10 bridesmaid dresses to check out, plus tips for shopping like a pro

After a long break, the wedding bells are ringing again. Now that your bridesmaids have all said “yes,” it’s time to decide which bridesmaid dresses to get to make sure everyone looks their best.

Of course, finalizing the details of your wedding dress is no small feat. However, if you have multiple people on your bridal party, chances are you’re dealing with different style preferences, body types, and even budgets. In order to keep the stress at bay, we have a few tips to keep in mind during the buying stage.

Do a quick search online

Here is your chance to choose the styles you prefer. With so many options to choose from, narrowing down the choices for your bridesmaids would help them decide. Pinterest is going to be your best friend at this point.

Consider change costs

Don’t forget to take into account any modification costs that may arise. For the perfect figure (and perfect photos), it’s best to have bridesmaid dresses altered for a pleasing fit. At this point dresses may need hemming and waist adjustments.

Buy in advance

This cannot be stressed enough, but shopping well in advance is important. You may be on the edge of your seat waiting for the next batch of bridesmaid dresses to drop, but prevention is always better than cure. Even if you plan to customize it, ordering ahead will save you the stress of last-minute rushes.

Bring the right underwear and accessories

The shopping is most likely going to be a whole affair. Don’t forget to ask your bridesmaids to bring the right undergarments and accessories so they can try on any color or neckline at the bridal salon. They should also bring a pair of heels so they can get an idea of ​​how the dress will look on the day. They should also bring their favorite accessories, in case it doesn’t fit the selection.

Have the measurements taken by a professional

Last but not least, have the measurements done by a professional. Remember that every designer sizes differently, which makes it all the more important that every bridesmaid provides her correct measurements. For this, contact a professional seamstress.

Now that you’re geared up, check out our selection of bridesmaid dresses below.

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