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Photo Credits:
Bridesmaids -- Sara Remington of Anna Kuperberg Photography
Flower Girl -- Geoff White Photographers
Groomsmen -- Todd Rafalovich
Melissa Sweet –- Tat Leong
Watters & Watters –- Tat Leong
Lela Rose –- Tat Leong
Bridesmaids –- Julie Dreelin
Groom and Groomsmen -- Anna Kuperberg Photography

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Picking Your Wedding Party: 5 Hot Trends

Your wedding party is a collection of your closest friends -- just as unique and special as you. More and more brides and grooms are skipping the even guys and girls setup and the matchy-matchy look in favor of less traditional wedding party ideas. Here are five hot ones!

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Nonmatching Bridesmaids

If the thought of dressing up your wedding party in matching head-to-toe getups makes you cringe, skip it. There are a couple of easy ways to go about it. Try picking two coordinating patterns or a fun pattern and color combo; then dress every other girl in one of the two. Another approach is to dress your maid of honor in a patterned gown and have each bridesmaid wear another one of your wedding colors. If you'd like to stick to one main color and fabric, just leave the rest up to the girls. They’ll, of course, be happy to pick their own dress. It can also be a fun idea to let them pick their own shoes and accessories, keeping with your wedding colors.

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Photo: Elizabeth Lloyd

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