Unique bridesmaid style ideas to make your bridal party stand out on your big day

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses in shades of pink and neutral

Catherine Guidry

My sister is in the midst of planning her wedding – a Valentine’s Day engagement and an August 2015 wedding! She’s brave for taking on such a short engagement, but she does have a wedding writer as a maid of honor! So it’s with a real wedding on my mind that I take on the topic of bridesmaids and how to make sure they are as beautiful as you are on your wedding day.

Now, we’ve all heard the horror stories of bridezillas who want their bridesmaids to look terrible so they look better in comparison. I think it’s safe to say our lovely Wedding Party readers aren’t the type to pull that type of shenanigan, and let’s be honest… It won’t work anyway! The no-fail way to look amazing on your wedding day? Make sure everyone in your bridal party looks their best. Polished, happy bridesmaids will make you look good!

We’ve rounded up the best unique bridesmaid style ideas and looks to help your bridal party look amazing on the wedding day.

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A rustic white and gold wedding by Jenny Storment Photography

Gorgeous sunlit wedding photo of the bride and groom!

We love the stories of high school sweethearts — to us it’s some of the most heartfelt wedding days, when two young people who have been together for so long decide to commit to forever. Danielle and Simon are one such couple, and their wedding day was a filled with sweet white and gold wedding details, the love of friends and family and beautiful moments captured by Jenny Storment Photography! Some words form the photographer:

Danielle and Simon have known each other since 1st grade and have been a couple since 9th grade. After over 11 years together, this day that Danielle envisioned came out beautifully! The colors were gold, cream and champagne which worked perfectly with the late fall day. We had rain all day until it was time for pictures then the sun came out and it was perfect.

Read on to see more of Danielle’s gorgeous lace dress, their intimate ceremony and overall stunning wedding day!

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4 timeless & chic bachelorette party outfit ideas for the bride

Gorgeous sequined jacket. Perfect for a fun bachelorette party!

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A bachelorette party night/weekend/cruise/day can be anything from a dinner and drinks with friends to a completely mental Hangover-style weekend adventure, with tigers and shaved heads… (actually for the sake of your bridal hairstylist, I really hope not)! Understanding the potential diversity of the day’s activities calls for creative outfit options that reflect the adventure and good times ahead.

Before I get into my favourite looks, I’m going to be controversial here. Get ready.

For me, I am at most sexy and ready to have outrageous fun, when I am comfortable. Now I know comfort is rarely on the top of many ladies’ lists for a night on the town but bear with me: I’m not suggesting you wear Uggs and stretchy pants! I’m talking about wearing an outfit that fits you well, accentuates all the right bits and doesn’t have a risk of nip slip (unless that’s part of your bachelorette plan… and in that case I think you may need to take a step back and perhaps think about the wedding and what you’re doing here). As the bride, all eyes will be on you for the event; so indulge, get creative and revel in the party spirit.

I’m a big believer in investing in quality pieces that are versatile, re-wearable and fun. Hey, if The Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Mid) re-wears her outfits, so can we! This year — 2015 — is the year of the skirt. You read it first here. From flowy to tight, skirts are where it’s at; and there are bachelorette party outfit ideas to suit all shapes and budgets that are perfect for the festivities!

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A chic winery rehearsal dinner by Rebecca Yale Portraits

Photography by Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc.

Today we’re sharing a special part of a couple’s big day — but it’s not the ceremony or reception! There’s many different parts of the wedding journey that don’t get photographed and shared, but are equally important memories to share, which is why we’re so excited to bring this feature to you brides! Intrigued yet?

Rhys and Elizabeth held their winery rehearsal dinner in Yountville, CA. And even though I’m sure their big day is totally amazing, it’s hard to get over how pretty their rehearsal dinner is. Elizabeth looks stunning in her white floral print dress, and their guests look like they’re having an amazing time sipping wine, mingling and crushing grapes! Captured prettily by Rebecca Yale Photography, this is one pre-wedding celebration that is sure to inspire make you consider your own winery rehearsal dinner!

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