We are doing a simple outdoor ceremony with 50-ish guests, followed by killer food and vino at a favorite restaurant in NYC for our wedding this fall. We are lucky to have many talented friends who are assisting us with such things as invitations, flowers, photography which is great for our limited budget (and moral opposition to spending a bundle on this) and guarantees that there won't be any chance of ridiculous, predictable wedding crap.
I am also utilizing an acquaintance of mine who is a designer to make my dress. She has sent me some beautiful sketches, but what I am really grappling with is color. I had initially thought that in order to avoid tradition and the horror of looking "bride-y" that I was absolutely NOT going to wear any kind of white dress. I had been considering a smokey blue, or after the recent Vera Wang collection, a hot deep shade of red. Now that it is getting close to the time to pull the trigger, I am having second thoughts. I am only getting married once (fingers crossed!) and maybe this is my white dress moment?!?
I also thought of the idea of utilizing gradient color that moves from white into a color at the bottom (or vice versa)?
Thoughts? Insight? General criticisms?
A tie-dyed or dip-dyed dress could potentially go really really bad. Remember April's ombre?
But if it's done well it can be gorgeous. (See: Ann Demeulemeester above)
If you are ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT in your designer's dying abilities, I say go for it.