You have found your gown, it’s perfect, and whether you cried or laughed in that moment, you just knew this was your dress. Many of your events decisions will be based around your gorgeous gown, from the venue, to the time of day your wedding will take place, but possibly one of the most overwhelming decisions is selecting your bridesmaid gowns.
Pleasing those selected few women that mean so much to you while complementing your choices for the whole event. A key to narrowing your options is to consider your surroundings and the overall feel you are trying to achieve through your special day.
If you have purchased a formal bridal gown:
Say your wedding dress is a fully beaded satin ball gown, you would want to complement your own gown with your bridesmaids in formal gowns as well. Typically formal gowns are noted as full length gowns with possibly a slight train and a little detail. Consider a touch of beading on your bridesmaids dresses. This will allow their gowns to accent your own elegantly without taking attention away. Satin is often referred to as a formal fabric and designers have a variety of styles available in complementing shapes.
If you have purchased a semi-formal bridal gown:
You have chosen an A-line lace gown for your late afternoon garden wedding. Since your event flows from afternoon to evening you have a little leeway in your bridesmaids dresses. The most commonly used fabric in this situation would be taffeta. Taffeta is a light weight fabric that holds its intended shape very well. Designers offer a variety of colors and styles in this fabric also. It’s perfectly suitable for daytime and just as lovely in the evenings. Keep an eye out for bridesmaids styles with touches of lace, perhaps lining the hem or waistline. This will allow the lace texture to be picked up on your gown without being to attention grabbing.
If you have purchased a destination bridal gown:
Maybe you have selected a chiffon gown for your beach wedding, with minimal beading and no train. A short dress for your bridesmaids in the same fabric as your gown will look appropriate, as well as be comfortable in hot temperatures. Where you might avoid beading on a beach, you can consider texture for your bridesmaids dresses as well as your own gown. A well-placed flower or ruffle can amp up any silhouette without looking out of place.
For more assistance in choosing your bridesmaids dresses with your up and coming event please come visit the consultants at Exclusively You Bridal and Formal located at 10931 East Independence Blvd. in Matthews NC 28105. We are a full service bridal store near Charlotte NC. You may also call us at 704-222-1080 to schedule an appointment. We promise you first class customer service.