Find the right fit: A bridesmaid dress is typically ordered using a person's biggest measurements (from the bust, waist and hips), so your friends will likely buy dresses at least a size larger than they normally wear. If a friend wants to buy a size smaller, let her know it's much easier to alter a larger dress, and if the dress ends up being too small, she'll likely have to order a new one and you'd hate for that to happen.
Decide on a Dress: Once you've found your favorites, finalize the dress with your bridal party. Email photos to the group for their opinions. And don't feel you have to bring everyone to the store with you. Your girls will appreciate that you want their input, but they might be happy to skip the chaos of all of them cramming into a small shop, and you can skip the hassle of trying to coordinate everyone's schedule for a shopping trip (not to mention everyone's clashing opinions).
by Amanda J. Suiter on Aug 11, 2018 Bridesmaids