Wedding Planning – Helping the Bride and Groom Plan their Wedding Day – Bridal Party Attire Ideas
When choosing dresses for your bridal party, it is important that they choose something that they will not only be happy with in wearing and compliments their figure, but a dress that also compliments the color and style of dress that you are going to be wearing. The bridesmaids do not need to wear the same style of dress, but it is a good idea to have a dress that is a little bit simpler in design, but might be a shade lighter or darker in color from what the color of the dress is that you are wearing.
You may decide to keep the fabric and colors the same for each bridesmaid but let them choose the cut of the dress, one that will suit them better, as all of the bridesmaids may not have the same figure or some may me taller than others.
If you decide on having the dresses made from the same place as your bridal gown, then you will need to get the bridesmaids to go in for a fitting as soon as possible so that the dresses can be started.
They made need to go back for a couple of fittings once the dresses have been made, so let them know in advance and have them ring the shop to make an appointment for a time that is convenient to them. The bridesmaids usually pay for the dresses themselves, so if you know things might be a bit tight for them try and find a style of dress that is within the price range of everyone’s budget that way they will all be happy.
It is a good idea to give them dresses that they will be able to wear again, this way they are not having to pay for a dress that will be only worn once and then put in a cupboard to sit there for the next 10 years.
Now days there are a lot of bridesmaids dresses that can be used for evening dresses or cocktail dresses. If hiring the dresses then this will keep the costs down a bit as well, just make sure that you can get the number of dresses that you require in the same style and color.
At the end of the day you may decide to pay for the bridesmaids dresses yourself if your budget allows for it, or if you know that one of your bridesmaids would like to pay for hers and you know one of them can not really afford it then by all means you can help with the payments.