Believe it or not, but you can draw all the attention away from your wedding dress if your bridesmaids are not wearing the right dresses. Now that you have decided your bridal dress, it’s time to pick the bridesmaid dresses. Finding them the right dresses can be tricky, but with some clever tips, we are sure you will handle it just right.
It may not be as daunting as going through those wedding dresses catalogs. But we wouldn’t say it is easy. You need to keep several things in mind. The fabrics, as well as colors, should coordinate just right with your wedding dress. You also have to consider what type of dresses flatter their bodies. And most importantly, what do they want to wear!
We would suggest making it fun and involve everyone. This will alleviate stress and you will enjoy the whole thing. Let’s make it easier for you with some great tips.
10 Great Tips to Pick the Best Bridesmaid Dresses
- Don’t Go Crazy over the Choice of Color.
- Go for Simple Styles and Fabrics.
- Involve Your Bridesmaids in the Selection of Dresses.
- Tie Things Together with Flowers.
- Consider the Season and Time of the Event.
- Keep it Practical.
- Respect the Budgets.
- Don’t Overthink.
- Avoid Disagreement.
Don’t Go Crazy over the Choice of Color
First things first, you need a color that draws attention to your bridal dress. You can settle for a bold color if you are wearing a white dress. The bright hues will pop in the photos. You can also experiment with the subdued hues. They would look classy and stylish too.
Going for a solid or a neutral color like gray or black will make your bridesmaids happy too. because they will be able to wear it multiple times.
Go for Simple Styles and Fabrics
Don’t choose a bridesmaid dress that outshines your bridal dress. You don’t want to do that! Stick to simpler cuts and fabrics unless you have planned a theme wedding. For instance, if it is a vintage wedding or a beach wedding. In that case, you will have to go with a specific look for everything.
Otherwise, just keep it all classy and simple.
Involve Your Bridesmaids in the Selection of Dresses
Don’t overwhelm yourself. Involve your bridesmaids and value their ideas. Share color swatches with them and general ideas about the dress types. Don’t decide everything for them. Leave something for them. This will let them shop within their budgets and consider many different options.
Tie Things Together with Flowers
Have you allowed your bridesmaids to select their own dresses and styles while keeping the color the same? Great! You can create a unified yet elegant look with bridesmaid bouquets and floral jewelry. If they are happier picking different styles, then why not!
Consider the Season & Time of the Event
Planning an outdoor wedding? It’s important to consider the weather and time of the day then. Make sure you choose comfortable styles for bridesmaids according to the weather. If there are chilly winds, consider keeping some shawls and wraps for them.
Keep it Practical
Keep comfort in consideration. Think dancing. If you choose an uncomfortable cut or style, they may not be able to dance the night away with you. And that’s the last thing you want to do with your friends and yourself; not being able to celebrate with them.
Respect the Budgets
You know that your friends come from different financial backgrounds an can’t expect all of them to be okay with buying a $200 dress. You don’t want to overstretch their budgets. Choose various options with a varying price range. They will appreciate that you are not burdening them.
You don’t have to do everything yourself. delate tasks and involve your bridesmaids. Don’t hesitate to ask them to be of help in the preps. They will love doing so and you will be relieved of stress. Ask them to pick bridesmaid dresses and then you can give your suggestions.
The best thing you can do to yourself on your big is not to overthink. Don’t kill your happiness with overthinking about tiny details. You want to have a cherish-able day with special memories with your friends and family. No one is going to notice each and every detail of bridesmaids’ dresses. So, don’t stress yourself.
Don’t forget that your wedding, no matter how special you think it, is a single day. And your friendships are going to last forever and will be your support through a lifetime. On my big day, my bridesmaids picked up an ethnic design from Maria B ready to wear clothes for ladies. I had something else in mind but then I thought they should wear what they think will look good on them.
Don’t let small disagreements ruin amazing friendships. It’s not worth it.