Spring has gone and summer is finally here, and you know what that means – it’s wedding season. For those of you getting married this year, the date is approaching fast and you’re probably starting to get a bit anxious now. There are a lot of things to plan and take care of, and one of the most important is the bridesmaids’ dresses. They will be right up there at the altar with you and you need to make them look as good as possible. But don’t fret! We’ve got 5 amazing ideas for your bridesmaids’ dresses which you can downright steal.
#1. Red, white, and small
We’ll start off with an immensely cute idea. Let’s say one of your bridesmaids is a little girl- your junior bridesmaid. Maybe your sister, your cousin or your daughter. How do you dress her? The ideal way to handle this situation is by creating a replica of the old bridesmaids’ dress, tailored for her.
This basically means to use the same dress pattern, but sweeter and more childish. You can add a tutu to her dress, some extra lace, glitter, or tie ribbons around her waist. The idea is for her to wear the same dress as the other bridesmaids, but fit for a child.
Another cute thing you can do is to allow her to wear jewelry – they are classy and will definitely make her feel like a princess. Have her choose between a few bracelets made completely out of pearls and you will make her day. And yours!
#2. Sweet Hawaiian
Here is a gorgeous example of a bridesmaid dress in case you’re having your wedding on a beach, sea-themed or simply want to add a touch of color and exoticism to your special day. This particular bridesmaid dress is a beautiful light turquoise, knee-short, and with a sweetheart neckline.
One great thing about this bridesmaid dress is that it will make you, the bride, shine. Just imagine standing among your bridesmaids in your pristine white wedding dress. All eyes will be on you, as they should be. A word of caution, though, you’ll have to be very picky when choosing a pair of shoes to go along with this type of dress. That’s because the bold colors and exotic tailoring won’t allow for show-stopping pieces.
A fantastic addition to this breezy dress is the bouquets. The fuchsia flowers really strike a pose against the turquoise of the dresses. They create a beautiful, exotic effect.
#3. Bohemian baby
Your wedding is off the grid and you love it. You’re a free spirit, you don’t believe in conventions and traditionalism is irrelevant to you. Fantastic. Then, our best guess is that your wedding is going to be the bohemian event of the year. But what do you dress your bridesmaids in?
How about these lovely powdery pink flowy dresses? Their front side is embellished, one with rhinestones and the other one with embroideries, but, of course, you can choose absolutely anything you want. The girls also have lovely natural pink roses in their hair, which they had tied in a messy bun, a boho style staple.
The bouquet is made entirely of flowers of the field and the fact that there is a small difference between the wedding bouquet and the bridesmaids’ ones is just lovely.
#4. Classy in maxi
This one of a kind bridesmaid dress is meant for a very special wedding. The amazing forest green and the back slit reminds the viewer of Keira Knightley’s dress in Atonement. It also features beautifully tailored butterfly sleeves and an embroidered waistband.
The wonderful thing about this dress is that, although it looks pretentious, it’s actually very simple, both in design and color. This means it will be very easy to style and incorporate in the entire wedding ensemble. However, make sure the decorations you choose don’t have too much natural greens in it. Also, pay close attention to the bridesmaids’ bouquets, because they will have to be colorful, in order to not blend in with the dress.
#5. Taste the rainbow
Who says all your bridesmaids have to be dressed the same? No one. Another great idea you could use would be to allow your bridesmaids to choose the dress color they want. You can ask for the dresses to be all the same as far as design goes, but in different shades.
Here is an example how that might look like. It’s definitely a sight to be seen and one that you don’t encounter in many weddings, as most brides prefer to have their honorary maids all dressed identically. However, if you’re an ‘out of the box’ type of person, don’t hold back and go crazy on color on your special day.
It’s lovely how the bouquets were specially made so that they hold as many colors as possible, to reflect the sense of freedom you had with the dresses. It might be a good idea to cut the ladies some slack when it comes to design as well. Indeed, in the end they should look just like you, the bride, wants them to look, but if one of them wants long sleeves, why not?
Choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses will be an experience you will never forget for sure. It’s a bonding moment between you and your best girlfriends. That’s the moment when you stop being friends and you truly become sisters.