Your bridesmaids style has a lot to do with the overall look of your wedding. Their look plays a key role in establishing your wedding colors, theme and dress code. Before you select your bridesmaids dresses, here’s a breakdown of everything you need to consider.

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VENUE
Are you getting married on a vineyard? Having a ballroom wedding? Knowing where you are tying the knot will help you decide which colors will photograph best with your backdrop.

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THEME
If you are having a nautical wedding chances are you will want the bridesmaids dresses to reflect this theme. Before selecting your bridesmaids dresses determine weather or not your wedding is having a theme.

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DRESS CODE
For establishing the dress code, you may want short dresses for a more casual wedding and long dresses for a more formal wedding. In my Wedding Attire Guide I break down all of the different wedding dress codes.

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BODY STYLES
You will also want to consider the different body types of your bridesmaids to make sure they are comfortable and look their best. A busty bridesmaid may not be comfortable in a strapless dress for example. To please everyone, some brides will pick the color and let the bridesmaids choose the style for a mismatched look.

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BUDGET
Having the honor of being a bridesmaid is spendy business! If you aren’t paying for your bridesmaids dresses, you will want to consider your bridesmaids budgets. They will thank you!

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COLORS
The dress is hugely responsible for showcasing your wedding colors. You have the option of selecting one color or one trend I’m seeing lately is ombre or mismatched colors in the same family (this bride mastered it!) or sequin dresses in all different shades. If ordering the same color, have the ladies all purchase from the same store so the dresses come from the same dye-lot.

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TRENDS
Are you a traditional bride or want to try a trend? There are endless options when it comes to selecting your bridesmaids dress(es), which leaves a lot of room to start a trend. Who knows, you could just be setting the next big trend in weddings!

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