Think bridesmaid dresses and what comes to mind? A range of scary ’80s shoulder pad disasters and unflattering meringue-style silhouettes most likely. Avoid tears and tantrums by following these simple rules that will help to guarantee that both you and your bridesmaids are happy on your big day.
1. Plan well in advance
Ladies, this is not a high school math test – you can’t fluke this one. Plan at least six months in advance to avoid any unnecessary last-minute stress and to allow plenty of time for alterations.
2. Be aware of cost
Being a bridesmaid should be an honour, not a gateway to bankruptcy for your besties. If you are asking your bridesmaids to pay for their own dresses be sure to set a budget early on in the process to avoid any financial meltdowns closer to the big day.