Beautiful Bridesmaids. . .

Believe it or not, we often hear that choosing bridesmaids dresses is harder than choosing the wedding gown! For a variety of reasons, the big choice of what-will-my-girls-wear can be overwhelming and sometimes downright daunting.  But not to worry. . .we have a few tips on how to eliminate the stress and make your girls feel beautiful. . .  

  • Start early. Most bridesmaids' collections are on a 10-12 week order time. Plus, once you make the decision of what your gorgeous girls will wear, you need time for them to be measured and place their orders. {Oh yes, your fabulous friends just might put this off and wait til the last second. . .budget time for that last-minute friend. . .you'll want it!}
  • To that end, make sure your girls are professionally measured and order according to the designer's size chart. Every size chart runs a little differently.
  • Do some homework. Websites these days are such great resources for photos and inspiration. Knowing what you don't want can be just as useful as knowing what you do want. Check out Amsale, Monique Lhuillier, Alfred Sung, and Lela Rose for some really great maids styles. There is truly something for everyone!
  • If you have a lot of girls in your wedding party, maybe take just a few when shopping for ideas. Much like looking for your wedding gown, fielding lots of opinions and ideas can become more stressful and less effective when making a decision you truly feel good about.
  • Use us as a resource! We have seen a little bit of everything! We have helped the lone bridesmaid find a fabulous little cocktail dress, and we have outfitted parties of 15. We have done multiple styles, multiple colors, and every combination in between. We know and love our designers and can help guide you about which collection, price point, color palette, and overall style will fit your wedding seamlessly. In a word, we are here to help! You are not alone on The Great Bridesmaids Dress Search!

Mostly, enjoy yourself! This is one element of a very big day, and it should blend into the overall style and feel of your wedding. Don't fret about pleasing absolutely everyone . . .your girls love you and said yes to being a bridesmaid because they want to bear witness to one of the most significant days of your life. If the dress is long and not short? Blue instead of grey? It'll all be ok. For the rest of the maids details, let us know how we can help!


{photo by Kate Murphy | gown by Amsale | florals by Big Events Wedding}