Hello beautiful brides, Caitlin here again with a few tips on how to make bridesmaid dress shopping more enjoyable for your girls! I’ve had so many dramatic, tedious experiences selecting maid dresses for weddings and I knew I wanted something different for my ladies. It seems the options are now endless for your bridal party attire – which is both overwhelming and wonderful at the same time!

I decided to host a girls night and invited everyone over for a night of cocktails, snacks and dress shopping. I asked them to bring photos of dresses they liked so we could land on a dress that everyone felt confident and happy with!

We also took to the internet and browsed sites like J.Crew, Bella Bridesmaid and Vow To Be Chic — which rents dresses. We looked at non-traditonal places like Anthropologie and H&M for non-bridal dresses too. We all found this experience to be much more fun than spending time visiting bridal salons.

In the end we ended up renting our gowns from Vow To Be Chic –I let each girl pick a color and we all decided on a style together and it couldn’t have been easier!

TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE DRESS SHOPPING

Communicate ExpectationsSet parameters up front (or have your Maid of Honor) about cost and style.

Make it Fun | Host a night for your bridal party and make it fun, brainstorm together and share your vision for the wedding.

Get Creative Think about using different styles of the same fabric, mixing different colors or allowing the girls to purchase their own dresses (with your approval!)

Photography: Krista A. Jones

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