There’s a great new trend in weddings: let bridesmaids choose their own dresses, but all in the same colour.
I love this trend – everyone looks more comfortable in a style that suits them (and therefore looks better in photos), and the thrifty-miss / anti-consumer in me rejoices that the dresses will be worn again after the wedding.
There are three things to keep in mind if you decide to go this route:
1) Tie the look together with a matching accessory
I had a wedding a few summer ago where all the bridesmaids wore floral garlands. they caused quite the stir, walking through the streets of Old Montreal hand-in-hand, looking like goddesses!
The girls LOVED the headpieces (what little girl doesn’t dream of wearing a flower crown?) – and it was a look that seriously rocked.
2) Use matching bouquets
The easiest way to tie mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses together is with pretty bouquets in a colour that matches the dresses. It always looks lovely in photos.
3) Attempt to make the dresses all the same length
If you can, designate a hem length – mid-calf, mini (if all your friends are those pencil-thin 22-year-olds), full length, etc. Otherwise, you might end up with five long dresses and one mini-skirt.
If that doesn’t happen, it’s not the end of the world – just remind your photographer to place people so that the hemlines look good all together, as in the photo below:
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