How to Choose Bridesmaids Dresses for a Spring Wedding

If you are getting married, it’s likely that you have already thought about what kind of wedding party you want. You’ve probably selected the ceremony site, chosen your favorite vendors, and made plans for the rehearsal dinner.

Now is the time to start thinking about your wedding party and what they will wear. But picking an option within your color and style theme is only the beginning. While the process seems fun, it is not quite as easy as you may think. Before you start shopping, you should know a few basics to help you make an informed decision.

Consider the Weather.
If you live in an area where spring weather can range from freezing temperatures to sunny and warm, you may want to look for dresses that can be worn under a wrap or jacket. If you’re not sure what to expect in terms of the weather, look for dresses that can layer nicely so your girls are comfortable if it gets a little chilly.

How formal is your wedding?
If you are hosting a casual wedding, there are many ways in which to go about choosing your bridesmaid dresses. You can choose from a variety of short, flowing, and colorful dresses. Alternatively, you could give each girl a few choices within a range of options and let them choose what suits their style and personality best. Then, you can offer matching accessories to tie the look together nicely.

If you’re going the formal route, then consider length and fabric. Typically, a knee-length dress or longer is considered “formal.” Dresses made of bridal satin, brocade, or charmeuse look classy for a dressy event. This is the time to let your bridesmaids rock that long, gorgeous ballgown of their dreams!

Consider body types.
It is important to consider which styles look flattering on the unique body types of your bridesmaids. If you want your girls to wear matching dresses, consider picking a maxi style which is long a flowing and a little less formal, the sheath look, which is long and fitted for any style wedding, or an empire waist that clinches the narrowest point of the bust and flows nicely from there. If you are willing to let your girls mix and match, let them try on various styles and purchase the one they feel the most beautiful in.

Think about the cost.
It is likely that your bridesmaids will purchase their own dress, so you should be mindful of the cost. Perhaps one or two bridesmaids can afford to spend a bit more money on a dress than another, so be considerate of everyone’s budget before making your final decision.

An affordable bridesmaids’ dress ranges between $100 and $200 for a typical wedding. With that price, you can select something that will look great on everyone. Make sure you pick a dress that they will be excited to wear again!

Wedding Trends for 2022

Weddings are back in a big way. People are feeling more comfortable gathering in groups again, are anxious to get out of the house, and look forward to celebrating something positive. If you are planning a wedding for 2022, here are the top trends to look for so you can plan your event in style.

Colors

Some brides are choosing bright and bold colors to enhance their wedding. There is no hue or color scheme, it is just a bold mix of colors that blend. Pops of color can draw attention to certain accents, blend beautifully in floral arrangements, and create beautiful contrast to tie your motif together. If you like the idea of bold colors, consider mixing red and pink. The contrast between the two is striking!

If bold is not your thing, earthy tones will be a hit for weddings this year. Consider using tans, rose hues, beige, and nudes to focus on the environment.

 Personal Touch

A lot of brides are steering away from tradition and adding a personal touch to their wedding plans. Favors and decorations that are meaningful to the bride and groom take precedence over things that are not. Some couples are willing to walk away from traditions that feel forced or non-intimate, even if it is a long-term family tradition. The main focus is celebrating. Ditching the formality and having a good time is priority.

Destination Weddings

People are eager to travel again, and destination weddings will be a big hit in 2022. Many couples are ready to leave the house and explore the world again because they are tired of being indoors. Wouldn’t it be great if you made your wedding a vacation as well? You may be surprised at the number of people who are willing to travel for your destination wedding. For the hottest wedding destination spots, click here.