Below, you will find some tips on how to pick the best bridesmaid dress. These tips are based on research and used by other brides, and then collected into this article to save brides some time.
This is because it is known that organizing a wedding is very stressful and brides need all the help that they can get. In this article, the bridesmaid dresses will be discussed at length, but in the future, it is hoped that other elements of the wedding will be tackled to help lower the stress level of the bride.
- Look at the bride's dress - This is the first tip because it is the most important. Your wedding day is your day and you don't want to be overshadowed by the bridesmaid dress, so their dresses must not be the same style as yours. They should be completely different than your dress. If your dress is long, theirs should be short, if yours has sleeves, then they should have no sleeves, if you have ruffles, then theirs should not have ruffles. You get the idea - completely different to yours.
- Color - You are going to want to pick a dress that is the same color as the color scheme for the wedding. Your wedding dress will be white, obviously, so the color of the bridesmaid dresses should be a lot different. If you pick white bridesmaid dresses then you are not going to stand out from them and on the day, no one is going to know which one is the bride. If you have already decided the color scheme of the wedding, then you will already know what color the bridesmaid's dresses are going to be. If you haven't decided, then it is worth going to look in some dress shops to see if any of the colors take your fancy. It is also worth going into a wallpaper and paint store and asking them if they have any color charts. Sounds weird but many people have chosen their wedding colors this way. If you choose a color off the chart, then you have a reference to give to the dress store when they are looking for your dress. If they don't have the exact color that you want, don't give up because sometimes they can dye dresses if the base color is light enough.
- Bridesmaids - You could always ask the bridesmaids for some help getting the dresses sorted. Just remember the saying about too many cooks in the kitchen because you might end up with different opinions from each bridesmaid and then you will be in even more trouble than when you started. Also, try not to be too 'bridezilla' on them if they have a different opinion to them. They are just telling you what they think and you don't have to take their advice. You just have to listen, say thank you and then completely ignore what they have said. Just make sure that you don't offend anyone.
- Bridal Magazines - If you really don't know what you are looking for then you should start buying some bridal magazines. Something is bound to catch your eye. If you don't want to buy the magazines then you could go into your local bridal shop and they should have some lying around. Whilst you are there, you could have a look at the dresses and see what the seasonal trends are. The more research you do, the better prepared you will be to make your choice.