Now that you have found the perfect wedding dress, it’s time to decide how to choose the style, color, and cut of your bridesmaid dresses while considering what will flatter and please all of your best girls! You want everyone in your wedding to look stunning, as the bridesmaid dresses will be on display until the beginning of the ceremony until the end of the reception, being captured in many of your wedding photos.
As you begin your search for the perfect bridesmaid dresses, the first thing you’ll probably want to consider is the color you would like to use, whether is your favorite color, a color that goes along with the overall theme of the wedding, or what’s trending at the time. You might also want to consider the season of your wedding. Spring time weddings call for pastels, summer weddings look great with bright, bold colors, autumn weddings can reflect the colors of the changing leaves, and winter weddings glisten with blues and silvers. If you are having an afternoon wedding, light colors look best, where as you can get away with darker shades (black being the new trending color for 2011 and 2012) for an evening wedding. Make sure the flowers arrangements and other parts of the wedding ceremony are made to match the color of dress you have chosen.
Of course, you can also ask your bridesmaids what colors they prefer, although you don’t necessarily have to take their suggestions, but their advice might help you narrow down the color choices.
In selecting a silhouette for the dress, be sure to consider each of the body shapes of your bridesmaids. You want to take into account their comfort in what they’ll be wearing. They should feel beautiful and fabulous, too! In fact, nowadays a lot of brides are asking their bridesmaids to choose their own dress as long as it is a certain color and within certain guidelines.
You might also what to recognize what their different budgets may be and try to choose an affordable bridesmaid dress that will suite all of the girls in your bridal party. You don’t want to cause a financial burden. You know the girls better than anyone, so that can be left up to your own discretion.
Lastly, decide if you want your bridesmaids to wear jewelry, and if so, they’re own within guidelines? Or would you like their accessories to be uniform?
You should leave yourself at least four weeks of time before your wedding date to get the dresses on order. You’ll want to have them ready in plenty of time in case alterations need to be made.
Whatever style and silhouettes you choose, don’t let the process be overwhelming. Picking out the dresses for your bridesmaids is kind of like playing dress up, It should be fun!