Planning a wedding takes a lot of work. There are so many details to figure out, and every bride wants her day to be perfect. Choosing dresses for your bridesmaids can be really fun, but also a bit stressful. Opinionated bridesmaids tend to make the process of searching for a dress less enjoyable, but by following a few simple guidelines, you might have a better experience.
Before you decide on dresses for your bridal party, consider these tips that will make your wedding day better and happier for everyone!
Choose a Dress That Looks Good on Every Body Type
Not every girl in your wedding will have the same body type. Some might be curvy, some might be small chested, and some might be petite. You can't always predict how a dress is going to look on a woman, but ask your bridesmaids what styles fit them best, and try to pick one that is the most flattering.
Choose a Dress That Fits the Season
If you're getting married in Fall, colors like dark red, orange and brown will be popular. On the contrary, a summer wedding will likely incorporate bright colors like pink or yellow. There's no rule that says you
have to choose seasonal colors, but your wedding will be more memorable if you do. Also keep in mind that the style of your bridesmaids' dresses should fit the season. You don't want your girls wearing a sundress for a winter wedding, or a long sleeved one in the summer.
Choose a Dress That is a Reasonable Price
Picking dresses for your bridesmaids is not the same as choosing your wedding dress. Remember that your friends are the ones who will be paying for their dresses, and they might not have a large budget. Most women understand that the dress will cost more than their everyday clothes, but you still want to be reasonable. Ask your girls what price range works for them, and keep that in mind when shopping for their dresses.
Choose a Dress That Fits Your Wedding Theme
Getting married on the beach? Great! Don't choose a formal, sequined dress for your bridesmaids. Planning to have a black tie affair? You don't want your girls wearing Bohemian spaghetti straps and sandals. If your wedding is going to be casual, find a casual style dress. Likewise, for more formal weddings, you want to see your bridal party in something more elegant.
Choose a Dress That Can be Worn Again
your wedding, and yes, you should be happy with the dresses your bridal party wears. But would you want to fork out money on a dress that you can only wear once? If not, your friends probably don't want to either. Even if you go with a long dress, if it can be shortened and worn to a cocktail party one day, that works. But if it's too extravagant or the style can't really be altered, it might be time to consider a different dress.