The rules you may think you know for wedding dresses and attendant attire are not what they use to be. In fact, you can really do whatever you want on your wedding day. It is your wedding, after all. Some want to be as traditional as possible and some want to go their own way completely. You may be one of the many that want to fall somewhere in between. When it comes to the dresses that your bridesmaids are wearing, you can do a few fun things to mix things up. One is to do something fun with your maid of honor dresses. Small changes can look great in your wedding photos.
Many brides simply choose dresses for their bridesmaids, including the maid of honor dresses, and then order them. They then tell their attendants what to pay and when to show up for fittings. Instead of having such a heavy hand, some other brides will allow their wedding party to go shopping with them whether in a store or online so that they can pick out what they like. The bride should have final approval, of course, but letting the bridesmaids pick out what they like means happier people in your wedding party. This makes a lot of sense to many new brides.
What you can do is allow your maid of honor dresses to be a little different than what the rest of the bridal party is wearing. This can stand for a matron of honor as well. Being already married does not mean your matron of honor does not want to look great. With this in mind, you can choose or help choose the dresses for the bridesmaids and then get something in the same color for your maid of honor, but with a twist that sets it a bit apart from the rest of your bridal party. This shows your guests her position of honor in your wedding party.
If you really want to go with something that stands out for your maid of honor dresses, you can go with a different color completely. Just remember not to put her in white. If you have two colors for your wedding theme, which most do at the very least, you can give your bridesmaids one of the colors and have your maid of honor in another color. Just really think about how these colors go together and how your wedding pictures are going to look. At the end of the day, your wedding day is only one day. It is an important one though, and you are going to be looking back at the pictures of it for decades to come. Make sure you are good with your choices of colors and dresses.
You do have to think about your maid of honor dresses and your bridesmaid dresses through the eyes of your friends and family that will be wearing them. You may love the look, but is the look you are choosing the best for them. Each person has their own set of insecurities and you may choose something that makes them feel terrible. Yes, your wedding day is about you, but at the same time, these are important people in your life that love you. No matter what, treat them with the respect they deserve when choosing their attire.