Tips for Choosing Bridesmaid Dresses

When your special day is set, making all the plans can be a daunting task. You have to find the perfect wedding dress, get it tailored, create a registry, pick out the best invitations, know who you’re going to invite, find a wedding chapel, look for a good reception hall, choose flowers around your theme, rent a limo or vehicle, and start choosing bridesmaid dresses.

Couples that try to figure everything out on their own end up getting frustrated, overwhelmed, and in some cases, put off the wedding. It’s true, but it definitely doesn’t have to be this way. All you have to do is learn how to setup each section of your wedding accordingly, and today we want to talk about choosing bridesmaid dresses.

Start with the Color
Obviously you’re going to be wearing white, but the rest of your wedding will have a theme. When you choosing bridesmaid dresses it’s important to know what color they will be first. Some women believe that the best route is finding a color that revolves around a seasonal pattern. Others may get a beautiful color based upon psychological association. Whatever route you take really comes down to preference, but you have to choose one or the other.

Another reason you will want to choose the color first is if you’re letting the bridesmaids pick out their own dress. This is a very popular option today, and several brides are alleviating it from their list of jobs. Just remember to tell them that it has to stay within the color scheme you want and none of them will let you down.

Opting for Similar Designs
If by chance you’re choosing bridesmaid dresses based on your wedding gown design, then you will have to take a different route. The best thing to do here is find a location that offers everything you want and don’t be afraid to take the maid of honor with you. You will have plenty to do and probably be on the phone all the time, so pass this on to the MOH. She will feel extra important (unless your MOH is Patrick Dempsey), and want to please you as best she can.

Make Outlines based on certain Elements
We all know there are several things to consider when choosing bridesmaid dresses, which means it’s important not to overlook any of them. The outline of these dresses will depend on the season, the current weather, if your wedding is during the day or evening, or even the style of your wedding gown. When you start thinking about this it might sound difficult, but it’s really easy.

There are four common elements you will want to consider; the hem, neckline, straps and waist. Figure out the variations that will be acceptable for each one and let your bridesmaids know about them. If you’re doing it all yourself or with the maid of honor, we know you will pick something that will blend well with your entire wedding.

Happy Times
This is your time and we’re extremely excited for you. Choosing bridesmaid dresses is only one part of the big picture, but if you know what to do when it’s time to decide, the choices will be magical. Good luck starting this new chapter in your life. We hope the new memories you create will last forever.