We choose our bridesmaids from a select few people that we adore. It is something that can cause a lot of stress, trying to make sure that you get it right. While your bridesmaids are important to your wedding, it is always vital that you put your needs high up on the list too! 

How to Choose Bridesmaid Dresses

Here are some things that can make it easier to choose bridesmaids’ dresses that everyone will love.

Choosing your bridesmaids

When you are choosing your bridesmaids, it is important to pick people that you really love. There can be some friction when you are required to choose specific family members or a person outside of your own friend group. 

It is important to not make a big deal about it, instead make it a fun extra. 

Wedding dress first

You might have some bold and confident bridesmaids who have a lot of opinions on the style of bridesmaid dresses. However, it is important that you put your dress choice first. 

Choosing your dress first means you can then move forward and choose bridesmaids’ dresses that suit your dress. 

Season

If you have a huge desire to have a winter wedding, then you have to ensure that the bridesmaid dresses are warm enough. Try to consider accessories like scarves, bolero style cozy layers, and footwear too. 

Matching the season can also be done with the fabric choices and the colour of the clothing too. 

How to Choose Bridesmaid Dresses

Budget

No matter how beautiful a dress is if you can’t get all 6 bridesmaids within your budget, then you need to reconsider. 

Giving yourself a cut-off price is one of the best ways to reduce the number of dresses that you can choose from. The less you have to choose from the more likely it is that you can make a decision. 

How to set a budget for your wedding.

Start early

Start your search early as possible. If you find a dress that you love in the early days, then you might be able to revisit it later. 

Leaving yourself with too little time may mean that you choose dresses under pressure and don’t love them. 

Body types

Take into consideration the different body types of your bridesmaids. Some people don’t want to have their arms or legs displayed, other love, to have their backs on show. 

This gives you room to have a variation in dresses – which is always on-trend. 

Talk to your bridesmaids together and individually so that you can get a clear idea of what will make everyone comfortable. 

Time

Each of the shopping trips and nights you spend online can be spent with your bridesmaids. Have as much fun shopping as you can. 

This will help to reduce the stress that many brides feel. 

Alterations

Be prepared to have a few alterations. Your bridesmaids need to be active and mobile on the big day. There might be a surprise or planned pregnancy to take into consideration. 

So plan to have a few alterations that can make it even more comfortable for your bridesmaids. 

 

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