Time It Well: Whether your bridesmaids are buying designer or off_the_rack, or renting their dresses, you should set and stick to a timeline to ensure no one is scrambling at the last minute. For a designer gown, it will take two to three months for the order to arrive, and then another four to six weeks for any alterations, so six months is an ideal time frame. Because off_the_rack dresses may sell out quicker, as soon as you find a style you love, you should have your attendants purchase it. Renting a gown can take at least two weeks to receive, so make sure they plan accordingly.
Find the Shoes: Even if you fall in love with the perfect pair of four_inch stilettos, don't subject your girls to torture. If you're choosing the shoes for them, comfort should be the top priority. Then find a color that will complement the dress__metallic hues are a great option. Another (and more preferred) option is to tell your bridesmaids the specifics (color, open_ or close_toe, for instance) and let them find the perfect pair__some might already have it in their closets.
by Cynthia R. Brooks on Aug 11, 2018 Bridesmaids