How To Choose Stunning Bridesmaid Dresses
If you’re the bride to be, you’ll know how hard it can be to keep everyone happy and to keep everyone and everything organised. Something like bridesmaids dresses is fairly integral to the day, you want everyone to look good but you also want them all to be happy. Finding the right balance takes a little bit of planning, but it’s easier than you may think. There are a few factors you need to keep in mind when choosing dresses for your bridesmaids, here are just a few:
Keep them happy – As much as this is your big day, the last thing you want to do is annoy all the bridesmaids by not asking or including them in the dress choosing process. You want them to be fully involved so you know who is and isn’t happy at all times. Some of them may have to compromise slightly, but it’s better to have 3 content bridesmaids over 1 happy and 2 angry ones.
Sizes, shapes and styles – You need to make sure that whatever dresses you choose, that they all match well with your bridesmaids equally. You can’t choose skinny style dresses should one of your bridesmaids be a couple of sizes bigger than the rest, it could leave them feeling left out. You need to find a style that suits all your maids body shapes and sizes. You’ll also need to consider certain styles such as trumpet dresses, flowy dresses etc.
Materials – You may not even think twice about the materials of the dress, but some people can be allergic to certain materials and others may have certain needs or are even against any materials. You want to make sure that none of your maids will be chaffed on the day and you also don’t want to be causing any rashes to those with sensitive skin. These girls are going to be wearing these dresses all day, so they need to be as comfortable as possible.
Don’t outshine the bride – As harsh as it sounds the last thing you want to do is make all your maids much prettier and better presented than you, especially if you’re spending an arm and a leg to be the main attraction. Choose dresses that flatter them all, but don’t let the dresses give them all the attention. Most brides will choose more conservative dresses for the maids that are not as revealing, so that the brides dress has more appeal.
Matching everyone–Not everyone will want to wear the same dress, you may find yourself in a predicament where all your maids want different styles and colours. You can be firm and give them guidelines, but if it’s what they really want then just make sure that they’re supervised by yourself. Keep all the dresses the same kind of colours and don’t let the styles be too different from dress to dress. Give them unity with unique dresses, sounds hard but it can be done with a little bit of patience!
AUTHOR BIO: Jade Waddy is an experienced writer with an NOCN leven 3 in journalism. She writes on all manner of subjects but specializes in wedding, working alongside Hitched UK.