How do you pick a dress for five different women to wear? I knew that I wanted them in a hue of gray but the rest was a mystery. How do you choose what someone else wears? I just couldn’t do it.
I looked around at places with my sister, the matron of honor, but she was eight months pregnant at the time and couldn’t try anything on so I decided to wait, get all the girls together and then go shopping with everyone to find the right dresses.
We picked one bridal salon that had a good, but not over the top selection of dresses. I think this is important because bridesmaid dresses can all start to look the same after a while.
My original thought was to have each bridesmaid pick out a dress they like by the same designer in the same fabric and color. As we started trying on dresses it turned out they all had fairly similar tastes.
After all the maids had tried on a dress or two I was able to narrow it down to a long, chiffon gown. Since our wedding is in late October we could have gone with a long or short gown but we are still debating on indoor or outdoor so I felt it was safest to go long, just in case the weather is colder. You definitely need to consider the time of the year your wedding will be and if you will have an indoor or outdoor wedding when picking attire.
After trying on almost every long dress at the salon, we narrowed it down to two dresses. It came down to which was most comfortable on everyone. One had a lower bust line than the other and for the girls with bigger ‘girls’ (like me) I know how important it is to feel covered when wearing strapless dresses. Without even putting it on, I knew I wouldn’t like it and not all the girls would have felt their best in it. So we went with the second dress.
It was a much easier process than I thought it would be as all my maids are very easy going. Even though it is my wedding, I wanted each of them to feel good about themselves and what they are wearing and I think we accomplished that task!
I can’t wait to see everyone this October!