As a bride you get to choose a few of your closest friends or family members to join your bridal party, and share a special part of your day with you. Part of the fun for both the bride and the bridesmaids, is choosing the bridesmaid dresses. How can you not have a blast while trying on dresses 3 sizes to small for you in some very unflattering colors! Traditionally all of the bridesmaids will wear the same dress in the same color, and wear matching accessories. More and More, we are seeing brides choose an alternate route. Brides are opting for the bridesmaids to either wear varying styles of dresses in the same color, or have them wear any style of dress in a range of similar hues. These options not only allow each bridesmaid to choose a style that best suits her body style, but it also shows a lot of personality and spunk. Throw some flashy and colorful heels into the mix for some extra flare.
It is never too early to start thinking details such as your bridal party’s attire. In most cases it takes up to 3 months if not longer, to get your dresses after they have been ordered. If your wedding falls in the prime wedding months such as April through June, or September through November, there may even be a bit of a delay because the manufacturers may get backed up. Think of colors, and styles that will compliment you and your dress, as well as your overall theme.
Chic One Shoulder dresses are in style right now, as well as gray, metallic, and purple tones.
Brides, if you are racking your brain on what to get your bridesmaids consider picking out matching necklaces or accessories for them to wear. If you do decide to buy jewelry for your bridesmaids, consider buying jewelry that will stand out from far away and in pictures.
Here are some of the popular designers for Bridesmaid dresses that you should be able to find in your local Wedding Dress Shops.
The Dessy Group (After Six, Alfred Sung, Lela Rose, & Cynthia Rowley)
For help finding local dress shops, check out our Directory!
Dear Bride to be,
We your bridesmaids, have a few things to say.
We are your best friends (except for the 2nd cousin that your Mom insisted on because you were a mercy bridesmaid in her wedding)
We adore you. We love you. We would do anything for you.EXCEPT wear that dress that you pointed out in the magazine last week.
We are so happy that you are getting married, and we love your Fiance (well all of us except you-know-who, but that’s a different story all together), but if we have to hear the proposal story ONE MORE TIME we will gag you with that Tiffany’s box you carry around in your purse to prove where that rock you wave around came from.
Helping you plan your wedding is our duty and responsibility and we will all pitch in and do all we can. BUT if you call at 3 am AGAIN to tell us about the epiphany you just had about floral arrangements, we will be forced to confiscate and destroy your iPhone with its “Bride to be” glitter cover.
When the big day comes, we will all stand by your side, hold up your dress when you pee, fetch you champagne in between picture sessions, apply your bandaids to the blisters that your gorgeous but one size too small shoes cause on your heels. We will dance with your new husbands weird cousins and put up with your drunk aunt and her stories about how she always knew you would marry so well…. but so help us if your creepy uncle tries to cop a feel, there will be a dance floor smack down.
Remember that being your bridesmaids is our honor BUT not our reason to live…and we will all get through this in one piece.
If you are here you must be getting married! (or your best friend/sister/roomate is!)
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