Dear Richmond Bride or Groom: You need to think about the colors you see your bridesmaids carrying. One thing you should keep in mind is that if you pick the same colors of flowers as the color they are wearing, it creates holes... In pictures the flower is lost and looks like it is the dress! Think of using colors that are close to but not the same color as the dress. Really the complimentary color works really well if it fits with the wedding color scheme. Here is a picture of a bride carrying all the color and the maids carrying white. This is especially true when the dresses are a strong color!