Thursday, 8 November 2012

Tips for Buying Bridesmaid Dresses

Start Early
Different manufacturers have different lead times. You will also want to leave enough time for alterations – usually at least 1 month before the wedding if not sooner.

Make a Shopping Date and Appointment
Appointments are often necessary in bridal shops and department stores– even for bridesmaid dresses. You will want to call ahead to find out if an appointment is needed so you don't add to your stress level when you arrive only to find out they can't see you with out one.

Get Measured
The first thing you want to do is to have all of the bridesmaids professionally measured for their bridesmaid dresses. You can often do this at your first bridal shop or department store. This way you can cross reference them with the size chart for the manufacturer you have selected in order to ensure you order the size that is closest to their figure. When choosing a dress, it is the bride's privilege to select the color and type of fabric of the bridesmaids' dresses. It should complement the bride's gown, but it should also be comfortable and attractive for the attendants. Consideration should be given to the bridesmaids' styles, color preferences, their figure types as well as their budgets.

Accessories, such as shoes, gloves, shawls, purses and hair combs should also be decided upon once the bridesmaid dresses have been selected. Leave plenty of time for shoes to be dyed and picked up. Also consider what color hosiery you want everyone to wear, as well as bras and slips if applicable.

When to the bouquets, you should match with your bridesmaid dresses, the wedding decor and bride bouquet, also the season. Amaryllis, Casablanca Lily, Freesia, Gerber Daisy, Heather, Holly, Narcissus, Poinsettia, Rose, Stephanotis are perfect for Winter.

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