If you are planning a Valentine’s Day wedding, You don’t want to ruin your wedding by creating dress stress for your bridesmaids.
So, Here are our dos and don’ts to ensure you pick tasteful and beautiful dresses for your bridesmaids.
Be a Good Friend
The quickest way to perturb your best friends is to invite them to be in your bridal party, then turn them into fashion victims. Don’t dress your friends in something hideous so you’ll look better in comparison, and try not to choose bridesmaid dresses that make your maids look heavy or sexless.
Find the Right Feel
Take your time and decide how you want the bridesmaid dresses to complement your wedding gown. Find a style that evokes the same feel as your dress but doesn’t look too similar — you don’t want your bridesmaids looking like the bride.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Search for a style that flatters the different sizes and shapes of your bridesmaids. A-line skirts and empire waists tend to look good on all body types. Go with formal choices. There is nothing that is quite as romantic as beautiful and elegant gowns.
Not only can you have your bridesmaids in formal gowns, but you can also complement them with tuxedos for the guys in colors or with ties that compliment the dresses.
Mix It Up Or
consider choosing a color or a fabric and then letting each bridesmaid picks a style that will suit her. You wouldn’t want to cram a tall, voluptuous bridesmaid into the exact same style as a petite, skinny girl (totally unfair to either).
Remember the romance. After all, Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days of the year. Go with dresses that are long and full for a romantic look. Also, make sure that the fabrics you choose are romantic, too. Some romantic fabric choices include lace and rich velvets.
Color Them Beautiful
Look for colors you like and think would look good on all of your friends (consider their complexions and hair colors). Brighter colors are generally more flattering, while pastel hues might look great on girls with fair complexions, but can be too distracting on friends with a darker complexion. Incorporate Valentine’s Day colors.
Some of the most common Valentine’s Day colors include red, pink and white. Consider dresses in various shades of reds, from bright cherry reds to deep burgundy. Various shades of pink are lovely as well. Although you probably won’t want to dress the bridesmaids all in white, adding some white touches to their dresses is a good idea.
Or, think outside the Valentine’s Day box. Sure, traditional colors for Valentine’s Day look great. However, you don’t have to be limited to these colors when choosing the bridesmaid’s dresses.
Consider going with something a bit more modern, such as dresses done in a formal black and white. You can add a hint of romance by adding touches of traditional colors or even bouquets with red roses for a beautiful look.
Make sure that you choose shades that are going to look great on everyone. Some shades of red can actually wash out faces and make skin complexion look bad. Ensure that the patterns look great on everyone too.
The best way to ensure that the bridesmaids’ dresses for your Valentine’s wedding will look great on everyone is to take a couple of the bridesmaids shopping with you.
Fill Their Closets
Be kind — don’t ask your friends to purchase a bridesmaid dress they absolutely wouldn’t be caught dead in ever again. Think about what your maids could do with the dresses after the wedding (sweater sets and skirts, little black dresses, and dark-colored slip dresses are all totally reusable).
Covering the Cost
Remember to think about everyone’s present financial situation.(the average price for bridesmaid dresses is $300.) If you fall in love with a dress that’s a bit over their budgets, consider covering the difference yourself.
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