When it comes to wedding planning, one of the biggest challenges can be finding a dress for every bridesmaid. This is obviously more of an issue the more bridesmaids that you actually have.
Brides will often set out a timeline for choosing their own dress, assuming that this will be the most difficult outfit choice but remember – there is only one bride, you don’t need to co-ordinate to anyone else (they co-ordinate with you) and it is your choice completely over the dress. If you have five bridesmaids, each with different body shapes and fashion senses and five other opinions that might not agree with yours, it is rarely going to be straightforward choosing the right dresses.
Here are some tips to help make it as easy as possible:
Deciding your own dress style and colour early on will give you more time to think about bridesmaid dress styles and colours that will best complement your dress. The later you leave it, the harder it will be to coordinate a time for shopping with your bridesmaids.
Think about the price. If you are asking bridesmaids to pay for their own dresses then it is sometimes considered fair to let them choose their own, or make sure that the dresses are reasonably priced.
Match to the style of your dress. If you have gone for a vintage style, then make sure that the style carries over into the choice of bridesmaids’ dresses.
Choose colours that will go well with your own dress colour and accessories. Co-ordinating fabrics will make sure that the dresses look unified, or if you go for a different fabric, have a feature that runs through each dress such as the same neckline.
Think about which dress styles will best suit each bridesmaid, you can take a look at our blog on choosing dress styles to suit body shapes to help you with this.
Consider the weather. This goes for all of the wedding outfits but don’t forget that your bridesmaids will also need dresses that suit the weather. If you are planning on a beach wedding, then floor length bridesmaid dresses are not going to be a good idea. Likewise, you don’t want them to be freezing cold with sleeveless, short length dresses in colder weather.
Go to a store that has a great selection of bridesmaid dresses. The more limited you are with bridesmaid dress choices, the harder it is going to be to find the right dress for every bridesmaid. Outlets like Wed4Less have an enormous stock of bridesmaid dresses that will make choosing the dresses much easier, with you all together in the same store. Then they can try all the different styles then and there to see how the dresses complement each other, as we have a wide range of sizes, colours and styles to choose from.
Choosing your bridesmaids dresses should be a fun part of your wedding preparation, so if you follow our tips and visit our outlet you will soon find a dress for every bridesmaid and you can start looking forward to your big day!