How to Choose Best Bridesmaid Dresses

After you’ve gone through the stress of finding your perfect wedding dress,  bridesmaids’ dresses are the next item to consider. Selecting a group of ladies to be your bridesmaids is a different thing from choosing the kind of dress they will wear on the D-day. Selecting dresses for your bridesmaids is not as easy as it sounds, it can become overwhelming and if care is not taken become a total disaster on that day. You don’t want a situation where you are looking good on your special day and ladies you chose to be your bridesmaids are looking horrendous. Here are some tips that will help you dress selection for your bridesmaids an easy task:

Begin by Browsing: A little research never killed nobody. In fact, a little knowledge of what bridesmaid dresses should look like and the current styles will help your selection process a total breeze. You can check magazines for the latest style of bridesmaid dresses. If you find the ones you love, share them with your friends to get their input. Or better still, you can browse through categories to find the perfect bridesmaid dress.

Keep Costs in Mind: Usually bridesmaids are responsible for paying for their own dress. This means you should be considerate when choosing a style of dress for your bridesmaids. You should take their various lifestyles into cognizance, and not to select something that is outrageously expensive. One good budget-conscious option is to search for dresses that are in an affordable range or choose the color you like and allow them choose their own style of dress.

Wedding Theme: When selecting outfits for your wedding you have to keep the wedding theme in mind. Your wedding theme can be classic romance, vintage glam, rustic chic, Christmas styled, etc. whatever the theme may be, it is important that your bridesmaids dresses go along with the wedding style. Even if you want to go with a mismatched bridesmaid dress trend where each woman has an own unique dress, do it in such a way that all the dresses fit a cohesive look. This is so it will be possible to distinguish who is part of the bridal party and who is not.

Weather and Comfort: When choosing wedding outfits, the weather and setting is something that should fall into consideration. Will your wedding be held indoor or outdoor? Will it be in spring or winter? Such questions will help you determine the appropriate style for your bridesmaids’ dress. The key point here is not just about looking great, but also for them to be comfortable in whatever they are wearing. You wouldn’t want your bridesmaids to be on a long-sleeved floor-length dress in the middle of the afternoon of an outdoor summer wedding.

Find the Right Fit: A particular dress cannot fit all your bridesmaids. This means that not all your bridesmaids will look good in a particular dress. A bridesmaid’s worst nightmare is when she is forced to wear an unflattering dress. So, when shopping for your bridesmaid’s dresses, take into consideration their different body types and what will look good on them. Give them options that will fit their figures. If a friend wants to buy a small size, advise her to get a bigger size, because it will be easier to alter a bigger dress. And if the dress ends up being too small, she’ll likely have to order a new one and you’d hate for that to happen.

Colours and Complexions: When picking the colours of your bridesmaids’ dresses you should make sure it goes along with the colour schemes of the venue and the season. For instance, you will want to rule out yellow if your wedding will be held at a rustic vineyard with burgundy décor. Colours like marsala and emerald which are rich colours are perfect in the fall and winter season. While lighter shades (mint and lavender) go well in spring or summer. If you don’t know what hue to settle for, you can go for a general colour like green, and allow your bridesmaids choose either a dark or lighter shade.

Also, when choosing colours, keep your bridesmaids complexions in mind. Fair-skinned girls will look good in jewel tones (amethyst, emerald and sapphire), while brighter, bolder hues like cobalt, blue and hot pink complement darker skin.



Couples generally look for ways to tell their story and personalise their ceremonies, adding meaning and character to the day. Below are five ways you might want to consider when adding unique elements to your day.

The Wine Box
Before your big day, gather a wooden box, a bottle of wine (or the alcohol of your choice), and two glasses. Write love notes to each other, explaining your feelings as you prepare to start your new life together. Seal your letter without letting your betrothed read what you’ve written.

Then, during the ceremony, place the love notes inside the wooden box with the wine and glasses. Take turns hammering the box shut, one nail at a time, until the box is sealed.

Agree to keep the box sealed until a special anniversary, or at least until you hit a rough patch … then, break open the box, pour the wine, read the letters, and remember what it’s all about!

Ring Warming
This is simply an opportunity for your guests to offer their love and well wishes to your marriage. Very early in the proceedings, the rings will be passed around and each guest will hold the rings and offer their silent wishes. In essence, the rings are warmed by the loving energy and support of your family and friends that you then wear for a lifetime.

Tying the Knot
If you’re a keen boatie, or love to spend time on the water, this nautical symbolism is a great way to represent what you know and love. The knot is called the “true lovers’ knot” which is the strongest there is; it will not break, and will only become stronger when under pressure. The rope itself will likely break before the knot comes undone.
Your celebrant should present the rope during the ceremony, before the vows are said, and the couple would tie their nautical knot together.

The finished knot symbolises your future, and how your love and marriage will continue to be strong despite any trials life may throw your way. This knot could be framed and placed on the wall at home as a reminder of the strength of your love and commitment in marriage.
If you often set aside time at the end of your day to enjoy a cold beer, then it might be appropriate then to clink bottles at the end of the ceremony and share your first beersies together.
Similarly, you might be wine connoisseurs, in which case you might like to open a bottle of your favorite wine to toast each other with.
If you’re a couple known for your celebrations, perhaps you’ll want shake up a magnum of champagne at the end of the ceremony and pop it in celebration.
Another idea is to include the whole audience in offering a toast. You would toast each other has husband and wife, the audience would turn to the person next to them clink glasses and say cheers and then all raise their glasses in a toast to the happy couple.
Candle Lighting
There are many ways you can shine the light of love on your ceremony.
It might be appropriate to recognise loved ones who couldn’t be there, lighting a candle of remembrance acknowledging those who are dearly missed but not forgotten on your day of celebration. I utilise an enclosed lantern for this purpose, so that the candle can be lit outside or inside.
Candles can also be used to represent the unity that marriage brings, and are a great way of incorporating family into ceremony and honouring them. Mums could come forward and light taper candles, one representing each family. Then the couple would take each lit candle and together light the Unity candle, symbolising their love and commitment to walk together on the same path in marriage; two families and two separate earlier paths becoming one.
There are some wonderful ways you can create and craft your ceremony with meaning. Look for ways that reflect your relationship and who you are as a couple in your ceremony.



Soft flesh coloured tulle, giving the impression of nudity, on its own or as a foundation for layers of pretty lace and organza built to produce a 3D-effect on shoulders, necklines and skirts, are among the key elements for contemporary bridal gowns, says Pongees, the silk specialists.

“There is a strong sculptural look coming through which is changing the silhouette of the body,” explains Alex, Managing Director.
Key fabrics in this group are ghazar, organza and organza satin, large-scale guipure lace, duchess satin and crisp taffeta, stretch tulle.
Meanwhile, bridesmaids and MOBs will have their choice of tropical colours that take inspiration from far flung exotic lands – warm rust, ochre, burnt orange, henna and spice, as well as hot pink, azure blue and sunshine yellow, will feature.
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“Prints are going to be more important than ever and to that end we have pulled together a wide range of plain silks that are prepared for digital printing,” adds Alex.
Green is being tipped as a top colour for spring 2018 with the softest tones of lichen, moss and olive, plus acidic Chartreuse and lime, bold cactus and kiwi, dreamy fern, lincoln, military khaki, kelp, meadow, deep forest and evergreen.
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