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Choosing bridesmaids dresses is one of the first planning decisions you’ll make as a bride, and one of the most stressful for some. Finding a style that is flattering to all your bridesmaids is a task that forces you balance your bridesmaids needs and wants with your personal wedding vision, and can set the precedent of how you and your bridesmaids will interact during the engagement period. If there’s total drama over the dresses, it may turn off you and your bridesmaids from wedding activities right off the bat. A great experience can get everyone excited for spending the next 6 months to a year together.
Since most brides have never had to choose bridesmaids dresses before, it’s hard to know the DOs and DON’Ts for the process. Here are some pointers for choosing amazing dresses that your bridesmaids will love, and you’ll be excited about.
1. Don’t just leave it up to your ‘maids
It’s tempting to want to be the cool bride and let your bridesmaids do whatever they want. However, your bridesmaids aren’t going to know what your vision for the wedding is, and definitely don’t want to be responsible for messing it all up. This can cause a weird standoff between the bride, who might be too nice to mandate dresses for their maids, and the bridesmaids, who might not know how to start suggesting ideas. Since your bridesmaids are your friends and family, they probably won’t be offended or stifled by a little direction from you.
2. But, keep your bridesmaids in mind
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That being said, make sure you take into account your bridesmaids and their body types. Since you’re close with them, … Keep Reading
Bridesmaids, let’s face it — standing up with your BFF or sibling is one of the most memorable experiences of your life…for better or worse. We like to think that the bridesmaid experience should be a positive one for all, even if it doesn’t always turn out that way. If you’re a bride, one way you can make your maids very happy at your winter wedding is to make sure they’re warm enough. While this might be a “no-duh” kind of situation for you, you’d be surprised how many pictures we’ve seen of bridesmaids in the snow with teeny dresses! Their smiling, but believe me…their eyes look sad. And cold.
So if you’re having a winter wedding, we sincerely hope that you’ve thought of ways to keep you bridesmaids warm and looking trendy. Like these brides. They’ve found dresses, cardigans, tights and more to help keep the chill away from their gal pals, while still looking chic. Ready for us to layer it on?
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There’s just something so great about wedding dresses with amazing back detail. Don’t you think? Looks beautiful from the front, and the BAM! The bride turns around and the dress becomes unforgettable. It’s absolutely one wedding dress style from 2013 that we never want to end!
The great thing about wedding dresses with unique back detail is that it can come in many different styles. We’ve grouped the dress styles into three significant types — sheer and modest, peekabo backs, and pretty and plunging. Tell me what your favorite is!
Sheer and modest
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Gary Guy Photographer
Mi Belle Photography
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Okay brides, it’s time to talk shoe shoes SHOES! Are you excited yet? I am. I love shoes. I own wayyyyy too many shoes, and I still wish I owned more. I’m one of those lucky people whose job requires me to be on Pinterest every day, and I’ll admit I spend a fair amount of my daily Pinterest minutes ogling pretty pumps, fabulous flats…more gorgeous wedding shoes than you can imagine, basically.
So I decided to make a post of the very best, coolest, and most unique wedding shoe trends I’ve noticed over the past year. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to drool over all the pretty picks in the post and get major shoe envy. Choosing your wedding shoes are FUN too — I mean, it’s a great excuse to splurge for that designer pair that you’ve always wanted, but never had an excuse to get. If you’re not going to wear your dream shoes for your wedding, then when can you?!
Anyways, enough of me. Time for the SHOES!
Spiked & Studded
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Clean Plate Pictures
La Dolce Vita Studio
Ryan Ray Photography
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