Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing a Bridesmaid Dress

Bridesmaid Dress

It can be a tough decision when it comes to selecting the right dress but you can have a lot of fun while doing it. Even though everyone will have their own opinions, you will have the final say since it is your big day. Don’t worry about disappointing your besties because they will be understanding if you want to go with whatever you have planned for you and them. We have come up with some tips that will help as you are deciding on bridesmaid dresses for your girls.

Style of the dresses

Style of the dresses
Even though the spotlight is going to be on you, you still want to make sure that the dresses coordinate with your final look. For example, if your dress is going to be embellished with lots of detailing like lace and beading, then you should think about keeping the bridesmaid dresses more towards the simple side.

You can choose to wear similar necklines with your bridesmaids, or you can coordinate with that too. Either you can all have high or strapless necklines, or you can have a strapless neckline while your bridesmaids can have high necklines. You can print pictures of different dresses and discuss what you and your girls like best.

Colours and skin tones

Just as you would be careful while choosing colours according to your skin tone, make sure you are considerate of everyone else’s. So colours like blush and champagne don’t suit everyone either and be understanding of how everyone would feel in the dresses.

Hair colour is also something you should consider because if one of your bridesmaids has bright coloured it might clash with the dress you chose.

If choosing one dress is difficult for you because it doesn’t look good on everyone then just get mismatched dresses of the same colour, so everyone is happy and well coordinated at the same time.


Sometimes you get too caught up in the wedding planning and you actually don’t take the weather into consideration. This is very important if you want to prevent your besties from freezing to death or having a heatstroke.

This does not mean you have to make them wear long dresses in the winter and short ones during summer, but if you want to go short in the winter you can give them shawls or warm coats so they can stay warm.


Just like you have a budget for your wedding, you bridesmaids will have budgets for themselves too. Even though they might not directly say if the dress is out of limits because they would not want to ruin your big day in any way, it is your responsibility to be considerate of these sort of things. Don’t forget that they have to invest in not just the dress but also the hair and make up, shoes and also the necessary alterations. So make sure you find bridesmaid dresses that are affordable for everyone.