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Shopping For Bridesmaid Dresses: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid

 December 15, 2014  /  Comments Off on Shopping For Bridesmaid Dresses: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid

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As a bride-to-be, when you’re in the process of shopping for all of the things that you’ll need for your wedding day, you want to make sure that you don’t make any mistakes. This is especially the case when it comes to your wedding party’s attire.

So when you get to the part of your wedding list where it says “select bridesmaid dresses,” make sure that you keep this particular article in mind. It’s going to share with you five common mistakes to avoid while you’re in the process of shopping for the perfect gowns.

Not Discussing Budgets

A common mistake that a lot of brides make when it comes to shopping for bridesmaid dresses is assuming that whatever they pick is what their bridal party can afford. Remember that aside from the dress itself, bridesmaids oftentimes have to pay for shoes, accessories, travel and lodging. Therefore, it’s always a courtesy to ask them beforehand what they can afford to pay and try to work around that price range

Shopping For Bridesmaid Dresses: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid

Not Considering Body Types

Even if you find a dress that you’re absolutely in love with, if you have bridesmaids that are different sizes, there’s a pretty good chance that the gown is not going to look amazing on all of them. That’s why it’s always smart to look for dresses while keeping your bridesmaids’ body types in mind. You can read more about how to figure out your bridesmaids’ body types by going to The Knot and putting “bridesmaids” and “body types” in the search field.

Not Taking Someone Along with You

Although it is certainly your day, which means that you get the final vote, it’s still a good idea to take one or two people along with you as you look for dresses. In fact, it’s preferable if at least one of them is someone who will be a part of your bridal party. They can offer you a perspective that you might not have considered otherwise.

Not Looking Online

If after checking out some of the local bridal stores and boutiques, if you’ve not found just what you’re looking for, how about looking online? There are plenty of websites like Allure Bridals that can provide you with all kinds of options that can make bridesmaid dress shopping easy and convenient. Just make sure that if you do decide to get your bridesmaid dresses online that you check out the return policy first – just in case you need to return a couple of them due to fitting issues.

Not Shopping Early

This last point could have very easily been the first. One thing that bridesmaid dresses have in common with prom gowns is the earlier that you start looking for them, the more you’ll have to choose from and the cheaper the prices tend to be. You certainly don’t want to wait until six weeks before the wedding only to find yourself frantically looking for some dresses for your bridal party. So give yourself about a six-month lead. It provides you with enough time to find just what you want and your bridesmaids with enough time to pay for it. Happy shopping!

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