In the middle of wedding planning, it’s easy to get so caught up with the plans and the responsibilities that you lose sight of things you’d probably notice any other time. Here are 3 things you should think about that your bridesmaids probably love you too much to mention.
The bridesmaids will pay for their own dresses, so it’s important to think about their finances before choosing something extremely expensive. One bridesmaid may not have an issue paying $600 for a dress but another might not have that much wiggle room. Be open with the bridesmaids and try to come up with a price that’s fair to everyone. Around $100 is the average, but some bridesmaids won’t be able to swing it. If your heart is set on the dress, offer to purchase it for the bridesmaids.
All women’s bodies are wonderfully, beautifully different. A dress that looks fantastic on your size 8 petite bridesmaid may not look as elegant on your size 0, 6-foot tall bridesmaid. Don’t be afraid to choose different styles for your bridesmaids, as long as they’re the same colors. Your bridesmaids are going to want to make you happy, so they probably won’t make a fuss, but you need to realize which styles just aren’t going to work for some bridesmaids.
Again, they love you, so they’re not going to tell you that you’re turning into Bridezilla. The last thing you want to do is hurt their feelings or become crazy obsessed over your wedding, so relax. Make sure you’re communicating with them, but that you’re not bossing or being obsessive. You want everyone to have a great time for your wedding…including you!
Keep these things in mind when you’re planning the wedding with your bridesmaids and try to keep a check on each aspect so you can catch potential problems before they develop.
So true! 🙂
Thanks for posting – we have shared with numerous brides of ours and all have appreciated your insights!