Brides have a lot of decisions to make, and some of them can cause her to become quite unpopular. One such decision involves the selection of the bridesmaid’s dresses. Unless every one of your bridesmaid is the exact same shape and size and has the exact same sense of style, there are likely to be differing opinions about which dress is best.
Here are some tips for making your bridesmaids feel comfortable and still getting what you want.
You are the bride and the final decision about bridesmaid’s dresses is up to you. That being said, you should still listen to the concerns and opinions of the bridesmaids because they are the ones who will be wearing the dresses.
While some opinions, such as colour or certain embellishments may not seem important, others such as how much skin they are comfortable showing, is definitely something the bride should take into consideration when choosing a dress.
Make sure that the bridesmaids know that you value their opinion and that you are sensitive to their feelings. If you have a bridesmaid who is overweight, understand that this can be difficult for her, especially if she doesn’t think that she looks good in the dress.
Be sensitive to the needs and feelings of your attendants when making your choice.
Another way that you can try to make your bridal party happy is by giving them more than one choice. Choose the colour and basic style that you want, but then offer two or three choices as to the exact style. Most bridal shops will be able to handle such a request.
Many brides have more than one style bridesmaid dress in their wedding. As long as the colours are the same or complement each other, your wedding party will still look beautiful and will also be comfortable.
Giving them a choice of a few dresses makes them feel like their opinions do count and they will feel like they have control over what they wear.
The Final Answer
Of course, the final decision is yours to make. Just make sure that you have tried to be reasonable and done your best to accommodate the requests and concerns of each of your bridesmaids.
If you have a certain vision for your wedding that includes a particular bridesmaid dress – and this is something that you are not willing to compromise about – then you might have to consider replacing a bridesmaid who simply refuses to wear that dress.
Fortunately, it doesn’t usually come to that. If you use the tips above, you will probably be able to please your wedding party without compromising the vision that you have for your big day.