Factors To Consider When Picking Bridesmaid Dresses
Once the hard part of finding your own wedding dresses is complete, the next hard part of picking the perfect bridesmaid dresses begins! Here are some of the factors that I am considering when choosing bridesmaid dresses, and you may want to consider too:
What is the main theme of your wedding? Think about your fiance’s and your favourite colours, what colours are in season and what colours would correspond well with the flowers or venue. This could inform your dress colours (or your dress colours could inform the rest of the details!).
It’s never fully possible to predict the weather, but it’s possible to prepare for it. Depending on the month you are getting married in, you can plan to have longer or shorter dresses, and heavier or lighter material.
Matching or mismatched:
Are you going for the coordinated look, and all bridesmaids will wear the same dress? Or the mismatched look in which bridesmaids pick out their own dress based on the colour you’ve requested? There is also a compromise between these two extremes, and you can pick the exact colour, length, fabric, and designer, but your bridesmaids can pick their individual style. Each option is viable depending on your preference!
Typically bridesmaids pay for their own dresses. Make sure you are aware of your bridesmaids expectations when it comes to bridesmaids costs. If you know some of your ladies are budget conscious, opt for more affordable options. Like groomsmen suits, bridesmaids dresses can also be rented, which could help the wallet. Alternatively, if you have the budget to pay for your bridesmaid’s dresses yourself, that is also a great option.
Choosing a bridesmaid dress that your ladies can wear again is so valuable. Your bridesmaids are spending a lot of money to make your day just perfect, and to make you happy, so make sure you aren’t asking them to wear a dress that they will only wear once! It may even be helpful to show photos of dresses to your bridesmaids and ask whether they could picture themselves wearing the dresses again.
Now once you have made all of these decisions and settled on bridesmaids dresses, you can begin to fully picture your bridal party…how fun!