Bride is the main cast of wedding day and bridesmaids are her supporting cast who make her stand out among the crowd. Choosing a bridesmaid dress can be as stressful as choosing the bridal gown. Bridesmaid dresses are commonly chosen in harmony with the look and feel of the wedding. Dressing your bridesmaid is not that easy. It is equally stressful. You can consider few things while choosing bridesmaid dresses.
Body types and dress style:
Think about body types and match the dress accordingly. Normally, A-Line dresses are most popular because they can suit any body type. Or, allow each maid to choose a different dress styles in the same color scheme or fabric to create the same style effect.
Wedding themes and details:
Type of the wedding, casual or formal, will guide you in choosing the perfect dress style. Seasons play huge role while selecting dress for bridesmaid. This focuses on the fabric. Pick a dark color in a rich satin for a formal wedding and opt for pastel chiffon or printed organza for a daytime ceremony. Wedding themes can also help in choosing the dress color. For example, if you are throwing a rustic/vintage wedding, then softer and muted colors will work. Your choice of color should reflect the theme of the wedding and complement your wedding dress
Weather and comfort
Season can dictate the material, length and even the color of the dress. Rich colors like deep plum and chocolate work well in the fall and winter whereas lighter and pastel hues are perfect for spring and summer. Comfort is the key and fabric does matter. The length of the dress also depends on the season. Do not go with short dresses in winter and long on rainy days.
Bridesmaids foot the bill themselves for dresses, shoes and other wedding apparels. Conflicts over the cost of a bridesmaid’s dress should never come between friends. Bride-to-be should be considerate and show sensitivity to possibilities that one or more of her girls may have an issue with costs. Choose gowns and accessories accordingly. There are tons of pretty and affordable options at your reach.
Color and complexion:
If color is the key, then there are few ways to approach choosing the right one. First of all, your wedding colors at the ceremony and reception sites. Second, whether same color compliments all bridesmaids or not. The trick to know which colors flatter and which to avoid is not always easy. Make sure they are not going to disappear in that bright hue or feel like they need a spray tan to pull off that muted color.
Bride is the star of the show and bridal gown style also influences the bridesmaid dresses. You definitely want to make sure that your look coordinates with your girls. Asking for some swatches to compare before making decision will be a huge help. As for necklines, this depends on how similar you want yours with your pals. If you have a high neckline and want to keep it simple, a strapless bridesmaid neckline is always a classic. Before shopping do your research on design and color and then let your girls decide on the style they love to wear. Do the dress shopping 6 months prior to the wedding day as it takes about 3-4 months for dresses to arrive and alterations takes some3-4 weeks.