Intimate, family-run boutique featuring designer bridal gowns, plus prom & special-occasion dresses.


Laurie’s Bridal and Formal
14891 N. Northsight Blvd
Northsight Crossing Shopping Center
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 699-3973

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Things to consider when choosing bridesmaid dresses

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress

Just like foreground is incomplete without background, similarly, a bride is incomplete without her bridesmaids. Your bridesmaids draw a perfect picture for you so you can walk right in front of it, all dolled up in your beautiful white dress. You have chosen them to be your bridesmaids because you know they are an important part of your life and you would want them all by your side when you say, “I do”.  Now what would be a more perfect way to thank your bridesmaid for their valuable presence other than making sure they are dressed to perfection?

We have heard many stories and watched many movies where the bridesmaids are never happy with their dresses. So much that it has become conditioned into our minds to think that something will always go wrong with the bridesmaid’s dress. To crush that stereotype and of course, to make sure your bridesmaid remains content with what you chose for her, here are some tips you, as a bride, should keep in mind.

§  It’s not necessary to make an obvious color match

You do not want your bridesmaid to look back at the wedding photos and curse you for making them look uncoordinated and misfit in the whole picture. When picking their dresses, make sure to incorporate some element of your wedding theme in their dresses, even if you are not going for the obvious color match. Like we said it earlier, your bridesmaids complete the picture on your big day.

§  Consider their individual style

Selecting a single color and same fit for all is a very common and the easiest approach when it comes to choosing the dresses for your bridesmaids. Even if it is your day, you still have to consider the individual style of each of your bridesmaids, you have to consider their choice of necklines, hem lengths, sleeve design etc., so they can maintain their own unique charm.

§  You can always consider going for contrasting colors

Your bridesmaid would probably not mind if you decide to make them outstand. Contrasting colors allow you to make a bold statement. Gold with white, navy blue with white, magenta with pastel green – choices are many.  This way, there will be no color clash, and it will give a wider scope to the whole scenario.

§  Set an affordable budget beforehand

Typically, the bride pays for the bridesmaid’s dress, as a token of gratitude. However, if you are not following that trend then have a discussion before going to shop for the dresses. Set a budget that suits everyone so no one feels left out in anyway.

§  Have a fitting session a week before the wedding

Do not leave anything for the last minute – this is the first rule of having a perfect wedding. Even if you checked the dress fitting at the time you purchased them, ask your girls to check them again a week ago. It is quite common for bride and the bridesmaid to eat more under wedding stress and gain extra weight. So, have the dressed checked for fitting once again and if any alterations need to be made, get an appointments to a seamstress so you will have one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.

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