– Choose your bridal gown and venues first – once you have a look, theme or colour palette in mind, it’s a lot easier to find bridesmaids’ dresses to suit. Browse the Dessy website to see the huge variety of styles and colours on offer.
– If you have a large party, only take one or two of your most trusted bridesmaids when you start looking. Narrow down your options to three or four styles to show everyone later, or you will be overwhelmed by opinions.
– Be decisive – it’s your wedding! Of course you don’t want to upset your favourite ladies, but someone needs to have the final say and it’s your day after all.
CHOOSING THE GOWNS
– With Dessy dresses, you can focus on choosing a style you like, confident it will be available in a wide range of colours and in any size you need. Dessy also offer matching accessories, and we have matching shoes and bags for our dresses, saving you the trouble of chasing round the high street trying to find something to go with your sage green dresses!
– Chances are, the girls you choose to be your bridesmaids are your nearest and dearest, and you trust their opinions. No-one wants a truly miserable bridesmaid on your big day, but equally, don’t be afraid to be firm with your vision.
– You need to leave yourself plenty of time – Dessy dresses need to be ordered six to nine months in advance, so you have time for alterations before the wedding.
– A common scenario is that differing hair colours and body shapes means the dress that looks stunning on your sister looks less than flattering on your friend from school. A modern and fair way around this is to have your ‘maids in different dresses in the same fabric and colour – everyone is happy and you still have a co-ordinated look for your big day.
THE FINAL DECISION
– Once you’ve chosen the gowns, everyone will need their measurements taken. Correct measurements are vital in choosing the size to order, so your girls will need to come into the boutique to be professionally measured.
– We will give you an estimated arrival date for your dresses when you order. We then call our brides as soon as the dresses arrive, giving you plenty of time to collect and arrange fittings etc. We work with a very experienced seamstress, and the girls can come to the boutique for fittings, or go direct to the seamstress’ own studio.
Any questions? Please feel free to give us a call on 01446 771775!