When it comes to choosing bridesmaids' dresses you have as many options as with your own dress, but all your girls' styles to fit instead of just one. Here are some tips when you're dress shopping in Milton, Ontario to find the perfect bridesmaid dress.
01. Complementing, not Competing
Of course you don't want your bridesmaids' dresses to be competing with yours, you want them to complement the way you look on your special day. Try to find a style that is similar to your gown, without looking too much the same. For example, if you have beading, or floral accents on your gown, try to find a dress for your bridesmaids that incorporates those accents but in a different way.
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02. One Size Does Not Fit All
When choosing your own gown, you choose the silhouette that looks best for your body type, but your bridesmaids are probably very different shapes and sizes. An A-line silhouette or empire waist is flattering on almost all body types. Keep this in mind when you're looking through your options.
03. Ask Them
Take your bridesmaids opinions into account when you're making your choice. If you don't want to bring them all with you on your shopping trips, then make sure to ask them what they would hope for in a dress beforehand. They'll understand that they won't get exactly what they would choose, but just telling them that their opinion matters will make a world of difference.
As a general guideline, a bridesmaid dress will typically cost $100-$300, but with all of the dress shops around Milton and Halton region, you can find dresses from the low end to well above the high end of that scale. If you find the perfect dress that happens to be on the high end, or above what you think their budget is, consider covering the difference if it's worth it to you.
05. Delegate, Delegate, Delegate!
You have enough on your plate with wedding planning already. You can't do it all on your own. Your maid of honour should be someone you trust, so let them take on a lot of the responsibility when it comes to organizing buying the gowns.
- "Bridesmaid Dresses: 12 Tips for Choosing the Right Look." TheKnot.com