Now that you've found your dream dress, it's time to start another gown shopping journey: the quest for the perfect bridesmaid dresses online. No matter your wedding style or the size of your bridal party, we've got everything you need to know to find the right dresses for your girls.
Have an idea of what you’re looking for. Don’t go into the shops looking like a lost sheep. Make sure you do a bit of research so that you have an idea of what kind of bridesmaid dresses you’re looking for. Either you’ll be able to spot something from a mile away, or you can let the shop assistant help you find something to match your specifications.
Advise your girls on underwear. You don’t want your girls turning up with over-the-top or impractical underwear on the day you’re trying to find dresses for the wedding. Get them to wear or bring along appropriate underwear, like strapless bras and shapewear. That way you’ll have a better idea of what it could look like on the day; no frills in sight!
Plan a date in advance. Don’t expect your bridesmaids to drop everything as soon as you mention the word ‘wedding’. Get a date in their diaries so you can make sure they’re not busy and going to cancel. It’s something you can all look forward to – make a whole day out of it with dinner and drinks in the evening!
Try on lots of options. Go bridesmaid dress shopping with an open mind, and get your girls to try on different gowns, in various colours and styles, to see which suit them best, and which you prefer best. What you had in mind at first for your bridesmaids might change once you see them in something equally as dazzling.
Think about hairstyles. It sounds silly, but the way hair is styled can totally change the look of the outfit. So bear this in mind when you’re looking at the dresses on your girls. Up, down, to the side, loose curls, straight – so many options to choose from, but so important to consider!