6 Important Tips to Consider When Shopping Bridesmaid Dresses and Gowns

Having your friend’s support and encouragement on the most important day of your life will make your wedding even more special. Their presence matters as well as the bridesmaid dresses that they wear on your special day for it can elevate the atmosphere of your venue.

The bridesmaids will have the honor to stand beside the bride and although the bride remains to be the ultimate star of the event, the bridesmaids with their gowns and dresses can make the bride shine even more. Ensure the success of your wedding and create an event that will be remembered for a very long time by following these six (6) important tips to consider when shopping for bridesmaid dresses and gowns.

Bridesmaid’s Exact Measurements

When it comes to shopping for bridesmaid gowns or dresses, knowing the wearer’s exact measurement is highly important because sizes typically vary from one designer to another. Size inconsistency is actually a common problem for all designers and brands due to the lack of sizing regulations in the clothing industry.

Having a professional take your bridesmaid’s exact measurements is a must before shopping to prevent any problem that may arise later on. To get their’ accurate measurements, request them to visit a local seamstress or schedule an appointment so that they can all get all their measurements together in one go.

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Bridesmaid’s Ideas and Opinions

A wedding is a memorable occasion not only for the bride but for the bridesmaids as well. This is one of the many reasons why you also have to take into consideration your bridesmaids’ tastes, budgets, and comfort when it comes to shopping for their dresses or gowns. If there is a budget for bridesmaid dresses, you can check Cicinia where they offer tons of fashionable bridesmaid dresses at affordable prices.

To ensure your bridesmaids’ comfort levels, make it a point that you get to ask a few details about their dress or gown that might make them feel uncomfortable so that you can consider a few adjustments in your options, if possible. If they are expected to pay for their own dresses or gowns, politely ask their budget so that you can get the median price range before shopping.

6 Important Tips To Consider When Shopping Bridesmaid Dresses And Gowns

Choose a Theme that Will Complement the Wedding Gown

A theme is essential because it can dramatically align the atmosphere to the vibe of the event. Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress or gown color that will complement the bride’s wedding gown can make all the difference in the wedding atmosphere as well as in the photos that will serve as memorabilia later on. For example, the wedding theme color is a light tone like pink, white, candy blue, etc. Choosing a dusty blue bridesmaid dress would be better. If your bridesmaids are tasked to shop for their own individual dresses, then kindly provide the theme or general color scheme so that they can all be guided from there.

Consider the Wedding Formality and Venue

Not all bridesmaid dresses or gowns are created equal and the reason why the formality of the wedding and the venue should be taken into consideration as well. Simple dresses or gowns that are not overly extravagant will complement a simple wedding gown while a more glamorous wedding gown would require elegant bridesmaid dresses or gowns to enhance the overall entourage. Beach weddings call for bridesmaid dresses that are made of lightweight and airy fabric while silk gowns would be more appropriate for church weddings.

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Research and Shop Ahead

There are a plethora of options online when it comes to bridesmaid dresses and gowns that make researching a lot easier. If you don’t want to risk purchasing the items online, you may draw a sketch of your desired design or have it printed out so that you can be guided. Once you have your desired design, you can then begin shopping at least seven (7) months before the wedding in order to avoid any delays in the actual event.

6 Important Tips To Consider When Shopping Bridesmaid Dresses And Gowns

Schedule Fitting and Prepare for Altercation Cost

The last thing that you want to happen is to find out that one of the bridesmaid dresses or gowns needs to be altered at the last minute. To prevent this likely scenario, it is highly recommended to schedule a fitting five weeks before the wedding to provide ample time for altercation if deemed necessary. Fitting the gown prior to purchase will not guarantee that the gown will still fit the same on the actual wedding day since a lot can happen in between big events, especially weddings.


The perfect bridesmaid dresses are always there, and they’ll be found easily if you keep all these tips in mind. Start gathering your girls’ opinions and ideas, and start making some decisions regarding theme and formality. With so many dresses to choose from, you will be sure that your girls will look definitely gorgeous and help you bring off your wedding day vision to perfection.

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She's a country girl at heart with her hubby and ten+ kids in central Virginia. She raises a small homestead of chickens & ducks with her family. If she's not hatching eggs, waiting for those adorable chicks to emerge, or tearing up the kitchen with yet another scrumptious, mouth-watering meal, she's sweating her sass off teaching Zumba Fitness classes. You can catch up with her and all her wild, yet introverted shenanigans over at The Skinny Mommy.

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