5 Tips for Styling a Beautiful Bridal Party
Bridesmaid dresses tend to get a bad rap, as TV shows and movies haven't given them the loveliest of looks. But as the bride — essentially, the director of the wedding apart from its chief planner — you have the opportunity to make your bridesmaids feel exceptionally beautiful with thoughtful styling. But if you need a little help in the styling department, we've got you covered with our top five tips for having a stunning bridal party: 1. Keep the Venue in Mind
Credit: The Bali Tailor Before selecting the dresses for your bridal party, you should first think about your venue, as it determines crucial components like the weather or theme. Are you having a wedding during the summer? Dresses in lightweight fabrics are your best bet. Are you having a glamorous theme? Don't forget to add some sparkle. Or maybe you’re hosting a countryside wedding? Then this calls for shoes that won't sink in the grass, like By Far's range of mules with block heels. Knowing your venue well will help draw out the right inspiration needed for your bridal party's dresses.
2. Try Different Dress Styles
Credit: Green Wedding Shoes Your bridesmaids are the closet people you have in your life, which means you know that each one has their own personal style. Finding a dress that will suit everyone can be quite the challenge, so don't be afraid to break tradition and have different dress styles. As our proprietor Katrina Blanchard previously explained, having your party wear mismatched dresses is a wonderful way to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and stylish during your wedding. In this regard, Woman Within's variety of dresses are perfect for styling your bridal party, thanks to the collection of designs — from their fun flyaway maxi frock, to their sophisticated lace handkerchief number. If
each bridesmaid feels like their most stylish self, then they'll certainly make fond memories together on your big day. 3. Consider the Small Details
Credit: Essense of Australia Variety and individuality shouldn't come at the cost of cohesion, so be sure to give thoughtful consideration to the other details of your bridesmaids' look, such as their hairstyles, makeup, and accessories. These may seem like small aspects of their attire, but coordinating these features will help create
a unified and chic bridal party. Try giving your bridesmaids all up-dos, or the same lipstick shade. You can even tie their different dresses together by giving them pearl hair clips like these featured on Glamour, as they add a sophisticated element to an ensemble. When it comes to coordinating your bridal party looks, the little details can make a big (and beautiful!) difference. 4. Don't Play it Safe
Credit: Burgh Brides Although blush, navy blue, and soft gray remain the most popular colors for bridesmaid dresses, why not mix things up by going for unique colors? For instance, lavender is a lovely color if you're opting for a look on the sweeter side, while marsala is a rich shade of red that will work well if your wedding has a rustic tone to it. Another way to jazz things up is to incorporate embellishments like lace, sequins, or beads for dreamy bridesmaid dresses. And if your bridal party has mismatched dresses, the trick here for some coordinated fun is to stick to a set color palette.
5. Give White a Chance
Credit: Midi Bridal Wearing white has arguably been the biggest wedding fashion faux pas. But did you know that having your bridesmaids wear white is actually trendy now? While this may have started gaining attention back when Kate Middleton's sister wore white for her 2011 royal wedding, white bridesmaid dresses go all the way back to 1840, when Queen Victoria chose this color for her bridal party. If you're up for this trend, not only will you have a regal bridal party, but you'll have one that looks effortlessly elegant as well. Just make sure that your wedding gown has a distinct silhouette and fabric so you can still stand out. Article contributed by Camilla Pierce Exclusively for wolfoakacres.com