Since everyone has their own personal style, it can sometimes be difficult to find a gown that everyone in the group is happy with. The following tips from Angelus Bridal & Formals will help to make the process a little easier for all of you.
The Bride Picks First
It's always best for the bride to have her wedding gown picked out first. That way you can look for styles that complement it for the bridesmaids to wear. After that, we suggest that you, along with your maid of honor, do some preliminary searching for the bridesmaid dresses. If you have a very small bridal party this may not be necessary, but for larger ones, this can eliminate a lot of varying opinions and possible arguments.
It is easier for a bride to convey the look she is going for to just one bridesmaid rather than an entire group of them. Keep the price that your bridesmaids can afford in mind when you start making selections. You can narrow down the choices to 3 or 4 dresses for the group to pick from. This allows you to let your friends pick their favorite, but from a group of gowns that you have already pre-approved.
Trust Your Bridesmaids
Once you bring the whole bridal party together to make final decisions, trust them to have your best interests at heart. These are women that you feel close to if you have asked them to be a part of your special day, so they should be people that you trust to make a good decision. After all, even though it is your wedding, they are the ones that have to wear the dress.
You want them to look and feel comfortable on your wedding day. If there is a tie for the winning gown, you can be the tiebreaker. Instead of everyone wearing matching dresses, another option is to give your bridesmaids a few choices of gowns that work well together and let each woman pick a different one.
Start Shopping Early
It's never too early to begin the bridesmaid gown search. Start out by flipping through wedding magazines together or sharing your favorite looks with each other online. This is a great way to get everyone excited, plus a wonderful way to figure out the styles that are most popular with your group.
The bridesmaid dresses will need to be ordered at least 6 months before the wedding date. This will allow enough time for the orders to come in and any necessary alterations to be scheduled and completed.
Angelus Bridal & Formals has a rainbow of colors and a wide range of different styles for you to choose from, and don't forget about our "Love At First Sight" promotion. When you, the bride, fall in love with your wedding dress and purchase it on your first visit to our South Florida bridal salon, your bridesmaids will automatically be eligible for $30 off of their bridesmaid dress purchase for your wedding. (If the gown they choose is priced under $159.95, they will receive a 10% discount instead.) Once everything is said and done, we will have you and your wedding party looking like the best dressed bridal party ever!
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