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Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Done Right

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Oh, how we love mismatched bridesmaid dresses, especially when done right! Although it sounds like a piece of cake, the loveliest mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right actually requires a little pre-planning on your part.

mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right

If you’re wondering what mismatched bridesmaid dresses are, it is a trend where bridesmaids don dresses that are similar but not exactly the same. You are essentially asking bridesmaids to pick a dress they love in a particular shade, typically one that complements your color palette. You can pick the same style of dress and have each bridesmaid pick their favorite color; or, they can have free reign and pick any style dress in any color. However, to get this look right, we recommend providing a color palette with complementing shades so they look lovely and harmonious, without having to be exact carbon copies of each other. Complementing shades = a more cohesive look. Your photos will look awesome. You’ll be happy. She’ll be happy. She’ll actually wear the dress again. She’ll love how awesome she looks in her dress, and she’ll love you 1000x for it, since you’re pretty much Bride of the Year for being so flexible.

mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right

And, if you want to add one teensy element that will pull them all together, an accessory piece like this embellished dress belt will do the trick.

mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right

You can get these mismatched bridesmaid dresses over at Armour sans Anguish.

lovely photos by ktmerry

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-Emma

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3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowgirl Boots (UNDER $100)

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Hi, loves! We received this Ask Emmaline question recently from bride-to-be, Jennifer. She asks, “I’m planning a country wedding and I’m having trouble finding cheap wedding cowboy boots to wear. I also want my bridesmaids to wear cowboy boots, but I want to buy them as gifts and I can’t really afford what I’ve found. Do you know of any cheap wedding cowboy boots under $100?” You’ve come to the right place!

Oh, how we love brides in boots.

bride in cowboy boots - via 3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

And bridesmaids in boots.

bridesmaids in cowboy boots - via 3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

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And photos like this that make us smile.

bridesmaids cowboy boots - via 3 Cute Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

We love the trend of brides in cowboy boots (bridesmaids, too!) and certainly understand how expensive they can be. So, we’ve found three of our favorite go-to wedding boots for women that are ALL under $100. Sweet, right? Take a look…

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1 – bride in cowboy boots | photo: photographs by anjuli via style me pretty
2 – bridesmaids in cowboy boots | photo: jennifer bagwell via wedding chicks
3 – yellow bridesmaid dresses, cowboy boots | via roohi photography
4 – bridesmaids cowboy boots in circle | via dani stephenson

On to the gorgeous, gotta-have-em-now cheap wedding boots! I’ve got my eye on pair #2.

Cheap Wedding Cowboy Boots

1. Coconuts By Matisse – The Gaucho Book

These cuties are light brown in color and feature a decorative stitched pattern. They also have phenomenal reviews, with one person mentioning they are ‘lightweight and comfortable’. Awesome.

Buy them here

2. Volatile – Arienette Bootie

These are my favorite and my top choice if I were buying wedding cowboy boots. I love the added studs. One reviewer says, “Love the color and sparkle.” Sold.

Buy these here

3. Volatile – The Rio Grande

I picked these as the third option because I like how they have a little something blue. What do you think of these? They’re also available in a ton of other color combinations.

Buy ‘em here

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Wear Again Bridesmaid Necklaces by Ava Hope Designs

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While any necklace could technically be considered ‘wear-again’ after the wedding, today we set out on a mission to find wear again bridesmaid necklaces they’ll actually want to wear again — and not just for elegant occasions.

wear again bridesmaid necklaces

These bridesmaid necklaces from Ava Hope Designs are designed for everyday wear, which means your bridesmaid gift to her will become her favorite new daily accessory. Take a peek at the handpicked necklaces that struck a chord with my little handmade heart…

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Gorgeous Wedding Dress…You Look Amazing » POTD

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This bride in her gorgeous wedding dress is our POTD (photo of the day). Her bridesmaids’ expressions say, “You look AMAZING!” This photo was captured by Brooke from Brooke Brooks Photography at a South Carolina wedding. We featured the Real Wedding last year as seen here: “Farm Fresh Wedding: Beth + Bryan“.

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Skeleton Key Necklaces for Bridesmaids

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Giveaway inside!

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, don’t miss this fantastic wedding giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Jac & Elsie LLC to offer a trio of skeleton key necklaces to one lucky reader. Because, as her motto states, “there’s no such thing as too much jewelry”. Word. Find out how you can win ‘em after the jump…

skeleton key necklaces for bridesmaids // set of three by jac & elsie llc

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Lace Bridesmaid Clutch Purse — Giveaway #24

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Hi, loves! And you thought we were all done with giveaways this week… think again! Moving right along, we’ve got something up our sleeves for bridesmaids: this time in the form of a gorgeous (+ handmade!) lace bridesmaid clutch purse by our pals over at ANGEE W.. I’ve oohed and aahed over ANGEE W.’s beautiful work in the past and now it’s time to give one away! Read on to see how you can win this lace bridesmaid clutch for your MOH or bridesmaid (or, maybe just keep it for yourself. We won’t tell.) Enjoy!

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31 Giveaways: #16 – Secret Message Locket

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Hello, hello! It’s time for another fantastic giveaway, #16 in our 31 Wedding Giveaways series! And, might I add, it’s a good one. (But really, they’re all pretty amazing, no?) We’ve teamed up with Rachel of Peachtree Lane to offer a secret message locket to one lucky reader. This locket opens and has enough room for a small, folded, sweetly-written note for yourself or a loved one. You can keep a special date close to your heart or use it as a cute way to ask, ‘Be My Bridesmaid‘. We also love the idea of this necklace with a ‘Will You Marry Me’ inside. I can see it now: she goes to open the necklace, read the note, and as she does he gets down on one knee and holds out the ring box… so sweet. Read on to find out more…

Secret Message Locket

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Ask Emmaline: “What to Put in Bridesmaid Bags?”
(+ Giveaway #15)

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Holy smokes, you guys: you’ve been blowing up our Ask Emmaline inbox! Your wedding questions are awesome, our readers are the best on the planet, and we can’t wait to answer them all. Bride-to-be, Nicky, asks us, “I just bought cosmetic pouches for my bridesmaids, but I have no idea what to put in them. Do you give them as-is or are you supposed to put other gifts inside? Help!” Fantastic question, and an easy one at that! For starters, no, you don’t have to fill bridesmaid bags with any extra gifts, unless you want to (and your budget allows). If you do decide to add gifts, we’ve rounded up ten fun ideas for what to put in bridesmaid bags below. PLUS, we’ve teamed up with Almquist Design Studio to give away a set of bridesmaid bags to one lucky reader. Now you’ll have ideas for what to put in bridesmaid bags (and a set of cute handmade bags to give!) Enjoy!

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