When planning your wedding, bridesmaid dresses shouldn’t be treated as an afterthought, listed way below your wedding checklist. Remember that your bridesmaids are the women who have been with you through thick and thin and it won’t do for you to insult them with gaudy bridesmaid dresses that will look totally unflattering on them.
Believe it or not, choosing bridesmaid dresses can prove to be a test of friendship so if you want to ace that test and at the same time have a wonderful wedding, then consider the tips below:
Take Suggestions and Set a Budget
Be considerate and take suggestions from your bridesmaids. Of course the final decision is still up to you, but knowing what color and style of dress your bridesmaids prefer can give you a better idea on which dresses to choose and help you narrow down your choices.
Unless you’re paying for your bridesmaids’ dresses, it is best if you can get them all to agree on a budget.
Complement the Dress or Theme
Your bridesmaids’ dresses should complement your dress beautifully, but be careful that they don’t look practically identical to your wedding dress. You can also opt for the bridesmaid dresses to match the theme of your wedding.
Mind the Size and Color
Do keep in mind that unless your bridesmaids are clones, they’re not going to have the same size and shape, and neither will they have identical skin tones so choose dresses that not only complement your wedding gown, but also flatter your bridesmaids’ bodies and skin tones.
Your best bet is an A-line dress since this looks good on most body shapes and sizes.
Wear it Out
Since your bridesmaids will be paying good money for their dress, might as well choose ones they can wear over and over again to different occasions. Choose timeless dresses that they can literally wear out.
Lessen the stress of having to choose the perfect bridesmaid dresses simply by picking out a color and fabric and let the bridesmaids create any style of dress out of the material or get identical dresses, but with different lengths.
It is your wedding and it’s completely understandable that you want everything to be perfect, but that shouldn’t mean doing everything by yourself. Lessen the stress that comes with choosing bridesmaid dresses and turn the task into something you and your girlfriends will enjoy. Plan the details over a small party (i.e. tea party) exclusive to you and your bridesmaids and then shop for the dresses together. Don’t forget to breathe in, exhale, and relax.