When it comes to who is wearing what in the wedding party, you would think that the bride would have the most trouble picking out her wedding gown…not the case in my situation. I found my dress pretty much right away and for a steal of $99 (Thank you sample sale)! The real challenge has been figuring out what our bridal party will be wearing; more specifically what my bridesmaids will be wearing.
When it came to choosing what I wanted for bridesmaids dresses, I knew right away that I wanted each dress to reflect the uniqueness of each woman who was in it. Not only do I want my closest friends to feel beautiful throughout the day, I also want them to be comfortable (not to mention to be able to reuse the dress again). I have four bridesmaids and each one is beautiful in her own way, which is just too much for one dress to handle. This is why I love that mismatch bridesmaid’s dresses are a growing trend. Letting each bridesmaid pick a dress that best fits her body and makes her feel good is the best bridesmaid gift I could give (don’t worry, I’ll still be giving them a thank you gift on the day of as well). Being a past victim of having to wear one of seven cloned dresses in a wedding (and never wearing it again) is what probably gave me this current disposition on bridesmaids dresses, and I am thankful for it. I encourage brides to be bold, get creative and boycott the cookie-cutter bridesmaid dress… or at least think about it.
To help inspire you, here are some great examples of what other brides have done:
Image from MollySims.com
Above images from Green Wedding Shoes
Image from Zenadia Design
Thanks for reading and as always, leave comments, links or suggestions below to help inspire other brides (including me!).