Outfitting Your Bridesmaids
With constant trend changes and varying budgets and styles, choosing what to ask your bridal party to wear is quite a balancing act.
So we’re giving you everything you need to know to feel confident in the choice you make!
What’s Your Style?
When pondering what style of bridesmaids dresses to select, keep your wedding dress in mind!
If your dress is very romantic and whimsical, you’ll want to select fabrics and cuts of bridesmaids dresses. One way to do this is to incorporate small details from your dress into the bridesmaids dresses.
For example: if your wedding dress has a lot of beading on the bodice or train, bridesmaids dresses with similar beading will compliment the gown perfectly!
Consistency in the formality of the dresses will also help create a cohesive aesthetic when you’re all taking pictures together.
If your wedding dress is more boho or less formal, consider choosing bridesmaids dresses that are made with similar fabrics and cuts to yours.
Dress length will also contribute to formality, so if you would like for your bridesmaids to have a more casual style, knee length dresses may be a good option!
As Always, Consider Budget
Weddings can be expensive, and bridesmaids dresses are no exception.
When your best girls agree to stand in your wedding, they know they’re agreeing to a financial obligation. But as the bride, it’s your job to keep it reasonable!
Receiving input from your bridal party on their individual budgets for dresses is key to developing realistic expectations.
This will also help you avoid unnecessary bumps in the road to your big day.
Various online brands offer bridesmaids dresses in a full range of styles and colors, so even the strictest of budgets can be kept when finalizing the decision of which is the final dress.
Another way to be budget friendly? Let your bridesmaids accessorize themselves. Allowing your bridesmaids to pick their own shoes and jewelry allows them to set their own budget. They can also use pieces they already have, which can lighten the financial load for them.
Pro tip: If your budget allows for it, gift your bridesmaids an accessory that vibes with their dresses before the wedding as a “thank you” for standing next to you. Your closest friends will feel revered, and this will keep one accessory consistent across bridesmaids. It’s a win-win!
How Much Freedom Should You Give?
Thinking about letting your bridesmaids decide which dress to wear?
Consider providing guidelines.
We’re not just talking about color and materials…
Dress length, styles, straps or strapless, and many other options will affect how your bridesmaids look when they’re standing next to each other at the end of the aisle.
So a balance of freedom and restrictions may be the perfect middle ground for allowing individuality and fitting your bridal aesthetic.
No matter what you choose, we’re sure your bridal party will look stunning and will be the perfect complement to your big day!
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