It’s easy to get so caught up in finding your perfect wedding dress that you forget to find the proper time to get the right dresses for your girls. While not as big of a decision as your own dress, finding the right bridesmaid dresses is important—they’ll stand by your side for the entire day, be in most of your pictures, and set a nice color tone and backdrop for your wedding. Worried about making this decision? Don’t worry! We’ve compiled some of our best tips for coming prepared so that you can find the perfect dresses.
Come With A Few Ideas…
Like your wedding dress, you’ve probably started looking at some inspiration for your bridesmaid dresses. If you haven’t, we recommend looking on Pinterest or in a few magazines so you have a few ideas of bridesmaids dresses you think would be great for your wedding. Having a few inspiration photos also helps your stylist pull dresses she thinks fit the vibe you’re looking for, and makes your appointment run a lot smoother.
...But Stay Open-Minded
While we absolutely think you should come in with a general idea of what you want your friends to wear, we also recommend staying open to other ideas. You might come in thinking neutrals are the perfect look, and leave in love with a deep emerald green! Sometimes, seeing a dress in person can really make you fall in love with a color or style. Not to mention, your maid of honor might have a suggestion you haven’t considered!
Come With A Budget
While you may be uncomfortable asking your best friends about budget for bridesmaid dresses, it’s important to have a chat with them so you come into the appointment knowing how much you can spend. This not only prevents any awkward situations once you’ve chosen a dress, but also makes it easier for your stylist to pull dresses. Plus, you get complete peace of mind that everyone will be happy with the final price!
Stay True To Yourself
Most brides bring at least one bridesmaid to the appointment so that they know everyone is happy with the choice, but keep in mind that depending on the size of your bridal party, it’s going to be nearly impossible for all of your friends to be completely happy with the dresses. While it’s important to hear their input about the dresses, remember that at the end of the day it’s your wedding, so choose something that you love.