Your bridesmaids are your besties, your confidants, the ones that will watch the bachelorette with you when your fiance decides that it’s not their cup of tea. It’s fine. You carefully chose them to stand next to you on one of the biggest days of your life! What will they wear and let alone how will they coordinate the bridesmaid dresses!? No worries, we have all the different ways your bridesmaids can be dressed on your wedding day right here! And where to buy bridesmaid dresses in Charleston too!
We’ll start you off with the classic matching bridesmaids’ dresses. Back in Ancient Roman times, bridesmaids were supposed to match the bride exactly. This was all in the hopes to ward off bad spirits and bad exes to leave some confusion. Then, the bride and her fiance could sneak off and get married in peace.
In modern times, the tradition has definitely shifted in making the bride stand out. But this blog is about the bridesmaids. Going for matching dress styles has its own pros and cons.
Pro, once you’ve picked one you like, then you know that every one of the bridesmaids will be able to buy that dress. Con, sometimes what looks good on one person, may not be as flattering on another. For brides that experience this, opting for a similar color but in different cuts may be a safer choice. The bridesmaids will still look like they are in unison, but this will also allow all of them to be confident in their looks!
Fifty Shades Of…
The next step in bridesmaids’ dresses is wearing different shades of the same color. This is for the bride who doesn’t want to do the classic matching dresses but also doesn’t want to do something too out of the ordinary. Different shades of the same color can add some interesting variety to wedding photos. It’s even better if you plan on those variations in colors in your wedding color scheme. It’s that much more cohesive!
If the first two options still seem like they are not your style, having different styles and colors for your bridesmaids’ dresses might be the right call for you. This one can be tricky. You obviously wouldn’t just want to do random colors. I mean you could, but it helps if the bridal party colors tell a story.
Let’s say you’re having a fall wedding. Going for fall leaf colors would be a great option. Opting for oranges, deep reds and greens would be perfect! Or, if you’re having a spring wedding, going for pastel pinks, purples and blue bridesmaid dresses would also be a great option. Again, tying your bridesmaids’ wedding dress colors with your wedding color palette will just bring your wedding decor full circle!
Bridesmaids Dresses with Print
Let’s say all of the last options were too boring. We have a suggestion for you… Try prints! It’s something people tend to overlook for bridesmaids’ dresses, but it can definitely add a unique aspect to your wedding! Floral prints are the obvious first choice, however, if you’re feeling bold, a little animal print wouldn’t be bad either.
Whatever you decide, just make sure it’s cohesive. If you decide on a print, stick with that one but maybe in different colors. Mixing different bold prints can get a little sore on the eyes so be careful with this option.
Textures + Fabrics
Last but not least, we have textures. These can actually be incorporated into the previous options as well. We love the idea of mixing and matching velvet, lace, satin, sequins, and ruffles. The options are endless for picking bridesmaid dress textures!
You can make your maid of honor stand out by having them wear a different texture from your bridesmaid. Or, you can have all of your bridesmaids wear the same color but in different textures. You really can play with this option in any way.
Shop Local Bridesmaids Dresses In Charleston!
Choosing what you want your bridesmaids to wear starts with shopping! We’ve done the research for you and found some local bridal shops for you and your bridesmaids. Here are some local bridal shops that will have all the dress options you need in Charleston
- Lovely Bride | 127 King Street, Charleston SC
- Bridals By Jodi | 823 Saint Andrews Blvd, Charleston SC
- Bella Bridesmaids | 8 Vanderhorst St, Upstairs, Charleston SC
We hope these tips and tricks as well as the list of bridesmaid dress options give you a good start. The key takeaway is choosing something that goes with your wedding color palette/theme. However, what you decide to do is all up to you. Good luck with bridesmaid dress shopping!
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