As a symbol of thanks for being your bridesmaids, you should always take care of their needs like how they’re taking care of yours. Take care of their needs in a sense that you won’t go all bridezilla and force them to wear unflattering, straight-up ugly bridesmaid dresses. Here’s how you can make sure all your girlfriends will love their new bridesmaid dresses for your wedding.
Research the trends
Find the styles that are trending around the time of your wedding. If you’re holding your wedding during the summer, you may want to consider mini bridesmaid dresses, especially if it’ll be held at the beach or a garden. If you want to stay with the classic styles, go for the maxi dresses but add some unique embellishments to make it stand out from all the other bridesmaid dresses.
Get everybody involved
After you’ve looked up the popular trends for bridesmaid dresses, it’s time to discuss with your girlfriends. Not everyone will agree with your choices so it’s important to listen to what they have to say. The goal is to get everyone to be on the same page on a theme and design of the bridesmaid dresses.
Consider their personal styles
Once you’ve gathered everyone and discussed possible choices, think about each and every one of their styles. Not all of your bridesmaids will love sleeveless dresses and not all will want to flaunt their bodies through tight-fitting dresses. If you come across this dilemma, what you can do is set a color theme instead of picking out the same bridesmaid dress for everyone. This way, no matter what the design of the dress is, they will still look uniform due to the same color scheme.
Choose flattering colors
Even if you implement the tip above, not all colors will look flattering on all of your bridesmaids. While it’s important to follow the color scheme of your whole wedding reception, it’s also crucial to pick a color that is neutral enough to be worn by all your bridesmaids. They don’t all look like models off a fashion magazine; their sizes vary and their skin tones are different. So, pick colors like coral, peach, maroon, or navy for your bridesmaid dresses.
Set a budget
Other than designs and colors, budget is also imperative. Your bridesmaids should be able to purchase their own dresses without breaking their banks. The bridesmaid dresses don’t necessarily have to be designer dresses and let them find their own gowns in their preferred shopping outlets. You should also let your bridesmaids find a gown that they can repurpose in the future so their investment won’t go to waste.