It seems like most brides have been thinking about their perfect wedding dress since they were a kid: lace, mermaid, ball gown, A-line, the list goes on and on.
But not all brides are spending the same amount of time thinking about the bridesmaid dresses even though they are of similar importance.
Your bridesmaids are going to be standing next to you at one of the biggest moments of your life. While you don’t want them to upstage you as the bride, you do want your closest friends and family to look nice and complement your wedding style!
Check out these 4 easy tips on how to choose bridesmaid dresses for your special day.
1. Stay on Budget
Be realistic with your budget on these bridesmaid dresses. As Michelle from Baby’s Breath Bridesmaids reminds us, dresses don’t have to be super expensive to be high quality and beautiful.
Go into dress shopping with a particular budget and stick to it. This will not only keep you from overspending, but it will also narrow down the dress options so you won’t be overwhelmed with too many choices.
2. Include Your Bridesmaids!
While you have the final say on the bridesmaid dresses, think about who has to actually wear these dresses: your bridesmaids! They will appreciate having input on what they like and what they would be comfortable wearing.
You might not be able to cater to every bridesmaid’s wants, especially if you have a lot of them, but it’s worth asking and getting their input before making a decision.
3. Think About Color
The color of the dress might be the most important component. You want the color to match the general theme of your wedding. While a bright orange dress might be fun for a cocktail party, it might be too distracting for a wedding that contains mostly muted or pastel colors.
Consider your wedding’s color palette when choosing the bridesmaids colors. Here are some colors that go well with many different color schemes:
- Pastel pink
- Mint green
These would go well with a number of color schemes. However, if you have a brighter themed wedding, particularly one outdoor, you can go for brighter or more exciting colors. It’s up to you and your taste!
4. Make Sure to Complement Your Dress
Besides choosing a color that matches your wedding’s color themes, you want the bridesmaid dresses to complement your wedding dress.
A more complicated or detailed wedding dress would match well with simpler, less detailed bridesmaid dresses. You can also try to match the fabric of your wedding dress with the fabric of the bridesmaid dresses to really complement each other.
How to Choose Bridesmaid Dresses: Wrapping Up
Knowing how to choose bridesmaid dresses isn’t a skill you’re born with. It will take a little bit of work and perhaps a lot of searching and alterations, but in the end, it’s worth it to have beautiful and happy bridesmaids.
Check out our other articles on weddings to make your big day as close to perfect as possible.