So your girl just got engaged, and the next step is finding your bridesmaid dress! With styles, sizes, colors, prices, and timeline to consider, bridesmaids shopping can seem really hectic and overwhelming!
While we at Something New are passionate about helping brides find their dream wedding dresses, we also love helping bridesmaids find the perfect dresses too! Here are our top 5 tips for bridesmaid dress shopping.
#1 Let the bride be your guide
When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, let the bride take the lead. The bride will likely have colors and styles in mind before she starts shopping! In some cases, she may want everyone to be in the same color and dress style while other cases may result in bridesmaids being in completely different styles and colors. Although you may be wearing the dress, it’s important to remember that it is the bride’s big day and we all want her vision to come true!
#2 Timeliness is Key
Similar to bridal dresses and mother of the bride dresses, bridesmaid dresses will take some time to come in so if the bride sets an order date with the help of a stylist, be sure to order your dress by that date. Keep in mind that if you are going to need dress alterations, you will want to order your dress earlier so you have time to make any alterations!
#3 Be Prepared
When you arrive for your bridesmaid appointment, be prepared! Wear neutral undergarments and maybe even bring the shoes and accessories you are going to wear on the day of the wedding. This will be so helpful for the bride to see her wedding day vision come to life when everyone is trying on dresses! If you are looking for a full party appointment, we have a Private Bridesmaid Party appointment upgrade at Something New! You can bring in your full bride tribe and enjoy food and drinks, while one of our expert stylists helps you find the perfect look for your bridal party.