Since we’ve already talked about
creative ways to ask your bridesmaids to be in your bridal party, it’s time to
consider the bridal party’s dresses for the big day. Whether your bridesmaid
group is large or small, dress fittings need coordination and planning.
To ensure a smooth and fun bridesmaid dress fitting experience, follow these
Break Larger Groups in Half
When it comes to your bridal
party, the more the merrier! However, hosting a large group can get tricky at
times. Think about splitting larger bridal groups in half for the bridesmaid
dress fitting or even just bringing a subset of the bridesmaids to the
consultation. Your bridesmaids want to support you on your big day and will
want to wear your top dress choice!
Despite the size of your bridal
party, researching before the bridesmaid fitting process is very necessary. When
researching, be sure to keep in mind various bridesmaid dress vendors in the
area, your party’s budgets and sizes, and have an idea of the dresses you want.
Proper research will allow you and your party to have an organized game plan,
and will eliminate unnecessary and avoidable problems.
Have an Idea in Mind
Starting the bridal fitting
journey with an idea of your bridal party’s dresses will allow the process to
move quickly. Some ladies have an idea in mind the moment they start the
planning process, but if you don’t, not to worry — there are tons of blogs and
magazines that are dedicated to bridesmaid styles and trends.
Call Ahead of Time
Many times, bridesmaids gown
samples run from size 8 – 14 only. With that said, make sure you call the ahead
of time to not only see if bridesmaid dress fittings are required, but also to
see if the fitting location has the necessary sizes for your bridesmaids.
Establish a Budget Upfront
Talking about budgets and money
isn’t the most enjoyable topic of discussion, but in this situation, it’s a
part of the fitting process. Be sure to not only have a sense of your party
member’s ideal budget, but to also be mindful of this when the dress fitting
begins. Your bridal members are supporting you on your big day, so return the
favor with making it easy for them to do so.
Be Open to Different Dress Shapes
Of course, it’s hard to shake the
perfect dress vision out of your head, but it’s also important to recognize
that dresses fit everyone differently. It’s basically impossible to find a dress
that is “one size fits all,” so be aware of this when fitting your bridesmaids.
Be open to different dress shapes in the same color — you want to feel
comfortable on the wedding day, and so do your bridesmaids!
While you’re coordinating the bridesmaid fittings, get your
groom on board for his groomsmen fittings at the same time. Groomsmen fittings
require research and planning as well, and most groomsmen appreciate the option of a “hands-on”
look at the fabrics they’ll be wearing.
Savvi Formalwear’s specialists can walk
your groom and his crew through the formalwear fitting process to ensure the
party is dressed to impress for the big day!