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5 Tips For Picking the Right Bridesmaid Dress

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Picking the perfect bridesmaid dress is an important part of your wedding. While you, the bride, may be concentrating solely on your own dress, you must also consider what your bridesmaids will wear. These dresses will be part of the overall appearance of your wedding. Therefore, you want them to coordinate well with your own dress, the groomsmen’s tuxedos and your wedding décor. Here’s a few things to consider when shopping for the perfect bridesmaid dresses.


To select a bridesmaid dress, start off by taking a look at your budget. First, determine if you will be paying for the dresses or if this responsibility will fall on the bridesmaids. If the bridesmaids will be paying for their own dresses, keep the price of the dress reasonable. Ask the bridesmaids how much they can afford to spend, and then base your budget off of that.

Online Browsing

Once you have a budget, begin by looking online for various dresses. Keep an open mind when it comes to styles. By doing this, you will have more options available to you.

Some things to keep in mind are the theme or type of wedding you’re trying to aim for, and the season it’ll be taking place in. For example, you might prefer old time elegance over a modern sexy look, or you might want to do knee length dresses in the spring as opposed to full length dresses in the winter.

Make sure you print out a few examples so that you can share with your bridesmaids. This will also help the sales people find dresses similar to what you’re looking for.

Make Sure You Have the Right Fit

After gathering some dress ideas, head to your local dress shop. Whenever possible, take a few of the bridesmaids with you. Ideally, you’ll want to take bridesmaids of various sizes. This will give you a feel of how the dresses will fit on different body shapes. You want to make sure you choose a dress that will fit well on all the girls. It’s important that they feel and look comfortable in them. You don’t want uncomfortably awkward bridesmaids on your big day.

Choosing a Color

Choose colors that coordinate with your wedding colors. Let your bridesmaids have a say in the type of dress that you select. Remember, they are the ones that will be wearing the dresses. Make sure it’s something you love as well. It’ll be hard to make everyone happy, but at the end of the day, it’s YOUR wedding.

However, when choosing a bridesmaid dress color (along with décor color), consider the seasonal color trends. If it’s spring, the colors are usually lighter and brighter colors. In the winter, they’re often darker or neutral colors. Even so, color trends change so make sure to look into it.


Once you’ve all chosen the perfect bridesmaid dress, there’s only one thing left to do; you must have the dresses altered by a professional seamstress. This can often be done where the dresses are purchased, but if not, make sure to find a seamstress. Yes, you want to be the main gal to shine, but you still need your bridesmaids to look fitted in their dresses. A bridesmaid in a baggy dress won’t just reflect on the bridesmaid, but on the wedding overall.

Weddings are supposed to be a fun event to plan; the one event you’ve waited for since girlhood. Make sure you don’t forget that! You don’t want to become overwhelmed or stressed out about choosing a dress. At the end of the day, what will really matter is the special joy you’ll feel inside the moment you say “I Do.”