I am that girl who basically knew my wedding colors from the get go. I knew that I wanted navy, pink, and gold as my colors because navy and gold are very classic and pink adds a fun, girly touch. The thing that I wasn’t so sure of right off the bat was how I was going to go about choosing bridesmaid dresses. Did I want them to be short or long? Pink or navy or sequined? All one style or multiple different styles? The questions during the initial choosing process were endless. Eventually I was able to decide which dresses I wanted for my bridesmaids but it sure did take some time. If you’re interested in checking out any other wedding related posts you can check out my wedding category. Without further ado, here are some tips on choosing bridesmaids dresses.
5 Tips for Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses
- Set a budget // Before committing to any dress, make sure to set a budget for how much you anticipate the bridesmaids dresses will cost so that no one is shocked at the price at a later date. You don’t want to pick the most expensive dress out there but obviously you don’t want it to be super cheap either so find a happy medium budget and stick to it.
- Choose your wedding dress first // You’ll want to have your wedding dress all picked out before you even start considering the bridesmaids dresses so that you can envision what the dresses will look like next to you on your wedding day.
- Make sure your bridesmaids are comfortable // When I was initially deciding on dresses for my bridesmaids, I of course considered my own taste but at the same time I made sure that the dress styles that I let the girls choose from would be flattering to all body types because I know from experience that no one wants to feel uncomfortable in a dress. Of course, there are some situations that you just can’t help but choosing a style or even color that is universally flattering is helpful.
- Give them enough time to order // My wedding isn’t until November but I have already told my bridesmaids which three dresses that they are able to pick from and when to have them ordered by so that they can still get the dress altered and all of that good stuff if necessary. Plus now that they know so far in advance they can save up a little if needed.
- Be open to suggestions // I ended up letting my bridesmaids give me suggestions and that was really eye opening and helpful to see which styles that everyone preferred. In the end it’s ultimately the brides choice but sometimes its nice to have suggestions because you may end up loving what someone else suggests more than your original idea.
Have you ever been a bridesmaid? How was your experience with choosing bridesmaids dresses? Feel free to let me know down in the comments.
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