For some, bridesmaid dresses can make or break a wedding, which is exactly what happened when a bridesmaid sabotaged her friend’s wedding.

It might be your special day, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to dress your nearest and dearest in something they would be proud to wear. After all, they will be the ones arranging your hen party and ensuring that things are running smoothly on your wedding day.

Organizing a big event is stressful, and the days leading up to the wedding are notorious for causing tears and more than a few clashes. But it doesn’t have to be that way with the bridesmaid’s dresses.

Start With Your Friends

A great place to start is by asking your friends. What do they look for in a dress? What are the kinds of dresses that they would rather avoid?

Your idea of the perfect outfit might not be flattering or comfortable for everyone. People come in different shapes and sizes, so it makes sense to get their thoughts before dress shopping. You might even come across a few ideas that you never considered before.

This way, everyone will be happy, and you’ll be able to narrow down on a dress much more quickly.

Consider Your Wedding Dress Style

What type of wedding dress do you have, and how will the bridesmaid dresses complement it? If you have a lacey vintage wedding dress then your bridesmaid’s dresses should be simple and drape softly.

On the other hand, an extravagant wedding dress will call for a more formal bridesmaid dress – think luxury fabrics like satin and silk in rich colors that will compliment your dress and the overall tone of your wedding.

Color and Theme

If you haven’t done so already, then now is the time to gather your ideas together in a mood board. Search and save pictures that you come across on Pinterest and eventually, you’ll notice a common pattern that you can use to develop into a theme.

Are you having a classic wedding in the fall? Then take inspiration from the foliage of that season with bridesmaid dresses in maroon or terracotta. Having a rustic wedding with plenty of greenery? Then sage green bridesmaid dresses will look gorgeous.

Mix Things Up

Can’t agree on a style? Then maybe mix things up with a few different looks, but just make sure you keep them all in the same fabric and color to keep things cohesive. If this is too much, then you could always limit it to two dress styles for a more uniform look.

Shopping for Bridesmaid Dresses

Why not get the girls together and make a day trip of it? Shopping for bridesmaid dresses doesn’t have to be done on your own. This way, everyone will have some input and a chance to try on different dresses. You’ll have some fun along the way and one less item to tick off from your wedding checklist.

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