Okay, so you have said “Yes” to the dress. Now, the next thing you should be thinking about is what you type of dress your bridesmaids will wear. To ensure that you and your bridesmaids are happy with their dresses, it is important that you consider some of the following: their thoughts on the dress, their body types, and what colors will coordinate the best with your overall wedding’s style and season of the year. While these things might sound easy to determine, others find them easier said than done. Therefore, if you were looking for some tips to help you pick the perfect bridesmaid dress, consider these three below.
Like we mentioned above, get their thoughts on the dress!
While you might feel inclined to pick out the dress because it is your wedding, it is also important to get their input since they will be wearing and buying the dress. If you want to have the final decision, but are willing to let your bridesmaids help you decide, narrow it down to a few dresses.
What’s more, pick some colors that you know will work well with the overall look of your wedding.
Discuss the cost of the dresses you chose before you take your bridesmaids out to try them on.
One of the most stressful things about being in a wedding is that it can cost a lot of money. So, if you want to guarantee that your bridesmaids will not bail on you when they finally see how expensive their dresses are, it is important to let them now the price before they agree to get fitted. Also, although that $500 dress may be to do die for, finding something more economical is probably the best way to go.
Think about the time of day, and what season you wedding is in when narrowing down the bridesmaid dress.
Even though the thought of dolling yourself up and wearing a pretty dress sounds awesome to a lot of girls, there can be nothing worse than standing there shivering in a dress more appropriate for a mid-summer wedding. Or, even worse, wearing a dress more appropriate for winter when the wedding is during the dog days of summer! When it all comes down to it, if you chose a winter wedding over a summer wedding or vice versa, choose a dress that is appropriate for the weather! Looking good is one thing, but being comfortable with what you are wearing is another!
Although it is your wedding and you undoubtedly have the final say on everything, it is important that you think about how your bridesmaids feel. If you have the “it’s my way or the highway attitude,” you may just find your bridesmaids sitting in chairs instead of beside you when you say your vows.