How to Choose Your Bridesmaids’ Dresses

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As one of the most special days in a bride’s life, you want nothing more but for your wedding to go according to plan. Luckily, you’ll have your bridesmaids to help you manage the planning and the execution of your wedding!

That said, you want to be considerate of these important women who will be sacrificing their time, effort, and money for your wedding. If you’re looking for a way to show your appreciation, start by picking out the perfect dresses for every one of your bridesmaids!

Here are some tips that will help you choose the right gowns for your bridesmaids:

Find the Perfect Match for Your Gown

Your bridesmaids’ gowns must complement your bridal gown, not clash with it. They don’t have to be identical but there should be clear details that tie all of your looks together. For instance, they can each come in the same color (not white, of course), the same skirt length, or even the same cut and embroidery.

You can achieve this complementary scheme by putting the same details on all of your gowns. For instance, if your gown is adorned with sequins, then their gowns should also have signature touches of sequins. Consider choosing the same kind of fabric, as well. Finally, you can also match with your bridesmaids by using jewelry with the same color and material. These small matching details will really bring everything together, making your pictures look ten times better since you’ll be photographed together.

Pick the Right Color Palette

Before choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses and other wedding paraphernalia, you must first pick a signature color palette for your event. This color palette will serve as a guide that will help harmonize the different elements in your wedding.

Ideally, your color palette must consist of a primary color, a secondary color, and an accent color. Your bridesmaids’ dresses must be similar hues of the primary color in the palette. Their bride maids’ flowers and other accessories, on the other hand, can be based on the secondary colors. This ensures that their gowns won’t clash against other decors present in the wedding venue. If you need help in creating a color palette for your wedding, take a look at What’s Your Wedding Color Palette? to get started!

Choose for Their Body Shape

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You want your bridesmaids to look their very best on your wedding day, which is why it’s important to choose dresses that compliment their shape and form. Consider choosing different dress styles so that each bridesmaid can have a gown that flatters their figure.

For your petite bridesmaids, choose dresses that will make their lower body look more proportionate. We recommend empire waistline dresses, which are tight-fitted at the upper body and flowy at the bottom if you’re wondering how to pick a wedding bridesmaid’s dress for your body shape. V-neck dresses are also flattering cuts that create an illusion of length. Taller girls, on the other hand, would benefit from details that would help balance their proportions. Putting cut-out details or placing a belt over their gown’s mid-waist area can do the trick. Finally, curvy girls might want to try semi-fitted gowns, which will show off their waistline while giving more form to their curves.

Set a Price Range

Your bridesmaids play a special role in your wedding, which is why it’s best to discuss all the responsibilities that the role entails. Budget is an important factor that you should consider when choosing gowns. If your bridesmaids are paying for their gowns, then you should choose ones that won’t make a huge dent in their savings. Make sure that everyone is in agreement, too! You should also keep their clothing preferences in mind so that they won’t regret spending their hard-earned money on gowns that they (or you) don’t like.

Before saying yes to their dresses, consider your own aesthetic preferences as well as your bridesmaids’ own needs and requests. Learn how to compromise when it comes to the gowns so that your bridal team can be genuinely happy on your big day.

This article is contributed by blogger, Allison Paxton. Allison has a vast interest in writing about wedding trends, tips, and advice. She has been a contributor for many wedding blogs and resources including Delegate.

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