Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quirky Maids

A trend that seems to have come out of nowhere over the past couple years is letting your maids choose their own dress!  I love love love this trend.  It solves for a myriad of issues - such as cost, style and comfort.  The one glaring issue is how to not make it look like a total cluster when they all stand beside you. 
Tips on how to avoid this:
  • Pick a color palette such a pinks, jewel tones, or neutrals
  • Swing by Home Depot and pick paint strips that fit in the color palette and pass out to your maids to help with color matching when they shop.
  • Pick one fabric such as silk or select certain fabrics that pair well together like chiffon and cotton.  This will help the dresses look cohesive.
  • Decide how you feel about texture such as sequins, lace or jacquard.   
  • Peruse Pinterest and sites like Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes to find examples of Bridesmaid that did it right.  Send these to your bridesmaids.  I've put a couple of my favorites below. 
  • Consider finding specific dresses you like online and sending the links to your maids.  I found one of the dresses below on Nordstrom.
  • Last but not least reserve the right to veto and be available for guidance and shopping trips!

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