The Bridesmaid Dresses
I chose to have 7 bridesmaids which at first I thought was a fantastic idea until it come around to the dress part, all of my adult bridesmaids are different shapes and sizes and all wanted to achieve a different look.
I wanted the girls to choose their own dress which they would be comfortable with and the girls all decided to buy their own dresses. I was really happy about this plan and it meant that the girls all had different dresses but in the same colours.
The colour scheme was Navy and Peach which gave the girls the option of either colour however they all chose Navy.
The girls got their dresses from ASOS / Missguided and BHS. ASOS at the time had a Wedding Edit and had lots of dresses in the same colour in different styles which was perfect. Not to mention a LOT cheaper than getting them made to measure.
Luckily navy was a very popular colour last year and the likes of BHS and Missguided all had dresses in that colour.
My only worry was that colours tend to differ from shop to shop, however they were all almost identical in colour!
Tips for letting the bridesmaids pick their dresses
- Facebook Page- The first thing I did was to set up a Facebook group with all of the girls that I could post ideas and messages whilst communicating to all of the girls at once. It worked really well and we also had a group chat (nightmare when at work!)
- Make the decision on colour, length and style – Ultimately it is still your decision about the look and feel of the dresses, if you are anything like me you will have a picture of how you want the day to be and only you know if their dresses will fit the bill.
- Discuss details – Talk to your bridesmaids about the details such as sleeve length, overall style, sparkle, no sparkle. If you prefer the girls to choose something simple, tell them. It took me a while to make these decisions and my girls got a bit confused and unsure until I set up the rules.
- Top 3 – Once the girls have looked, ask them to send you a link to their favourite three dresses. You then pick the one that you like the most. OR you choose a selection of dresses and then get them to pick which one they want.
- Dress rehearsal – The best way to ensure that the dresses all look good together is to get the girls together and have a dress reveal. This way if one really doesn’t go you can change it before the big day.
If you want to know anything more about the navy blue bridesmaid dresses or for more tips on how to get bridesmaid dresses that they all agree on please Tweet me @LifeofaHeron
Lots of Love
– Mrs H