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From the very moment you bag that bit of bling on your finger, we can imagine you were beyond excited to ask your best girls to be your bridesmaids! But now you’ve picked out your #BrideTribe, it’s also time to choose their aisle style. Whether you’ve got just a handful of bridesmaids or more than 10 ‘maids accompanying you down the aisle, shopping for their dresses is always going to be a difficult task. Your squad will be all different shapes, sizes and styles, so you need to make sure you choose a dress that everyone feels comfortable in. Brush up on some of our top tips for bridesmaid dress shopping…

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Tip 1 If you’re offering your best gals complete freedom when picking out their bridesmaid dresses, we suggest that you offer them a few pointers to limit the admin and stress! For instance, if you’re going for a particular colour palette, let your ‘maids know a selection of shades that you’d be happy for them to wear – this is particularly helpful if they’re rocking mismatched gowns.

Tip 2 If you love the idea of mismatched bridesmaid dresses, it’s important to keep one element of each gown the same. Whether that’s the neckline, colour palette, hem length or material – this will ensure the dresses look coordinated.

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Tip 3 Grab your girls and make a fun day out of it! Start the day with bubbles or prosecco (a great ice-breaker if some of your bridesmaids don’t know each other) and then head out shopping. Let your ‘maids try on as many dresses as their hearts desire and use it as an excuse as a girly day out.

Tip 4 Consider the season that you’re saying, ‘I Do’. For spring and summer weddings, we adore pretty pastel palettes, flower-adorned gowns and even floral hoops instead of bridesmaid bouquets. For winter weddings, your girls could don knitted shawls, faux fur shrugs or cute cardigans.

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Tip 5 Organise a day when your bridesmaids can try on the dresses together ahead of your wedding so you can make sure everyone is happy, confident and excited to be stood by your side on your special day.

Tip 6 Don’t forget about those all-important finishing touches – accessories, shoes, jewellery, hairstyles and make-up! Think about whether you want your bridesmaids to have the same hairstyles and accessories, or would you rather they decided on their own?

Now you’ve got your bridesmaids shopping covered, head over to our Cream of the Crop directory where you’ll find endless inspiration waiting for you…

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