Picking out your bridesmaids is one of the most challenging parts of planning a wedding.
Whether you are Type A and have been planning every detail out to avoid any and all possible problems that arise, or Type B and you are just letting everything work itself out and just enjoying the ride, picking out bridesmaids is not "easy." Sure, you may have your 5 "besties," your only sister as MOH, and a soon-to-be sister-in-law as your obvious picks to make the perfect 7 girls. However, girls, it's just not that simple. The newly popular, Bridesmaid proposal, adds yet another creative decision to be made. To top it off, if you're the last of your friends to get married, you feel the need to be even more original and not accidentally copy someone else's previous ideas.
To help you out, we've created what we think to be the top 3 tips to keep in mind while engaging in the "Bridesmaid Chronicles."
1. Don't go overboard when proposing to your Bridesmaids.
We know you love them! And we know you're thinking you want to go all out and ask your girls to be by your side on the best day of your life in a really big way. However, things will come that will cost more than you had planned on them costing. So, our suggestion is ask them in a small, yet meaningful way, and go bigger when picking out an actual bridesmaid gift that you will give them come wedding time.
2. Pick out a specific Pantone color for your Bridesmaids.
Sorry, our designer geek is showing. It's not an actual Pantone color. But it does require you going to an actual bridal boutique, like those in our San Diego Bridal and Bridesmaid fashion directory, to look at designer color swatches. Now, if you are assigning a single dress for all of your girls to wear, you can proceed to the next tip. However, if you want each Bridesmaid to have a unique style of dress, but all the same color, GO PICK IT OUT. Your wedding day is far too risky a day to have everyone show up in blush except your cousin who shows up in magenta because it was "pink." We highly suggest specifying you want "Blush Garden" by Dessy, for example.
3. Finally, keep the big picture of your Wedding in mind.
While having your girls organized and perfectly in place is a big part of your wedding, it is not the most important part. The biggest part of your wedding day is remembering that it is YOUR wedding day-- the day that is supposed to be the best one of your life so far. So, while you want everything to go as smoothly as possible, remember why you picked those girls to stand by your side on this day. If they truly are your best friends, then they will accept your "bridezilla" moments or pickiness over their hair pins because they know it is your day. So don't worry about stepping on anyone's toes, and don't worry about what will happen if your college roommate and Bridesmaid shoes up with two different shoes on. Everything will be okay!
Cheers! And be sure to check out our local San Diego Bridal and Bridesmaids Salons directory! Lovely bridesmaids photos by Tim Otto Photography!