If you are reading this article now, you have probably decided on your dream wedding dress and now you have to worry about another set of dresses. It is time to set on the journey of finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses for all of your girls. We have everything covered regardless of how your wedding is and the number of people you have to get dresses for, and we guarantee to make things easier for you.
Doing your research
It is a good idea to browse through everything when looking for bridesmaid dresses such as websites, magazines, popping in to different salons etc. We recommend making an inspiration board of the colour scheme and types of dresses you have in mind that will help you find the perfect dresses for your besties.
Your friends will be aware of the fact that they have to pay for their own dresses, but make sure you drop a subtle reminder. This is why you need to be careful of their budgets and lifestyles too. Select something that is in an affordable range for everyone. It won’t be a difficult task because you will literally have thousands of options. You can even choose the colour you like and let them find their own dresses.
Going to stores can be an overwhelming experience if decide to take the whole party with you. If you don’t like a lot of input, then you should consider going alone or maybe with one or two friends. But if you want the input and different perspectives then taking the whole lot will be a good idea and you can make a fun activity out of it.
Don’t forget that ordering can take up to more than 6 months to arrive, and you also have to keep in mind the alteration days. Give yourself and your friends a time frame of 8-9 months prior to the wedding date so they can find the right dresses in due time.
Bridesmaid dresses are usually ordered by using a size bigger than what the person would normally wear, because bigger dresses can be altered to the person’s shape but a small dress won’t be fixed. Remind your friends to get bigger sizes otherwise they might have to end up ordering a new dress altogether which would be very unfortunate.
The easiest way to pick the shade of the dresses is to match the colour scheme of the venue and even the season of the year. For example, if your wedding venue is in a rustic farmhouse, with burgundy decorations, you will want to choose a shade that will go with the décor such as light pink. If your wedding is during autumn months, then consider emerald green tones or maroon. If yours is a summer wedding, then look into pastel, fun colours such as lavender or mint green which will be perfect for summer time. If you want to think outside the box then you can think about some types of prints instead of solid colors.