If you saw our last post you’ll know that we’re giving our personal and professional take on all things bridesmaids! In this post we’re going to be talking through some of the next steps.
The biggest piece of advice we can offer to any bride (without a planner) is to delegate. Utilise your bridesmaids, that’s one of the reasons you’ve got them! We know it’s hard to let go but trust us, it’ll be worth it in the end.
When you’re writing your “to do list” don’t forget to be specific! Make sure you tell your bridesmaids exactly what want, more details the better. This will benefit both parties and ultimately save any issues that may arise! We highly recommend delegating equally or at least, knowing who’s the best for what…use their skills to your advantage! One tip though, don’t overload them, you don’t want your bridesmaids to feel like it’s a chore being by your side!
Here’s the thing, it’s unlikely that all your bridesmaids will have the same taste when it comes to clothes (if they do, then you are one very very lucky bride) and with this in mind, here’s a couple of suggestions that will make choosing their outfits a little easier.
If you want your bridesmaids to be involved in the decision, make sure you bring them ALL along to the shop at the same time, no one likes playing catch up, plus, it will save any grumblings later down the line! We do have a slightly sneaky tip for any of you brides that may feel overwhelmed by the possibility of too many differing bridesmaids opinions, go to the shop alone (or with your someone not in the bridal party) first and choose your top 3 style of dresses making sure they….
- Fit in to your vision/theme
- Within your budget
- Be (moderately) comfortable…it’s a long day for them too remember
Once you’ve got a good idea of what you like, it’s time to bring in the rest of the team! We really suggest that you’re open to the suggestion of alterations, we’re not talking anything major but you want your bridesmaids to be happy at the end of the day so compromise can go a looooong way!! This brings us nicely to the question…should they all match? This really depends on what your wedding style is, for those rustic chic style weddings, miss match really works! If however, you’re going for a more traditional feel, we’d recommended either having all the dresses the same, or at least some kind of uniformity (think same dress but different colour or same colour different dress). We’ll touch on this a bit more in out next post so stay tuned!
Right, we don’t want to overload you so we’re going to stop there but we really hope this has been helpful. If you haven’t already, take a look our wedding planning page for all the various packages we offer. Also, if you’re looking for a really wide range of bridesmaids dresses check out Bride At Home.