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.
Finally, let the season be your guide. Rich, saturated colors__such as deep plum and chocolate__work well in the fall and winter months, while lighter shades such as celadon and iris are perfect for spring and summer. Pro tip: If opting for prints instead of solids, keep the rest of the look simple__think: monochromatic bouquets paired with sweet and simple hairstyles and jewelry.
by Amanda J. Suiter on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids