Keep costs in mind: If any of your friends have been in a bridal party before, they'll know bridesmaids pay for their own dresses. But a gentle reminder is never a bad idea. When it comes to price, try to be considerate of your friends' lifestyles. If you're concerned your wedding might be a financial burden for one or more of your bridesmaids, focus your search on dresses in a more affordable range, or select a color you like and let them pick their own style. Another idea: Take a cue from the guys and consider renting your bridesmaid dresses. Rental sites like Rent the Runway let your girls choose high_end designers in a wide range of styles and colors for a fraction of the cost.
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 Cynthia R. Brooks on Aug 10, 2018 Bridesmaids