Merry Marry ‘Maids

Surrounding yourself with beauty is the name of the game when creating your wedding’s look. Not the least of these decisions is what your gorgeous bridesmaids will be wearing while they stand next to you during one of the most monumental moments in your life. When looking for the right dress to frame you in your photographs, try some of these approaches.

Does your wedding have a clear style? If so, let the bridesmaids’ dresses also reflect that style for a sense of continuity.

Jessica D'Onofrio Photography
Jessica D’Onofrio Photography

Do current bridal fashion trends make the most of your bridesmaids’ figures, or will they only work on one or two of them? If you’d like all of them to wear matching dresses, it’s a very good idea to pick a universally flattering cut, like A-line.

Absolute Photography
Absolute Photography

If you have a group of ‘maids that have very different body types, a thoughtful option is to pick a color and let them select their own dress. If you give them a list of criteria and a specific color (distributing a fabric swatch to each of them is the best bet in this case), each person can find something comfortable for them in price and fit, and you can rest assured they’ll not be blaming you if they can’t wear it again!

A Studio Productions Photography
A Studio Productions Photography

Another thing to consider is a mix-and-match of prints and solids – or even all prints – to further allow for individualization and visual interest.

The Minnericks Photography
The Minnericks Photography

Don’t discount the value or impact of accessories! A dress that’s simpler can easily be supplemented by some statement jewelry, fun shoes, or other more quirky elements (like gloves, hats and fascinators, or even floral alternatives like umbrellas or purses!).

James Edwards Photography
James Edwards Photography

It’s important to remember when you’re making your decision that you are unlikely to please everyone, and that it’s not a reflection on your taste or how much your bridesmaids adore you. Make your choices based on your vision and the lovely ladies you’ve chosen to accompany you throughout your day will be able to see “you” in each element. They love you, and they’ll love standing for and with you on such an important day!

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