Helping You Search For Your Bridesmaid Dresses
Have you ever been to a wedding where the bride was indeed stunning, but there was just something off? That may have very well been the fact that the bridesmaid dresses were not exactly flattering and the discomfort showed on the faces of the girls wearing them. When shopping for the bridesmaid formal gown design, keep in mind that this is big expense for your maids and ask yourself if you would ever even consider wearing the dress that you are considering for them. If not, then you may want to keep looking.
Of course, most brides will say something like, “It is my wedding and I should make these decisions based on what I want.” Yes, that is true, however sometimes these dresses are picked because the bride does not want to be outdone or over-shadowed by the formal dresses her attendants will be wearing. When in reality if she wants her wedding to be as close to perfect as possible that means everyone needs to look good, including the bridesmaids. Additionally, if you are having a flower girl, then you should have fun deciding from the many adorable flower girl dresses available.
While it may not be possible to make everyone happy it doesn’t hurt to try to come as close as possible. Try to consider your friends’ complexions and sizes when deciding on the bridesmaid dresses, as pastels are usually a fair choice as it goes with most skin tones. Unless you want lots of frowns and snickers try to stay away from overdoing the embellishments, such as bows and ruffles, especially if you are looking at plus size dresses.
You also want to take the season and weather into consideration for the bridesmaids formal dresses. Nothing is worse than having the entire wedding party look drained and wilted because the long sleeve Victorian style dresses nearly suffocates them during an outside wedding. Likewise, you don’t want short sleeve sheath styles when it is snowing outside.
Ok, you have personally searched every store within 100 miles and scoured the internet looking for a dress style that will try to please everyone, but so far there is nothing that everyone agrees on. Some of the girls love the short and fun cocktail dresses but you want your maids dressed in long, formal dresses. Since it is not written in stone that all bridesmaid dresses must be exactly the same, you may want to consider allowing a little variation in the styles of the dresses. If they all have the same color then it will still bring your theme together and everyone will be a little happier, reducing the stress on you.