A Dress of a Different Color

August 10, 2011 No Comments by Nicole

Take a step outside of the box and add some beautiful color to your gown. What a great way to add something unexpected and different! Use any color you can think of or go with a shade of blue to act as your “something blue”. If you want to keep your gown white, consider this as a fun option for your bridesmaids. This could be a stunning option for a great neutral dress!

Photo Credit: Stephanie James Couture

If you don’t want to pay for a professional to create this look for you, there are two alternate options. Option A is is to buy dye available in stores. It comes at an affordable price and is easily available. Store-bought dye is also available in tons of colors so you will be able to pick the exact hue that you want.   Option B is to go the homemade route. These dyes are great because they are all-natural and non-toxic. The downside to this is that the exact color will vary. You have to be married to the idea that an exact shade is out of the question.

What’s Next?

Homemade- Brass Paper Clips suggests checking out Crafting a Greener World or  Pioneer Thinking for easy tutorials on how to make your own plant-based dye.

Store BoughtBrass Paper Clips also suggests Rit for great information on store-bought dye and dying techniques and a color formula generator to help you create exactly the right shade. After you have chosen your desired shade, read the directions on the box of dye and you are on your way to a beautiful and unique look!

Photo Credit: Brass Paper Clip

**** Please make sure you know your fabric and how it reacts to dye so it doesn’t ruin. As always follow directions exactly. They are there for a reason :)

For stories from real brides and extra tips check out That Bride and  A Backyard Wedding.

 Photo Credit: Sara Jayne Photography

 

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