Happy Monday Beautiful Brides!
Did you see the movie 27 Dresses? How awful were some of those bridesmaids dresses! It’s crazy to think that back in the day, people really did have the mindset that the uglier the bridesmaids dresses were, the prettier it made the bride look. Ridiculous!
Lucky for your bridesmaids, we now take pride in every detail of our wedding including the bridesmaids attire
I think most bridesmaids that I’ve worked with are thrilled to keep their dresses and even plan on wearing them again….by choice! I attended a wedding on the weekend where the bridesmaids wore these great little cocktail gowns from BCBG and I thought they looked so great. And how easy is it to send your bridesmaids down to BCBG, regardless of whether they are local or not.
Sure, some of these gowns and dresses may be a little bit out of the price range that your maids are intending to spend. I always suggest that if you’re not purchasing the gowns for the girls, you discuss a budget that they feel jointly comfortable with. Should you decide on a dress that’s well outside of their price range, I think it’s definitely appropriate to re-visit your wedding budget to accommodate for the extra expense.
Having said that, lets look at some FABULOUS photo inspiration for the maids at your wedding!
Unless you’re working with a local stylist, Bridesmaids tend to get overwhelmed with too many options and believe it or not often don’t want to pick out their own dresses. So if you’re loving the idea of having each lady in a different dress, be sure to select a range of colours that work. Start by assigning a specific colour to each lady and then perhaps allow them to select the style that the feel is most flattering to their figure.
Or alternatively, you could select the same style for all of your maids and allow them to pick the colour that they feel is most flattering to their skin tone and hair colour (within your previously approved range of colours of course.)
Don’t forget though that ultimately this is your wedding! If you want all your ladies in the same dress and the same colour, go right ahead! Here are some gorgeous options. And consider adding some additional embellishment to the Maid of Honour as seen below.
The internet is an awesome resource for discovering what your options are and thankfully, most of them can be ordered online. But for some local inspiration, be sure to take a look at Frocks Bridesmaid Boutique. They are currently located in a pop-up location while the store’s main location is repaired from this summer’s floods. To book an appointment or check out some of their selection visit their website here: www.frocks.ca
Photo 1: http://www.onewed.com/wedding-hair-styles/gallery/wedding-hairstyles-we-love-and-think-you-will-too
Photo 2: http://www.bridetobe.com.au/
Photo 3: http://instagram.com/zorie_invitations
Photo 4: http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/search/9/?s=mindy%2520weiss
Photo 5: https://www.tumblr.com/register?redirect_to=%2Freblog%2F36969969433%2FIwL3QKUk
Photo 6: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/32/2c/06/322c06e3d61b0ef7dcb065680f2d8f7c.jpg
Photo 7: http://apositivelybeautifulblog.tumblr.com/