Check out dresses yourself first: Find a dress you like yourself before you ask for your bridesmaids' input. While it's important that you ask your bridesmaids' opinions before you settle on a dress, including them in the process right from the start is only going to make the decision harder. Taking all your bridesmaids with you on the first shopping trip will probably result in chaos. Find a dress you like, e_mail them a photo and ask for feedback. This gives them a starting point and an idea of your expectations. Listen to their comments on your initial choice and take it from there.
After the dresses are ordered, send a quick email or letter to everyone in your bridal party with info about the timeline and their responsibilities in regards to the dresses. Follow up with them about a week before the dresses are due to arrive so they can plan their arrangements accordingly.
by Amanda J. Suiter on Aug 11, 2018 Bridesmaids