It might seem impossible to find bridesmaid dresses that your party genuinely love to wear, but with the right approach this doesn’t have to be the case. Here are a few easy tips in preparation for choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses
1. Talk to your bridal party first
It’s your special day but it is important that your bridesmaids feel comfortable and completely themselves from the very start of the day to the very end of the celebration. Make sure you all get together and have a chat about your vision as well as styles that everyone will feel 100% in!
This is also a good place to start if you do not have a style in mind, you will be able to bounce ideas off each other and do some serious online research! More than one pair of eyes searching Instagram and Pinterest will make things a lot easier on the hunt for the perfect dress.
2. Change it up
Who says everyone has to wear the same thing? Each bridesmaid will have a different style and preferred cut, so why not let them feel their best in an outfit they are completely happy with?
For example, one bridesmaids could wear a strapless or an off-the-shoulder dress, another could sport a well-tailored jumpsuit while someone else walks down the aisle in a long maxi-design. By choosing a fabric or a specific colour you can tie all the looks together while still adding a touch of elegance and putting a modern spin on the party.
3. Pay attention to the price tag
It isn’t uncommon for the bridesmaids to purchase they own dresses for the wedding but if you choose to go down this path, it is really important to be considerate of each bridesmaids budget. Finding a stunning option that suits everyone’s budget isn’t impossible, but it often takes a bit more research and a little more planning.
After some research, you will have a pretty good idea of the boutiques and stores that are within the groups’ price range and where you can begin the hunt!
4. Make sure you consider the best colour for everyone
Choosing a bridesmaid dress that will suit every bridesmaids complexion may not seem that important initially, however, it would be something you start to think about from the very beginning of the planning. Comfort and confidence in the chosen dress is important, but so is colour scheme compatibility to ensure everyone looks perfect in your professional photographs.
Not to worry though, its not a tough as it sounds! Colours such as blush and baby teal usually to look amazing on all skin tones, as do darker colours! So if you have bridesmaids with olive, pale and dark skin these are great colours to consider. Another important thing to keep in mind is whether or not your bridal party will be getting a tan before the big day. Whether they will head to a tanning salon or if they have a topical holiday planned, take into account how their skin tone may change and how the colours may look as a result of their new complexion.