Thursday, June 7, 2012

Making bridesmaid dress shopping easier before your destination wedding

If you've made the decision to hold a destination wedding, this is a huge expense that you're expecting your bridal party, friends and family to take on. With this in mind, it may not be wise to ask your bridesmaids to shoulder the debt for upscale formal dresses, so it may be best to allow them to pick one of their own.

Bridesmaid gowns are a significant investment, and there's no point in forcing your loved ones to pay for a dress they're only going to wear once! However, you don't want your friends showing up and looking like a discordant mess, so lay down a few ground rules for them before they go shopping.

Start by picking a color that everyone can agree on. This will help to narrow down your bridesmaids' style choices significantly and allow you to settle on something everyone likes. You should also discuss styles and cuts to find the right balance of embellishments and other features so you'll all be looking your best on the big day.

Asking your bridal party to commit to an exotic locale is one thing, but forcing them to wear a dress they may not like is another. Giving them the freedom to choose their own ensemble will avoid disagreements and help limit the expense of your ceremony.

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