I think it’s safe to say that every bride wants to look and feel at her absolute best on her wedding day. And if you’re planning on having bridesmaids, then it’s only natural to want the same for them. There are so many beautiful options for wedding and bridesmaid dresses that it can be a little overwhelming at first. And whilst we know we want to look our best, we also need to remember that we’re going to be wearing those outfits all day and well into the night too. So we need dresses that look stunning and feel comfortable to wear too. Sounds impossible, doesn’t it?! But it really isn’t!
Choosing the perfect dresses
Whether it’s your wedding dress, dresses for the bridesmaids, or you’re even trying to find a prom dress to suit you, the perfect dress is out there. The trick is, knowing how to find it!
Work with what you have
First of all, it’s a good idea to look at the person you’re choosing a dress for and work with what they have. Not every dress will suit every person, so you might even want to consider getting different dresses for each bridesmaid. You could opt for one colour but have each dress styled slightly differently to suit each individual. Or, you could choose a completely different colour for each bridesmaid. There’s no law to say that your bridesmaids all have to wear the same colour dresses. Look at each person’s hair colour and skin tone, and try a few different coloured fabrics to see what works best for each of them.
Know and stick to your budget
When it comes to planning your wedding, knowing (and sticking to) your budget is key. There’s no point pining over expensive dresses if your budget doesn’t stretch to them. One thing you can do though, is to save money in other areas of your wedding so that you can allocate extra money for the dresses. Things such as using a Wedding Photo Swap app where guests can pool their photos of your special day can save you a lot of money. You could also think about creating your own wedding stationery and wedding favours in order to cut back and allow more spare cash to be used for those all important dresses.
Decide what’s the most important thing for you and make that the main focus of your budget, there are plenty of ways to save money in other areas of your wedding planning so that you can look and feel like a million dollars on your big day. You want to look back on your wedding photos and be filled with happy, nostalgic memories, so it’s important that you feel good about how you look.
Getting married can be incredibly stressful, and finding the perfect dresses can be incredibly overwhelming. But just by working with what you have and going with what works for you, you will soon be on your way to finding the perfect wedding outfits for your special day.
*This is a collaborative post.