the perfect bridesmaids
However, chosing a bridesmaid dress that everyone will love, is about as likely as winning Lotto, but you’ll at least be able to keep some of them as friends after the wedding if you…
do give lots of leeway
If you’re having the bridesmaid dresses in the same style, allow them to choose the colour. By doing so, they’ll be able to select a shade that complements their skin tone and hair colouring. Alternatively, if you would like them to be in the same hue to match the wedding decor, let them choose the style that flatters them the most.
do be a fabric fairy
Gone are the days when a bride could force her bridesmaids to dress in a puffy taffeta creation. The designers of bridesmaid dresses are now using better quality fabrics like dupion silk, chiffon, satin, velvet and crepe. So select one that will make your party feel sleek and sexy rather than frumpy and resentful.
do consider the costs
Traditionally the attendants pay for their own outfits so don’t expect them to shell out a fortune for the honour of standing by your side. A good compromise is to consider hire as an option.
don’t shop en masse
Never take all your attendants with you on a shopping expedition, as they’ll never agree on anything and it will just cause conflict between them. Take just your maid/matron of honour - there’s a reason why people say ‘too many chefs spoil the broth’.
don’t leave things until the last minute
With all the discussions and disagreements that go with selecting bridesmaid dresses, it’s tempting to leave the decision until the last minute and then order your attendants into any old dress. However they really should be chosen at least five months before the wedding to allow time for alterations.
If you have attended a wedding recently, chances are you noticed the popular trend among bridesmaids. More now than ever, bridesmaids are wearing dresses in different styles or colors and more brides are starting to choose this option for their attendants.
There are several reasons why this new trend is catching on.
1) If bridesmaids are given the option to choose their own gown, chances are they’ll love it and be able to wear it again in the future. This gets rid of having several bridesmaid dresses hanging in our closets from past weddings.
2) It’s difficult for a bride to choose one dress style that will look good on several different ladies with varying shapes. So choosing their own dress makes sense as far as everyone feeling good about their look on that day!
3) Maybe most important, it’s one less decision for the bride to make during what ends up a very stressful time.
So under the new trend brides will choose a color theme or style and send their attendants out to search for a dress on their own.
Finally, if bridesmaids are to pay for their own dresses, the bride can feel better about the expense their honored attendees will be purchasing for their wedding day.
For the easiest solution for un-matching bridesmaid dresses, shop through a bridal company where you will find the best selection. The bride can choose the fabric and color, and bridesmaids can simply choose their favorite style.
The trend for un-matching bridesmaid dresses can be a positive experience for everyone involved.
From the Staff of Bridesclub.com