When it comes to choosing your bridesmaids' dresses, gone are the days of the frumpy pastel dress. You want your best friends to feel beautiful and confident as they celebrate alongside you on such a big day. One trend we've been noticing is mix & matched dresses for each bridesmaid. Whether they're similar colors, or totally unique - here are some tips for getting that perfectly styled look.
1. Pick a look
Take time to think about what you want the overall look to be. Is it solid colors with different styles? mixed textures? Scroll through Pinterest for ideas and save any pictures you like to show your bridesmaids as inspiration later on. A jumping off point is to start with colors that are similar (pink, red, orange or blue, green, purple). These will be easy to curate down the line.
2. Set expectations (for yourself and your friends).
Mixing & matching bridesmaid dresses is not for the faint of heart. Creating this look takes extra effort on top of all the other planning for your wedding. We suggest you set a generous timeline to find the perfect styles. Start a group chat with your girls, help find options, and talk through anyone's questions. Be mindful of everyone's own style and budget. Help friends who may not like shopping for dresses. Make sure you're comfortable knowing each person will put their unique twist into their dress. Communication is key.
3. Create a group chat.
As much as we can be overwhelmed by group messages, this is the perfect place to share ideas with one another. It helps you visualize the flow of each style together, as well as share information about new dresses, sales, or trends. It's helpful to create a space where you can collaborate together.
4. Be specific.
Once you think through your overall style, be specific and communicate the types of dresses you like the most. The more you communicate colors, dress code, or timelines, the more seamless the process will be. Make sure to think about seasonal colors or trends when planning your bridesmaid look.
5. Have fun!
We know- that sounds cheesy- but ultimately this should be a fun experience. There's no reason to put more stress on yourself or your friends during the process. Part of mixing & matching dresses is letting each person shine in their own way on your wedding day. It's like planning your own fashion show! Time to photograph your perfectly curated crew!