Having your bridesmaid dressed all in the same color or style is the traditional way to set your wedding. It makes all the elements look coordinated and coherent with one another, and also it adds a touch of elegance to your big day. But for some, outfitting their ‘maids in a look that’s been done over and over isn’t as appealing. That being said, here are the pros and cons to styling all of your ‘maids in the same dress.
PROS to the Same Style Dress:
- Equitable costs: Everyone pays the same price for their dress so there are no arguments/discussions over someone paying more or less. Sounds like a win to me!
- It’s a traditional option: if you are thinking of having a classic, vintage or ceremonial wedding, then you may consider having your girls wearing the same style as it’s a clean, classic, and super elegant look.
- The bride is the focus: By styling all of your ‘maids in the same dress, it really allows you to be the main focus as your standing at the altar, as well as in all of your photographs.
CONS to the Same Style Dress:
- It may cause disagreement: Each person has different likes and preferences when deciding how they want to look. Getting all of your girls to agree on one dress style could potentially turn into World War 3.
- One dress style does not fit all: You may face the situation that the dress you decided on, doesn’t suit perfectly with their body types, skin color, or height. Oops.
4 Tips for Choosing One Dress Style
If you’re planning to have all of your ‘maids styled in the same look, here are some pieces of advice to make sure all goes over smoothly:
1. Pick a universally flattering silhouette. Choose a dress that will flatter multiple body shapes such as a strapped A-line dress. Strapless doesn’t always bond well with some shapes and anything too fitted could cause for a ton of alterations.
2. Be reasonable with the price. It’s a bit impractical to expect all of your ‘maids to purchase a $300 dress so try and stay $200 or less and keep an eye out for deals!
3. Ask for opinions. Ask them what they’d like to wear, have them send you pictures, and most of all, be open to their ideas.
4. Don’t be a pushover. As much as I want you to be open to their ideas, you still have the final decision in the end. Make sure that you’re choosing a style YOU love just as much as they do.