A wedding is the most important day in the life of the bride and groom. But it is also quite important for the bridal party. Just like having the perfect wedding dress is important, having a pretty bridesmaid outfit is also important. If you think you’re done after shopping for a wedding gown, you’re very wrong! Finding the perfect bridesmaid dress can be quite a challenge for many brides. You have to consider the style, silhouette, color, neckline of the dress as well as the season, venue, theme, etc. of the wedding before taking a decision. Here are a few things you should remember when you go shopping for bridesmaids dresses.
Choose Your Bridal Party First
While this may seem a no-brainer to most of us, there are many who start thinking of silhouettes and colors even before finalizing the bridal party! When you know who your bridesmaids and maid of honor are, choosing a dress for them becomes easier. You can have a better idea of which color, style, and silhouette would suit them all or whether you should let them pick their own styles in your preferred fabric and colors. While it may be tempting to start looking at bridesmaid dresses with a tentative list, having a bridal party finalized can speed things up.
First Pick the Wedding Gown
A bridesmaid dress should complement the bride’s wedding gown but not overshadow it. It’s better to buy the wedding gown according to your choices first and then pick a bridesmaid dress that complements the gown. That way you can make sure that both you and your brides look your best and still stand out on your wedding day!
Consider the Color and Style
The color and style of the bridesmaid dress is an extremely important factor when making a selection. When you pick a style for the dress, ensure that it suits the body types of all your bridesmaids. The color you choose should look good on all your bridesmaids. Plus, it should also complement your wedding gown, the wedding venue, theme, season, etc. They should also look good and feel comfortable in it!
Keep Enough Time for Alterations
A typical bridesmaid dress takes about 8 to 10 months to get delivered to you. Especially if your style is very much in demand or is exported from another country. Plus, not everyone finds their perfect fitting while shopping. You may have to alter the dress according to your fitting. It is better to give your bridesmaids enough time for any alterations if needed. Start shopping 10 to 12 months before the wedding if possible.
Make the Dress Reusable
A bridesmaids dress is an expense that the bridesmaids are expected to bear. Hence, it is important to consider their budget too before finalizing any dress. If you’re selecting a dress that they won’t be able to wear again, then you should try to make it cheaper. Alternatively, you can also select a dress that they can reuse and wear again.
Finding the perfect bridesmaids dress that everyone loves can become quite a challenge! It is better to consider all factors while shopping to avoid feeling overwhelmed.