Wedding Diaries | Finding the Perfect Bridesmaids Dress

Today’s #Wedding Wednesday post is a quick one; our second Wedding diaries Bride, Robin is giving us 5 tips to finding the perfect Bridesmaids dress! Every bride says she wants her bridesmaids to be able to wear their dresses again, but so often they end up collecting dust in the closet. When shopping for the perfect bridesmaid dress(es), Bride Robin suggests you keep these tips in mind.


1. Think about the season. My bridesmaids are wearing mint and I know mint tends to be a spring color. When I saw “the” dress, I knew I had to swoop them up for my girls pronto! FYI – if you want your bridesmaids to wear beige or white, look for the dress in the spring. It seems like every winter I try to find a cute white dress, I never find one. Guess that whole “don’t wear white after Labor Day” still holds true — at least when it comes to shopping.

2. Let your bridesmaids wear a variety of styles. Mismatched bridesmaids dresses are so in right now, plus your Bridesmaids know what looks best for their body type. For inspiration, just check Pinterest!


3. Don’t buy the first dress you see. Just like wedding dresses, unless you know it’s “The One,” don’t buy the first one you see. Wait to get feedback from all your bridesmaids.

4. Keep in mind how much your bridesmaids want to spend on their dress. Unless you’re paying for theirs, find out how much they are willing to shell out and work with their budget. The last thing you want to do is make them buy a super expensive dress that is unflattering AND they’ll never wear again.


5. Consider shopping for dresses that aren’t necessary “bridesmaid” dresses, but could pass as one. Some of my favorite online stores have endless pretty dresses that can be dressed up and make your girls look gorgeous. Some of my favorites: LuLus*, ModCloth*, ASOS*, Missguided, Ruche and Spool No.72. *Don’t forget to shop through Ebates when you can to get a little cash back.


Where did you find your bridesmaids dresses? What other tips can you share?

<<< Bride Robin (http://robinmiller.us

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Photo Credits: Cover Photo by Swoon by Katie via Wedding Chicks | Mismatched Bridesmaids Photo by Erich McVey Photography via SMP | Mint Bridesmaids Photo by Hello Studios via Ruffled Blog | Pink Bridesmaids Photo by Corbin Gurkin via Snippet and Ink

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