A tricky decision in the wedding planning process is picking out the bridesmaids dresses. Do you let the bridesmaids pick their own style? Should you choose one color or multiple shades of a color? In-store or online shopping? These are just some of the questions you ask yourself. Listed below are tips from Sandra D’s Bridal Boutique regarding bridesmaid dresses.

Same vs. Different Styles

Many brides are letting their bridesmaids choose their own style of dress. By letting your bridesmaids choose their own style, they can show their personality through the dress. If you do want the same style, keep in mind the shape and size of your bridesmaids. Try to find a style that compliments all your bridesmaids, then your bridesmaids will feel comfortable too.

Same vs. Shades of Colors

The latest trend for bridesmaids styles is having multiple colors instead of one color. Brides also like to incorporate different texture into the dresses. Different colors and textures look great, but make sure you see them together before you order just to confirm you like that look. If you feel nervous about having multiple colors, don’t worry at all. Brides still choose the same color for their bridesmaids! 

In-Store vs. Online

In today’s age, there are many options in terms of finding a bridesmaids dress. You, as the bride, have to make the decision between purchasing online or in-store. Please consider the benefits of buying bridesmaids dresses from a store. By going to a store, you’ll be able to see how styles look on your bridesmaids and how colors look together. You will have a professional stylist to measure and give guidance to determine the best size for your bridesmaids.


When picking out dresses for your bridesmaids, be considerate of their budget. You don’t want to force your bridesmaids to pay for something they can’t afford. If they can’t afford the dress, it puts them in an awkward position. It’s best to have a conversation with your bridesmaids prior to shopping for dresses. This way you and your bridesmaids are all on the same page. 

Ultimately, have fun during this process with your bridesmaids! Message us or stop in at Sandra D’s Bridal Boutique if you have questions about bridesmaids dresses!