Shopping For Bridesmaid Dresses: 7 Simple Tips

Your bridesmaids are a perfect collection of your favorite friends and closest family members, right? Then why is selecting a look for all of them so intimidating for the bride? With a few simple tips, brides really can avoid the drama of telling a group of differently sized and shaped girls what to wear for your big day!


Tip 1: Be firm in selecting the color scheme for your wedding FIRST. Your color scheme needs to reflect YOUR taste and YOUR vision for the day! It will be visible in your flowers, linens, invitations, cake, etc., not just in the bridesmaid dresses. Do not obsess over the fact that cousin Michelle is a tomboy and won’t like pink!

Tip 2: If you have lots of bridesmaids, pre-select dresses (available in YOUR choice of color) with just one other person. Choose someone honest like your maid of honor or a close relative like your mother. Have maybe 3-5 dresses selected that are acceptable to you BEFORE bringing lots of bridesmaids to give their thoughts.

Tip 3: This tip is really a continuation of Tip 2! Your selected dresses should ideally be by the same designer and in the same fabric if you want a perfect match for everyone! Make a decision regarding matching styles AHEAD OF TIME. Are you comfortable with your girls wearing different dresses as long as they wear your selected color? Do you want them to match in color AND style? Be firm and stick with your decision!


Tip 4: It is perfectly acceptable to select a color scheme instead of a single color! Maybe you want all of your girls in the same cocktail dress, but in different citrus hues like yellow, orange, and hot pink!

Tip 5: When dealing with girls of different shapes and sizes, A-line dresses are your friend! This dress style is the easiest to wear because it flows away from the body in the hip area. This creates the illusion of a small waist, which makes everyone happy!


Tip 6: Have fun on your group shopping day!  Don’t put your girls in dresses that you wouldn’t wear. Remind your girls that dresses ALWAYS look better in the proper size with professional alterations. Schedule a fun activity after dress shopping like a girls’ lunch or pedicures!

Tip 7: Shop at a boutique (like Blush Bridal Boutique, of course) that will offer lots of personalized attention and help everyone to remain calm and find dresses they love.

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