Who says that claiming your big day has to end with your personal attire, your theme or your décor? Your wedding party reflects the relationships you have built and nurtured as a couple. They represent you and as such, they should echo any statement you plan to make with your wedding, contributing to and magnifying what you want to communicate to the world without words.
What will you tell the world on your wedding day, and how can your wedding party help complete the message? Here are some ways to make a statement with your bridesmaid dresses.
Perhaps your statement is expressed through your theme. Carry it through to more than just your guest table centerpieces and ceremony décor. Having a fall wedding? Dress your wedding party in all of the colors associated with the season – create the appearance of scattered fall leaves with a combination of pretty butter yellow, espresso, tangerine and burgundy bridesmaid dresses.
Thinking of something more rustic chic? Consider gowns with lace accents in shorter styles. Mad about Medieval? Find high-waisted, floor-length dresses in jewel tones. Obsessed with the Roaring 20’s? Cap sleeves and rich beading, or simple halters and elbow-length gloves make it a party F. Scott Fitzgerald himself would attend.
Just Your Style
Some personalities are best expressed through fashion. Feeling very BOHO? Choose the perfect earth tone maxi dresses for your party and finish the look with fresh-from-the-garden bouquets and floral headpieces.
Are you and your intended lovers of all things vintage? Pick your favorite era then select an authentic style of bridesmaid dress to go along with it; anything from formal corseted Victorian gowns to A-line, knee-length chiffon dresses in 50s pastels. Don’t stop at the bridesmaids. Get the whole party in on the theme including your groomsmen, child attendants, and even your parents. Make your statement loud and clear.
The “You Do You” Approach to Bridesmaid Dresses
How do you communicate empowerment, self-worth, and an appreciation for what is unique about each of your attendants without words? Take the increasingly popular “her choice” approach to selecting bridesmaid attire. Give your gals a specific shade, or a range of them, and let them choose dresses that appeal to them and flatter their figures.
If your wedding is very formal, dictate the length, otherwise let them have fun with their search and feel amazing on the wedding day. Could you end up with three floor-length burgundy bridesmaid dresses and one smashing cocktail dress? Sure, but your overall palette will be preserved and your best friends will think you are the best bride ever.
When you know there is something on your mind and you must reach the world through your wedding, remember that those closest to you are eager to share the news too. Give them the opportunity to support you and live your message out loud. Make your bridal party an integral part of making your statement. Choose the right bridesmaid dresses to make your statement on the Big Day.
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