as such, their dresses are available in sizes 2-28 and customization, including adjustments on the bust, waist, hip, and length, is available upon request for FREE.
- Turnaround time: they’ll send your bridesmaids their made-to-order dresses in 6 weeks or less. So, if time is of the essence, it’s a last-minute best option.
They have a wonderful and constantly-refreshed set of new arrivals, so if the above mood boards have moved you towards a certain palette or seasonal vibe, just not your dresses yet, take a look at what’s new.
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