Choosing the Right Bridesmaids’ Dresses for your Girl Squad

Wedding Advice

Your bridesmaids’ dresses are as important as your dream gown. With just some creativity and thoughtfulness, you can select dresses that are perfect for the girls so that you can all look radiant and beautiful on this joyous occasion.

1. Know your theme

Once you have selected a theme for your wedding, you can start picking out dresses that complement the theme.  For a garden wedding theme, dresses in a pastel shade will ensure that the ladies look as lovely as roses; after all, you don’t want any of your girls feeling like wallflowers. Instead of the usual suspects, you may want to consider dresses in shades such as mint green or robin’s egg blue which puts a refreshing spin on the pastel trend.

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2. Consider the nature of the event

You wouldn’t want to be caught outside in the 32 degree heat wearing a heavy wedding gown with an extensive train; neither would your girls. To stay easy, breezy and beautiful at an outdoor wedding, select dresses which are made of lightweight materials such as chiffon or lace. If it’s an indoor wedding, you can be more liberal with the selection of fabrics since the heat wouldn’t be a problem.

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3. Understand the personality of your bridesmaids

One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to your bridesmaids’ dresses. While it’s best to stick to complementary colours and fabrics, you can let your bridesmaids’ personalities shine through by letting them select the dress style that they want.  The bonus: they will be able to wear the dress for another occasion since it’s a style which they are comfortable with. 

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4. Budget

Having said all these, the most important consideration is the budget. Since it is customary for bridesmaids to pay for their own dresses, you need to set a budget which they are comfortable with. Rather than getting your bridesmaids’ dresses from bridal boutiques (which can be quite expensive), there's a wide range of ladies’ apparel stores from which you can purchase bridesmaids’ appropriate dresses from.

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So keep these tips in mind as you get ready for some retail therapy with your girlfriends. For Hitcheed's full list of bridesmaid dresses or bridal gown studios, check out Hitcheed's full list of bridal studios.

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