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.
As well as doing some of the leg_work in looking at dress styles, they can find out whether the bridesmaids are really happy with the final choice. Your bridesmaids are more likely to tell your maid of honour if they don't like the dress than to tell you. Don't take this personally; they just don't want to upset you in the run up to your big day.
by Cynthia R. Brooks on Aug 11, 2018 Bridesmaids