In the second of the Wedding Wednesdays series, I’m considering bridesmaids dresses. We’re trying to keep our nuptuals on a budget so after choosing my bridesmaids, I headed for the high street to find the dresses.
Everyone knows the stories about bridesmaids being put into hideous concoctions that seem only to serve one purpose – to make the bride look good. Bridesmaids dresses can easily end up look chintzy and a little naff which is not the look I was after.
For a modern twist, I don’t think it’s necessary to have all the same colour or style of dress, as long as there is a theme, like these pastel dresses.
For length, I think this needs to reflect your bridal gown. If you’re going short, it’s unlikely to look good for your ‘maids to go long. Although with a full length bridal gown, you can certainly have shorter bridesmaids dresses.
I’ve done a quick trawl of the high street and found my favourite dresses under £100 for your bridesmaids:
I don’t want to give too much away about my upcoming nuptuals, suffice to say, my bridesmaids dresses match the colour scheme. We’ve gone with the exact same dress for the three girls, with some adjustments to make sure they fit perfectly. They’ll be in neutral shoes that they already have. I’m still mulling over a cover up for them. The wedding is June but in the UK, you can never be sure of the weather.
For my flower girl I have chosen a beautiful silk dress from Marks & Spencer. I snatched it up in the January sales and it is absolutely divine. My flower girl agrees as she was very reluctant to take it off after trying it on! There are so many gorgoeus options on the high street for little girls, from Monsoon to M&S:
If you’re already married, where did you find your wedding parties’ dresses?