How Do I Choose a Bridesmaid Dress?
Your big wedding day is approaching, and you’re filled with absolute love and bliss – until it comes time to pick out bridesmaid dresses. Don’t worry because you are not alone. Bridesmaid dress shopping is probably one of the most stressful components of a wedding, even more than finding your ceremony gown! You’re surrounded by the most important women in your life, and you want nothing but to please all of them. We get it, and luckily Knowles Hospitality has the perfect plan for you. Let us share our expert tips and tricks to making your way around bridesmaid dress shopping smoothly and successfully.
Come Prepared During Your Search
There’s nothing worse than showing up to your dress shopping appointment unprepared. It’s your wedding, and you’re the boss! Make sure you have your wedding gown and theme picked out already, so you have an idea of what to base the bridesmaid dresses off of. Get a good glimpse of a color you want for the bridesmaid dresses too; otherwise, it’s bound to be a free for all between your best lady friends. Leave the catfights and drama at home. It’s also not a bad idea to have a close long-time friend by your side as the mediator if a situation ever does happen to get out of hand. Moral of the story, come prepared for your bridesmaid dress shopping appointment and remember that you’re the boss – you make the final decisions!
Remember Your Budget When Searching for Bridesmaid Dresses
Cost. Pricing can be a little bit of a sensitive topic to talk about in some situations, and it can’t be avoided here. Let’s face it, dresses are expensive, especially dresses for weddings. Before even making an appointment with a bridal shop, discuss cost between the group. Of course, it isn’t going to be cheap, but there are less expensive options available. Do some research on local shops and get a feel for the styles and prices they offer. Don’t be afraid to make a few phone calls either. Be considerate of your friends and their price ranges. Pro tip: Pick the color you want your bridesmaids to wear and have them pick out the style. This allows them to decide their own price range!
Think About Mixing & Matching Bridesmaid Dress Styles
For a super fun way of spicing up your bridesmaid gowns, take a look into mismatched bridal dresses. It’s never a bad idea to go this route. Women have all different body types and some feel more comfortable in different styles than others. Have them decide on the dress of their choice with your guidelines in place. Set some rules: Strictly long dresses only, cannot be so similar to your wedding gown or your color of choice. This is an excellent way to please (almost) all of your besties for their bridesmaid dresses. The number one rule for mismatching bridesmaid gowns, keep it cohesive. There is nothing like your bridesmaids walking down the aisle in all totally different looks. Avoid this issue and always discuss it with your dress consultant for approval!
Begin the Quest for Your Bridesmaid Dresses
Sail through your wedding day smoothly without all of the dress drama and never-ending gossip. This day is all about you and make sure everyone knows it without becoming a bridezilla of course. No matter what, your bridesmaids have your back and will come to your rescue when you need it, especially during dress shopping. Bridesmaid dress shopping is just another step in the wedding sequence, but once it’s over with, you will see your hard work slowly come together. Honor the strong women in your life by picking out a beautiful dress for them to glow in and watch them strut down the aisle making way for the bride. Want more help with wedding planning? Contact Knowles Hospitality by dialing (973)-731-2360 and we will make your magical wedding a day that no one will forget.