Selecting the perfect dress for your entourage is almost as important as selecting your dream wedding dress. After all, the beautiful bride needs to be flanked by her gorgeous bridesmaids on the big day. We fully understand the pressure associated with choosing the right bridesmaid dress for your special day, which is why we’ve put together this article filled with top tips on how to choose the perfect outfits for team bride.
Picking the palette
The secret to a beautiful wedding is picking the perfect palette. Whether you start with the flowers, shoes, dresses, or table pieces, you need to decide on how things will flow throughout your day and ensure the various component pieces are in keeping with your chosen aesthetic.
Your starting point for planning the palette is deciding how you will look when you stand next to your bridesmaids on the big day. Choosing a deep, bold red – such as this Satin Maxi Wrap Detail Dress in Red – will be in stark contrast to your glittering white number. Alternatively, you could go for a more subtle contrast, and champagne is the ideal colour for ideally supplementing your beautiful white dress.
Helpfully, there are so many styles, colours, and designs for you to choose from, and you don’t have to settle for something that doesn’t match your vision for the big day. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the different designs and styles you might consider for your bridesmaids.
A style that captures the attention
Bridesmaids’ dresses should stand out and really capture the attention of the wedding guests. After all, it’s imperative that your bridal team look elegant and sophisticated as they stand next to you at the alter. Therefore, it’s important to consider what you want the dress to look like, whether a minimal or classic design, so you can begin looking in the right place.
Something that’s very much in style right now is embroidered tulle overlays, which serve as a subtle statement. They bring a whole new dimension to a bridesmaid dress without being overpowering. Something else worth considering is an asymmetric dress – check out this gorgeous One Shoulder Satin Finish Maxi Dress to see how your best friends might look as they accompany you down the aisle.
Do they need to match?
Settling on a dress that everyone is happy with is far from easy. After all, you will probably find that one of your bridesmaids isn’t completely sold on your chosen style. If your bridesmaids can’t choose between long and short, for instance, you can let them rock their own style and give them the choice of a midi or mini dress to suit their preference.
Provided you can all agree on the colour, slight variations to the length or style of a dress can actually bring something unique to the bridal party and ensure your bridesmaids feel comfortable throughout your big day.
Don’t leave the bridesmaid dresses until the last minute
With so much to think about and plan for your big day, it can be tempting to leave the bridesmaids‘ dresses until the last minute. But this is a mistake. Your besties will want their say when it comes to their outfits on your wedding day, so leave yourself enough time to make a choice that everyone can get on board with.