Finding a dress that all your bridesmaids will love can seem like an impossible task.
It has to be a joint decision to make sure you’re choosing dresses that they’ll all be comfortable wearing.
Take a look at our top tips for bridesmaid dress shopping…
Choose your favourite dresses, then get their opinions
Go online and pick out your favourite dress options, then send them the links and see what they think.
This is a fairly easy option and gives you the chance to see how they feel about particular styles and colours.
If you integrate them into the dress buying process too soon, it could lead to tears and stress when people don’t get their way – which nobody needs!
TFNC has so many gorgeous options available – take a look HERE.
Make sure the outfits are flattering
There’s nothing worse than having to wear something that doesn’t suit you.
That’s why it’s so important to keep in mind the bridesmaid’s skin tone, hair colour and body shapes when choosing their dresses.
Shorter bridesmaids might not feel comfortable in maxi dresses, and taller brides may not want to show their legs off in shorter length dresses.
It’s a popular option at the moment to choose various styles or colours to suit every bridesmaid.
Don’t exceed your budget
In this day and age, there is no need to exceed your wedding budget on super expensive bridesmaid dresses.
You might be tempted by those glossy magazines trying to sell you designer options but it’s so easy to find similar styles at a fraction of the cost.
Take a look HERE to see some amazing bridesmaid dresses that are all LESS than £100!
Choose a style that can be worn again
Traditionally, the bride-to-be is expected to buy the bridesmaid dresses, but it’s not so much the case anymore.
Some bridesmaids are now being made to pay for their own outfits for the big day.
That’s why it’s so important to buy an outfit that they can wear again for a different occasion.
They could even wear separates, this way they can wear the top or skirt as part of another outfit.
Get the maid of honour’s help in the decision process
One of the maid of honour’s duties is to keep the rest of the bridesmaids organised and get everyone together for dress try-ons.
So it makes perfect sense that they would be heavily involved in the bridesmaid dress decision process.
The bridesmaids are more likely to tell the maid of honour if they aren’t so keen on a dress because they don’t want to hurt the bride-to-be’s feelings.
The maid of honour will be completely honest with you and be a huge help when choosing the best outfits for everyone.