10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid Outfit


Bridesmaid Outfit

To say the least, picking out the perfect bridesmaid outfit for your special day can be daunting. Along with the countless colour, style, and silhouette options, finding bridesmaid outfits that fit and look good on each member of the bridal party is a difficult task.
Oh, and did I mention that everyone has different spending limits, tastes, and expectations for shopping? You still want to make sure that everyone looks and feels wonderful in their bridesmaid outfit, even though it's not your responsibility to delight each and every one of your bridesmaids.
Don't worry if all of this seems a little overwhelming. I've created a list of our top 10 tips that will make choosing bridesmaid outfits easier and ensure that everyone looks stunning on your wedding day.

  1. Consider the wedding theme: The bridesmaid outfits should complement the overall theme of the wedding. For example, if the wedding is a traditional wedding, you may want to choose a more traditional outfit like one of our lehengas or sarees while if you want to go for a more modern spin or not going for a traditional vibe, our dreamy silk dresses are the one for you. 
  2. Take the location into account: Choose dresses that will be comfortable and practical for the wedding location. A beach wedding would require a different type of outfit compared to a winter wedding. 
  3. Keep the budget in mind: Most brides go with the choice of asking their bridesmaids to pay for their outfit. This means that you have to remember that you should pick an outfit which would still be affordable for them too. 
  4. Consider the individual preferences: While you want the outfits to look cohesive, its important to consider the preferences of each bridesmaid for the style, cut and colour of whatever you decide to pick. 
  5. Choose a colour scheme: Decide on a colour scheme for the wedding and select dresses in that colour. You can also mix and match different shades of the same colour or go for contemporary colours.
  6. Make your MOH memorable: Your maid of honour is the most precious person in your wedding party, and she deserves some praise. To make her stand out, think of dressing her in a bridesmaid dress that is different from the rest in style or colour. She will feel especially special on your special day, as she ought to!
  7. Don't forget about accessories: Consider the accessories that will go with the outfits like shoes, jewellery and handbags. Make sure the accessories compliment the outfits but don't take away from them. 
  8. Be open to suggestions: Try to be accommodating and understanding if one of your bridesmaids approaches you with suggestions or issues with their bridesmaid attire. You want your bridal team to feel just as happy and confident as you in their outfit too. 4
  9. Choose comfortable yet stylish shoes: Avoid using stiletto heels if your bridesmaids will be treading on grass to get to your outdoor wedding site. Instead, choose something more comfortable. They can avoid disastrous falls in muddy grass by wearing a pair of wedges, wedding flats, or flat shoes.
  10. Remember you're in charge: At the same time, you should be able to spot when a bridesmaid is acting totally out of character. Be free to disregard your bridesmaid if she is making a big issue out of wearing a green bridesmaid dress since it doesn't suit her skin tone. Keep in mind that since this is your wedding, you should have the last say in what your bridesmaids wear.

It can be really stressful to select bridesmaid dresses. You and your besties may have an incredible and unforgettable event that you will always treasure.
Start looking for bridesmaid dresses early and take everything one step at a time if you want your experience to be stress-free. You'll not only feel much less overwhelmed, but you'll also have a better chance of finding bridesmaid dresses that everyone will adore.
At Kanya, we are always here to help with any bridal needs, feel free to book a call with us to discuss your dream day. 
Written by Joyce Fernando