Your wedding is one of the best days of your life, and your bridesmaids will be there to help you through all of it – from start to finish. Though you have been worried about finding your amazing gown, you still need to select the dresses for the bridesmaids, so they can order and fit their own dresses for the wedding. Bridesmaid dresses always seem to have a bad reputation, but it is usually because the bride does not consider her friends when it comes to style, budget or color.
That is not to say the bridesmaid dresses cannot be the color or style you want, but when you are selecting the perfect dress for your wedding, be sure the fit and color flatters all of your girlfriends. Here are a few easy ways you can ensure your friends will not be embarrassed of her gown on your wedding day:
Type of Wedding – The type of dress you can choose for your bridesmaids should reflect the season and time of day in which the wedding takes place. Give your friends at least a six month timeframe to start ordering dresses and sizing them, if needed. Winter evening dresses may be floor-length, but summer dresses can be shorter to complement the season.
Budget – There is nothing worse than a bride choosing an expensive bridesmaid dress that none of her girlfriends can afford. Be considerate of your friends, and sit down beforehand to discuss a budget. While you do not have to compromise your style or color, you can shop around to find the dress you want at an affordable price. You can also ask if the bridal gown salon is willing to work with your budget if you have many bridesmaids.
Body Shapes – You are bound to have girls of all shapes and sizes be in your wedding, so be conscious of their needs when selecting a gown. If you have plus-sized girls, offer them a sheer wrap if they are self-conscious of showing off bare arms in a strapless gown. One way to ensure all your bridesmaids look and feel great is to allow them to find a dress they love in similar, complementary styles, but in your desired color palette.
Shopping for many girls at once is tricky, because you cannot please everyone. Be willing to work with their body shapes and budgets, and the rest will be easy and stress-free!