Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses

All eyes on your girls! This week we’re talking about the ladies who have stood by you through thick and thin. They’ve held your hand through the stressful times and shared laughs when everything is going great. They’ve probably done a fair share of helping you plan your wedding and are just as excited to see you tie the knot and be a part of your big day. So we beg you, don’t put them in a tacky dress!

Rachel from Friends - Bridesmaids Dress

Come on now, would you really make your besties wear a dress like Rachel from Friends?

To Each Their Own

A great trend we’re seeing in bridesmaids dresses is the individuality of each choice. Cater to each of your girl’s body type and fashion choices when choosing what they should wear. A simple way to do this is to choose a color scheme based on your wedding theme and allowing them to choose dresses of comparable fabric and design, but something that flatters them. Remember, you want them to feel as comfortable and comfortable as you do! Give them a couple guidelines and let them try on dresses that fit your checklist. A great tip here is to choose length, fabric type, and color.

Bridesmaids Dresses

Make It Work

A fun activity we hear a lot of brides like to do with their bridal party is to go out with their girls to make the decision a little easier. Keep open lines of communication before any dress shopping appointments so they’re aware of what you expect and where you can be flexible. They will feel better being able to express any concerns, such as if they prefer not to go strapless, and you will be able to build their confidence if they’re unsure of a style they have on. This should be a fun time together! This is also a great time to ask for a consultant when choosing dresses to serve as a neutral party in case anyone is becoming too fussy. Your consultant will be able to let you know if a dress can be tailored, ordered, or even custom colored if you would like all dresses to be in the same color. We also love the bridesmaid dress ombre effect of different shades of the same hue!

Bridesmaids DressesSome key tips here are to choose your bridal gown before going out to choose the bridesmaids dresses. Know how you want their dresses to look next to yours. Another point to keep in mind is timeline. Custom colors or sizes can take 2-3 months to come in and another 4-6 weeks for any alterations. Make sure you leave enough time for the final fit to be perfect. Then let the details fall into place in the meantime. Make sure everyone has the appropriate lingerie, shoes, and jewelry to complement one another! Their smiles will shine brighter in your photographs if they feel comfortable in their own skin. They’ll thank you for taking their thoughts and feelings into consideration!

Bride with Bridesmaids

Until next time, happy planning!







Photo 1: Friends Screenshot 2: Ryon Lockhart Photography
3: Melani Lust Photography
4: Hair: Bobbi – Jo Bowers Makeup: Tricia Caliola Dress: Alfred Angelo Photographer: Alicia Ann Couture