We’ve been fans of mismatched bridesmaid dresses for a long time, so we are absolutely in love with this idea that takes mismatched dresses a step further. Why not have each of your bridesmaids in a different color of the rainbow? If done right, this look can be pretty darn fabulous and it’s great for those you who are having trouble pinning down a specific color scheme. Not to mention, rainbows are a sign of hope and promise, so the symbolism is super sweet too! Here are some examples to inspire you.

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As this fun bridal party shows, there’s no need to fret if you have more than seven maids–just add in a couple different shades of each color! The guys can wear different colored ties to match (below). via Green Wedding Shoes

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Here’s another super cute bridal party rocking the look. As you can see, it still looks cohesive even if all the dresses are a different style. This makes it really easy for your ladies to go shopping for a dress–just give them a paint swatch with their color and let them pick out a dress they love and will wear again! Images by Laura Murray Photography

This wedding might just be our favorite rainbow wedding yet! The bridesmaids took it to the next level by wearing rainbow eye shadow. Plus, how cute are all the dresses hanging?? The guys wore different rainbow suspenders and shoes to match! via Green Wedding Shoes

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If the idea of going totally ROYGBIV is a bit too much for you, you could still do multicolored dresses like in this lovely wedding. As a sidenote, we love that the bride wore a floral print dress! via Elizabeth Anne Designs

There are lots of ways you could incorporate this trend in a more subtle way too – have each of your bridesmaids wear a different colored sash or carry a different colored bouquet, etc.

What do you think? Would you do it?

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josie - June 9, 2011

I am completely smitten with this idea. It’s just so bright and beautiful and I would be a happy bunny indeed if one of my brides wanted multi coloured bridesmaid dresses.

Savannah (Pearls and Pages) - June 9, 2011

Simply beautiful!! Love this idea πŸ™‚

louise - June 9, 2011

This is such a great way to inject your bridesmaids personalities into their outifts!

postcards and pretties - June 9, 2011

this is so fun!

Nicole - June 9, 2011

I love this idea!! Beautiful!!

Bella & Beya - June 9, 2011

I love the color – such a fun and bold statement. The brick wall is a fantastic backdrop for such colorful dresses… makes the color pop!

pearl parasol - June 9, 2011

Love it! I’m waiting for a bride to want this theme! You could have so much fun with it πŸ™‚

Lena - June 9, 2011

Love this-the look is just so fun and happy!

Emily Heizer Photography with Flair - June 9, 2011

What does ROYGBIV stand for? I think I love the first one best. It’s beautiful. I LOVE the colored suspenders too- so sweet!

    Bride Click - June 9, 2011

    ROYGBIV = Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet! It’s an acronym to help remember the colors of the rainbow πŸ™‚

Allison - June 10, 2011

I think it is hilarious that this is coming back. Rainbow weddings were a big thing in the late ’70’s / early 80’s when my parents got married – except that they tended to be pastel rainbows. My mom still complains that she would always get peach, and she hates how she looks in peach πŸ™‚

David - June 10, 2011

They were fantastic. I love rainbow colors because it makes your day lively. Perfect theme for bridesmaid dresses.

Lauren @ ELD - June 10, 2011

SO FUN!! πŸ™‚

...love Maegan - June 14, 2011

omg it’s really ridiculously CUTE!

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leagh@bunchesdirect - July 8, 2011

I love the rainbow make-up above and the whole look is great!Thank you for inspiration!

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Shari - January 7, 2013

My friend is getting married and is in love with the dresses that each man is wearing a a different color suspender and the girls have rainbow eyeshadow. Can someone PLEASE let me know where we can find dresses like this?

Allensbridal - March 14, 2013

The rainbow bridesmaid dresses are bright. Stunning bridesmaid dresses.

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