Planning a Striped Wedding (part 1: Fashion)
A fun, fresh and easy way to put a funky spin on a traditional wedding is to infuse your wedding elements with colorful stripes! I made a mood board to give you an idea of how to incorporate this bold and striking statement into your theme. Creative, DIY brides will surely get a kick out of putting a wedding like this together.
Striped Wedding on Polyvore
Styling the Bride
If you choose to wear an all-white bridal dress, find one with a striped detail like this fun and flirty short dress that features unique satin bands and modern 3D floral appliques.
Alternatively, you can choose a simple, belted wedding dress like the one below
… and then simply detach the removable sash and replace it with a colorful striped scarf. Here are a few to consider:
Use any of these colorful scarves as a belt! Available at Zappos.com
But if you’re feeling particularly playful, do as this bridesmaid did and don striped socks under your solid-color wedding dress!
Striped bridesmaid socks. Photo shared on Flickr by kisluvkis
Any of these striped hosiery would look great peeking from under an all-white gown.
Styling the Groom
Styling the groom is fairly easy. He can wear any suit of his choice and then accessorize it with a striped necktie or cravat and pocket handkerchief.
Striped tie and pocket handkerchief for the groom. Photo shared on Flickr by Ottavio Nuccio Gala
The groomsmen can wear matching or contrasting striped neckties in a color that matches your theme.
Groomsmen in matching striped ties. Photo shared on Flickr by MaeGun
Pinstripes are a subtle way of incorporating stripes into your groom’s and his groomsmen’s look.
Styling the Bridal Party
Bridal party in stripes. Photo shared on Flickr by Dr.Ash2k9
Choosing dresses for the bridal party is fun! Ready to wear striped special occasion or party dresses are widely accessible so you can take your pick from all the available styles out there. Here are a few to get you started:
All of these dresses are available at 6pm.com (they’re holding a sale ’til April 30!)
Accessorizing is quite tricky – we don’t want your outfits looking too costume-y so be careful not to overdo it. For example, if you’re already wearing striped hosiery, wear a solid colored gown. Have one or two striped accessories for each outfit. Here are shoes for the bride, bridesmaids, groom, and groomsmen.
The striped mens and womens shoes from Paul Smith are available at Raffaelloties.com. Everything else is from 6pm.com
Striped Wedding Invitations
Do check out our striped wedding invitation set. It comes in a medley of pink, mauve and purple stripes and is fully customizable.
Mauve and Melon Striped Wedding Invitation by poptasticbride