Apr 04 , 2020
It’s all about the dress. But this time it’s not about the bridal gown. Instead, it’s about the dresses that your best friends will be wearing as they play a supportive role by your side on your wedding day.
Selecting your bridal party is a special occasion, regardless of whether you are going for a big group or a small one. Not only do you get to include your nearest and dearest gal (or guy) pals in one of the most important days of your life, but you also get to show them just how much they mean to you.
But one of the most fun parts of this side of planning your wedding, is getting to deck your bridal party out in an exquisitely unforgettable outfit.
Generally you will buy your wedding dress first and then go shopping for your bridesmaids. When the time comes to revisit those bridal shops, these are some helpful shopping tips you can use:
- Have an idea about what you want
To make the search that little bit easier it helps to more or less know what you are looking for in a dress. By this point in your wedding planning, you should already have a colour scheme set up, which will help in your dress selection. And since you know your bridal party extremely well, you can start thinking about which style will best suit each person.
Having a style unique to each bridesmaid is a popular, and most welcome, trend these days as not every style will suit every person, so keep that in mind.
- Plan a budget
Bridesmaids tend to pay for their own dresses. That is the norm. But that is not an excuse to select over the top priced outfits and then expect your girls to cough up. Before you go out shopping, get a general idea about what they are able to accommodate budget wise.
There are some truly beautiful, well priced dresses out there. And the fun part is that you get to go looking for them!
- Make sure they fit
If you are ordering a number of dresses, based on measurements, you are going to want to make double sure that they fit as they should. Make sure that the dresses arrive well before the wedding day, and have your party try them on. If they don’t fit, and the dresses arrive well before the wedding, there will be time to fix them.
- Choose a colour that suits everyone
Modern brides very rarely just have one or two bold colours for their wedding day, instead they are likely to have a range of shades. When you select a colour for your dresses, make sure that the shade you select is going to suit the whole bridal party, not just a few. Take skin tone and hair colour into consideration before making your decision.
Photograph Credit: Maytree Photography