Ok, I have made an executive decision and I'm sticking with it.
Some bridesmaids love this look, some think it's "cowboy-ish". I have decided (thanks to your comments) that I love it. I've loved this look since the first time I saw it here and I don't want to look back and regret not making the decision that I really wanted. (thanks Adrienne!)
I thought it would be perfect to have them all buy their own chocolate brown dress and then wear any shade of brown or tan boots. Bridesmaid Claire is saying that she thinks we need color. SO, do I ask three of them to buy/wear a colored dress? I like the green in the picture. We weren't going to use green but I am drifting further and further away from having a set color scheme. I don't think it's necessary and I'm about ready to say eff it-and go with whatever I like. Our shephard staffs down the aisle are going to have wild flowers of all colors from Vince's dad's garden. There is no reason to stick with specific colors when the point of the venue is the fall leaf backdrop.
I am aware that I am thinking out loud but I am feeling kind of frustrated. Everyone has an opinion. EVERYONE. And it's getting old. It's getting old because most opinions I'm getting are OLD fashioned. I want a different kind of wedding. I want it to feel different. I don't like cookie cutter anything.
So-do I ask them to buy specific dresses? This goes against my wedding morals of not telling my best girlfriends what to buy. I want to let them chose what they want.
UGH I'm so confused~what do I do?!?!