I’ve talked to numerous brides who discovered that finding a dress to satisfy every woman in her bridal party was next to impossible.
But you have to remember that this is your day and you’ve got the final say on all decisions. While it is kind of you to take your friend’s and family’s comments into consideration, you should feel free to choose whatever dresses you want!
It’s also next to impossible to have a bridal party of women with the same body types. Therefore, it’s important to find a dress that complements everyone involved.
A great way to avoid problems down the line is to ask the women with unusual body types to accompany you when you shop for bridesmaids dresses. By having her try on dresses, you can find one that looks good on her, which in turn will probably look just as good on the women who’s bodies that are less difficult to fit.
In my experience, I found that you’re never going to please all of your bridesmaids. If you choose identical stuff for them, they might not like the scoop neck on the dresses or how they are below the knee skirts. On the other hand, if you give them a little freedom and tell them that the only requirement is that they have a dress of the same color and fabric, they could complain about the color.
No matter what, remember this is YOUR wedding! So find the dress that you like, and let that be the end of discussion.
Even though dress shopping will occur fairly early in the planning timeline, you should have a pretty good sense of what your wedding colors are going to be by the time you begin looking at dresses. That way you’ll know what color bridesmaid dress is appropriate. Or you can let the color dress you choose lead all your other decorating decisions. You also probably won’t find a dress that your bridal party is going to wear again and again, so pick a dress that your bridal party can afford.