7 Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses
Photographer: Alyssa Ence Photography
Choosing your bridesmaid dresses doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, if you know exactly what to be aware of, it can be a fun and relaxing part of planning your wedding.
Here are a few tips that will help you during the process:
1. Start shopping early. You never know how long it will take you to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses so don’t start shopping too late. Plus, you may need to order your dresses and delivery could take a while, so keep this in mind. If your girls are not ready to purchase, at least get them in to figure out sizing, color(s), and styles early. They can come in at a later date to purchase, but, again, do not wait too long as order times may take up to six months.
2. Take your wedding gown style into consideration. Even though you will be the one to stand out, it still looks great when your look coordinates with your girls. If you have a lot of details on your dress, keep your bridesmaid dresses simple. The same thing applies to necklines – make sure that they aren’t exactly the same.
3. Consider skin tones and body type. You want your bridesmaids to look and feel beautiful on the day too, so choose a color that works well with their skin tones and body shapes. You may even want to throw hair color into the mix when deciding on a color.
4. Keep the season in mind. Before you decide on a look, take the season that you will be getting married into consideration. It’s fine to choose long dresses in summer or short-sleeve dresses in fall, but make sure that your ladies are comfortable.
5. Price matters. If you will not be buying your bridesmaid dresses, it’s really important to keep price in mind. Your bridesmaids are investing quite a bit of time and money in your big day so make sure that the dresses you choose are actually affordable.
6. Get their opinions. Your bridesmaids will really appreciate having a say in their dresses, so ask them if they had any ideas about what they would like to wear. You should, of course, still have the final say, but it’s great to include them in the process too.
7. Speaking of roping your bridesmaids in. If you want to reduce some of your wedding planning responsibilities and stress, get your maid of honor to research dresses and prices for you.