Are you from the brides that want to have your girlfriends as bridesmaids on your wedding?
Your wedding will be a civil one and you are asked to choose chic and matched dresses for your bridesmaids? At any case you will have to choose the dresses at least 2 months prior to your big day.
Bridesmaids dresses are usually ordered in the bridal gown firm, which has taken over your bridal dress.
There are brides who have assigned the sewing of their bridesmaids dresses or even their bridal dress to a professional motif. Otherwise you can go to shops with evening and cocktail dresses or a boutique. There you will find dresses suitable for the occasion.
About the Roman era, the bridesmaids wore exactly the same dress with the bride so as to create an “army of distractions” in the case that bad spirits were trying hinder the couples happiness. Later in the Victorian era, the custom began to ‘relax’ when the prejudices and the general view of threat started to eclipsed and the bridesmaids began to differ slightly from the look chosen by the bride.
Nowadays we can see mix and match combinations, special details to adorn each dress or even different shades of cloths.
In any case is the overall picture of the bridal party to look great.
Below you will find some tips to help you choosing the bridesmaids dresses:
A general rule for selecting the dresses of ladybirds is that they should match the wedding dress and by extension with the style, decoration and color that will dominate your wedding.
Significant importance holds the length of the dresses.
For formal or semi-formal weddings, the dresses should be long or be some elegant cocktail dresses. For an unofficial morning or afternoon wedding, the dresses can have any length you decide on.
Generally if the wedding dress is a long one, the bridesmaids dresses should not be short.
The bridesmaids should also wear the same shoes or at least the same heel height and like the bride they should have them with them on their rehearsal.
If your dress is white, ivory or cream as usual you can choose for your bridesmaids, dresses with colors. In order to avoid the confusing within the wide range of colors think about the colors of their skin and hair. Bright colors fit all women.
A very good dress option is the choice of dresses in the same color and design.
In that case you have t consider the body style of your girlfriends. Remember that a simple and elegant design always highlights all the silhouettes.
You may want to let your bridesmaids choose their own dresses.
Several brides choose to wear the bridesmaids the same color and similar style, even if the patterns are completely different. Others choose the same pattern for all and give the bridesmaids the initiative to choose the color they want to wear.
Often there is the first bridesmaid which called maid of honor and stands out of the rest because she wears a different toilet color or has something distinct from the others for example her hair is trimmed or even her bouquet is bigger.
Additionally, she walks first in the aisle and behind her follows the other bridesmaids.
About the colors, dresses in dark shades, such as navy, green, black can be worn by them at other events. On the other hand, if your wedding will perform in spring or summer you can play with floral motifs which will give a carefree and pleasant note to your wedding.
Finally, whatever you choose for your bridesmaids that special day of your life remember to be polite and don’t let your girlfriends buy their dresses. Besides it is your own desire to share with them your big walk to aisle!!