How To Decide Who To Take Bridesmaid Shopping

You’ve found your perfect dress, and now it is time to play dress up with your bridesmaids for theirs. While you may have chosen a number of your favorite gal pals to walk down the aisle on your big day, it doesn’t mean that you need to bring them all along to find what they are going to wear. Just as you hope for the rest of your wedding planning, you want it to be as carefree and fun as you can make it, and this is achievable when finding your bridesmaid dresses. Following these four tips will ensure you have the perfect day!

1. You’re not obligated to bring any of the bridesmaids.
Gabriella Risatti of Gabriella New York explains, “The bride should bring the person (or people) she trusts the most to help her decide which bridesmaid dresses to select, regardless of if they’re in the wedding party. She certainly does not need to bring anyone from the bridal party, and sometimes that’s actually better.”

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2. Never take more than two bridesmaids shopping for a dress.
Just as bringing people from the bridal party can bring many unnecessary opinions, the more girls you bring, the more opinions¬†you’ll have to listen to when trying on dresses. You want your shopping experience to have positive vibes only, and bringing more than two friends is just an opening for complaining and unwanted feedback.

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3. Take bridesmaids according to different body types.
It is important to focus on any bridesmaid that may find it hard to find flattering dresses. “If a bride has a wide range of body types in her bridal party, selecting a color and fabric and letting each bridesmaid pick the silhouette that works best on her figure is a really great way to go,” says Risatti. “If that isn’t an option and there’s one bridesmaid whose body type is the most challenging when it comes to dresses, I would consider narrowing the selection down to two or three and then asking her to come with you.”

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4. Bring a bridesmaid who understands the look you’re going for.
If you brought a bridesmaid with you to find your wedding dress, she might also be the perfect girl to bring for the bridesmaid dress picking. She will have a better understanding of the wedding style and will understand what you’re looking for.