Planning a wedding is far from straightforward, but choosing the perfect bridesmaids' dresses might just be your biggest challenge. No matter how many girls make up your bridal party, there are some things you can do to make the process that little bit easier. We've put together some of our top tips to help you out with that all important decision.
Determine the size of your group
Your first call is to decide on how many people will make up your bridal party on the big day. Whether you go for three or nine bridesmaids, your number will influence so many details of the big day. You will need to think about your budget and venue, but it's also going to be tough to leave out some of your closest friends. You've got a big decision to make.
Speak to your loved ones
Before making any big decision, you should turn to your family for advice. Your parents have been with you every step of the way and will give you a good idea of how to put together your bridal party. Chatting through your decision and asking for advice is an excellent way of organizing your thoughts and will give you peace of mind. When you're thinking of bridesmaids, don't forget just how important flower girls are to the big day.
Don't forget your oldest friends
As time passes, it can be easy to overlook friendships that are no longer as strong as they once were. Given the demands on your time and the pace of life today, it's not surprising that you can't keep in touch with everyone as much as you like. When you're planning your bridal party, make sure you think about the girls you've been friends with since kindergarten. Regardless of how often you speak, it's the oldest friendships that are often the most special.
Decide on your maid of honor
Choosing your maid of honor is a big deal. They will be responsible for your bachelorette party and organizing your bridesmaids on the day. Picking the right person is super important from a practical perspective, but also a personal one. Your maid of honor should be your best friend and your closest confidant. Be sure to think carefully about your choice.
Give out roles
Giving out roles to your bridal party is a big part of the wedding planning process. As soon as you have settled on your maid of honor, you're ready to allocate roles to the rest of your bridal party. You can ask for help with the general planning of your wedding, or they might just be by your side to offer advice. Whatever roles you decide upon, there are lots of ways for your bridesmaids to contribute to your dream day.
Our gorgeous Bridesmaid Dress Collection will help your bridal party look stunning on your big day. With intricate detailing, bold colors, and beautiful designs to choose from, there's truly something for every taste.